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29 April 2011 @ 06:10 pm
Have snot ... and Pimms!  
One thing I often tell people is not to break their foot. It's bad for you. You should also not break your nose. You should especially not break your nose to the point that you end up with a deviated septum, because if you get a cold, sometimes you end up with sinuses full of snot for days if not weeks on end and it is both disgusting and unpleasant.

Now that you are all either moving on to the next person on your flist or going 'EWWWW!', ROYAL WEDDING DAY IS HERE! This is grand news for three reasons. 1. We had an early mark to go home and watch. 2. Some genius brought Pimms into work and there is an unusual degree of sozzledness at this end. 3. Minor royals and their terrible fashions! 

The ABC has started with its BBC coverage, and Huw the Unhappy. At least their Random People to Question are a bit more pertinent than the few minutes of Channel 9 coverage I saw. There's Kate's head master from school, bless him. 'She's nice, her family are nice, yay nice!' is the gist of his commentary.

I'm tremendously tempted to liveblog it as though it were Eurovision, but to be honest, I am here so that I can drink some hot choc out of my terrifically tacky commemorative mug and giggle at the hats. Ladies -- never wear a hat bigger than your shoulders to an indoor event. All else aside, it makes navigation and seating awkward.
 
 
 
Nennenenne on April 29th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
Obviously two women can't sit next to each other. ;)

I will not be watching royal wedding, because I will be in Hogsmeade again buying my wand and visiting Hogwarts and in the afternoon there is a space shuttle that needs launching here. So busy!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
Gabbie and Mark is the other gloriously romantic story of the day! I hope his journey is a splendid one.
Meredythmeredyth_13 on April 29th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
I should probably switch it on. Maybe a shower first - maybe. And some breakfast? I dunno - it's a hard one.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
Mug of gin and some biscuits! Hot or iced choc if you can't face a boozy brekkie! Boris Johnson was on, he remains as Borissy as ever.
Emma: Dan - homeemmacmf on April 29th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
What's with all the hats that are perched smack bang in the middle of their foreheads? It's very distracting.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
For those who could not secure a Botox appointment in time.
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shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on April 29th, 2011 09:31 am (UTC)
Very true about the hats - some of them are absolute shockers! VB's is kind of cute though.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
Yes, I liked her hat! Not the shoes, though, too silly for a pregnant woman who will need to stand around. Thank goodness for Becks's strong arm!
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shadowedkit on April 29th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
As a side note: "Now is the time to speak" (in terms of there being a legal or reasonable reason why the Future King and Queen can not marry). Oh yes, speak and bring down the disapproval and attention of not only the Monarchy, but most political leaders around the world.....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Well, you saw all those guards stationed around the place. Not just ceremonial!
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quatrefoilquatrefoil on April 29th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
Speaking with authority, I can attest that the occasional sinus full of snot is preferable to having one's deviated septum undeviated, since the latter involves a hammer and chisel and a nose full of seaweed, and does not necessarily guarantee that you won't have the occasional sinus full of snot.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have had enough broken noses to last me a lifetime!
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 29th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
I was rather liking the Vivienne Westwood outfit.

I have amaretto and applejuice. It's the only thing getting me through some of the 'talk to the plebes' moments.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh god, could those commentators be more patronising? I am not sure whether the correct response to some of the people in costume is 'Oh, good for you', or 'Shine on, you cheerful nutter, I'm just going this way ...' but I feel quite certain that 'What possessed you to dress like that?' is not the best choice!

I thought the outfit itself was good, but it was wearing her rather than her wearing it. She's young, there's plenty of time to hide behind your clothes in your fifties!
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This Girlthisgirl_is on April 29th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
Poor lamb. "No more", he said, "It's embarrassing."

Looks like the Queen needs a cuppa and a sit down.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
Don't we all! I want to be with you and your scones. I have jam!

And Wills is a retiring lad, bless him.

I think some of those flowergirls were having the time of their life ... the theory that Harry has them juiced up on sweets seems to hold water!
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 29th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I want it to be true that Harry was slipping them sweets, so I'm going to believe it no matter what.

They were pretty good scones, if I do say so myself. :o)
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!: MindTheGap/?themostepotente on April 29th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
PIMMMMS!

I brought a bottle back a few years ago, because I loved it so much.

How drunk are you, darling?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
It's great stuff, though more punishing than I think.

Drunk enough to think, 'Hmmm, Birthers or a bald farmer who talks with trees? Bugger a Republic, it's too dangerous! It makes people like Trump think they are relevant!' But sober enough to spell!
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Rainienrainien on April 29th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Poor Princess Beatrice. I'd quite forgotten all about both Bea and her sister. Now all I'll remember of Beatrice is that monstrosity perched atop her head. "Here I am, Princess Beatrice, all dressed up like a monochrome gift. Any takers?"

*ahem* Goodness! It's been a while since I was that catty. I should, perhaps, feel bad for saying that. *considers* Nope. The hat is truly awful.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
She is a lovely looking young woman under all the eye make-up and dreadful headwear. Just because Philip Treacy made it, there's no reason to wear it!

I like to think that she and her sister had a bet on.
Rainienrainien on April 30th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
One of my co-workers didn't like what either sister wore. She suggested that the sisters were protesting the absence of Mum!Sarah.
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 29th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
The other one was wearing Vivienne Westwood. I approve of her.
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Jae: Crazy Hat Ladyenchanted_jae on April 30th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
The hats! *swoons*
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on April 30th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
Late to the party - shaped bandwidth is a curse
HATS. Am convinced I spotted the Quangle Wangle in the crowd. And what was going on with Posh's hair? Was she trying to endear herself to all those horsey Windsors? At least Becks scrubbed up well.

Biggest WTF moment was the cavalcade of minibuses. OH GOD NO. Why? Why was that?

Harry was so adorably disreputable-looking, even in his spiffy uniform; and that was such a cruel camera angle during the ceremony, looking over William's shoulder with a perfect view of his bald spot. So unkind.

Charming dress, though I was bitterly disappointed by the lack of gilded coachery. Am ashamed to admit I switched it off once the ceremony started, so I could watch Torchwood with the estimable being_here...

DARLING. EUROVISION IS ALMOST UPON US. \o/