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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Excitement!

Hi everyone!

Today was a special day. I got up and watched the Royal Wedding! Did you? I am curious to know how many of you did. Pop me a comment to let me know - I'd love to hear from you!

Since I was a little girl I have been interested in the royal family. You can ask my sisters - I collected articles and magazines when Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married - I still have them too. And to keep up with my tradition I will go out tomorrow seeking the UK newspapers, magazines, etc - if you have any tips on where I can find them I would really appreciate it! I think part of the reason is because my Mom and I shared that interest. When Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married I was a young girl and we watched that Royal Wedding together. Today I shared that experience with my 2 daughters. They got up happily to watch the Royal Wedding with me.

Mom's been gone for almost 3 months already and part of the reason for getting up at 2:30 am this morning to watch the Royal Wedding live was because when William and Kate got engaged Mom was really excited for them and their wedding day; I wanted to share this with her. All the while I was watching I told my 2 daughters (who are 11 and 9 years old) that Oma (Dutch word for Grandmother) would love this or that part. That brought tears to my eyes - Mom would have loved the boys and mens choir, the hymns, the orchestra, the new couple on the balconey. Mom - I think you got a great view of the Royal Wedding today.... And the other part of the reason was to carry on this Royal Wedding watching tradition. Watching it together with my 2 girls is a moment to remember - the effect on them was the same as I had when I watched Prince Charles and Princess Diana get married 30 years ago - feeling of love, joy, hope and of course the belief in fairy tales.

Nancy K.


  1. Two stores where you might find the uk magazines/newspapers:

    With the Times (located next to the Good Earth Cafe on 11 St S.W).
    1504 11th St SW
    Calgary, AB T2R 1G9

    (403) 244-8020
    Daily Globe Newshop
    1004 17 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB T2T 0A5

    (403) 244-2060

    Very speical that you shared with your girls.

  2. Thanks Marilyn! I really appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful Sunday! Nancy

  3. Nancy,I did get up at 3:45am to watch the wedding and I had a "replay" party with afternoon tea on Sunday! I would have invited you if I had know!
    Although it is a sad time because you miss your mum, it's great that you have those memories to share with the girls.
    Let me know if you want my family to pick anything up for you (wedding Specials etc). I saw Macleans advertising a Special which is out soon.
    Take care!

  4. Thanks Suzanne! Keep me posted on the wedding specials if you don't mind. I'm going to post what I find on my blog too! Thanks for sharing! Nancy