I didnt get it at all until spending time in England. But spending some time there, going through the vault with some of the crown jewels, spending time at Buckingham palace and Windsor palace, and then seeing the markings at Westminster Abbie for past royalty made me research it all when I got home. I can say that I am glad to live in a country that doesnt have royalty, but I did really love how much they really loved the monarchy while I was there. I was there in 94 and 95 so it was before Diana died. I dont follow the royal family like some do, but I was very happy for them when the baby was born today
I know a lot of Brits who are so NOT impressed by the royal family.
But anyway...if you enjoy it, enjoy it! I don't have much interest, but I don't want to ruin anybody else's fun.
And yeah, we had a picture of the Queen in every classroom. I'm old. :)
I admit I take a bit of interest in the royal family. I'm a history buff and visiting London and all the cool stuff like the Tower and Westminster is awesome. Like, you stand in the Tower courtyard looking at the exact spot where Anne Boleyn was beheaded and where the twin princes were imprisoned, where all the old royals are entombed in Westminster and all the people buried under the floor of the Abbey. Soooooo cool. :)
We are going to London next summer with the kids, and Paris too. London wouldn't be my top choice (although I like it) but my husband needs one stop where they speak English, and he & my son are both big history buffs. I keep joking that London is for the boys and Paris is for the girls, although I think Nathaniel will love both. He'll love the food in Paris!
I'm not really *into* the royal family, like I didn't get involved in the baby betting pool at work and I didn't get up early to watch the royal wedding, but I really love history & tradition so I can appreciate that part of it. And I went to high school with a girl whose older sister dated Prince Edward during his "gap year" in New Zealand; she said he was a slacker, LOL!
I forgot to tell you all about my weekend. Weston & I had a public transit fun day. :p We first hopped on a MUNI bus, then onto a streetcar, then we took BART to Oakland. Weston loved the idea of traveling under the bay -- until we were actually doing it, and then he got scared. But just as I was reassuring him that we were safe, we came out of the tunnel. We looked at San Francisco across the water, and at the big cranes in the Port of Oakland, and then we got back onto BART for the return trip. The train over was almost empty but the one heading into S.F. was full of Giants fans. Weston wanted to go to the ball game but I told him we couldn't & he wasn't happy. I said we didn't have tickets, it wouldn't be fair to Papa & Tiven, etc. he didn't care, but he finally agreed it wasn't a good idea because we didn't have jackets. ;) In the book "Larry Gets Lost in San Francisco," Larry goes up in the glass elevators of the Westin St. Francis hotel, and Weston wanted to do that. You need a hotel room key to get into the elevators, so we just wandered around until someone else was going up, and got in with them. I figured once we were on an upper floor, we could hit "1" and get back down. Nope. The stupid elevator kept asking for my room key. Luckily I'd thought that might happen so I kept the elevator door open. Finally someone else needed an elevator and the elevator said it was going down, so we got on and escaped from the hotel. Weston thought it was great fun, and he wanted to do it again, but I didn't want to risk security catching up to me. When we came back outside there were a ton of fire trucks along Union Square, we counted at least 20 various fire rigs, ladder trucks, battalion chief trucks, and ambulances. I'm not sure what they were doing there, since there didn't seem to be any emergency, but of course we watched them and waved at firefighters. When a MUNI bus stopped literally right in front of us, I asked the driver if he went to the foot of Market Street and he said yes, so we got on. We took a cable car up over Nob Hill and debated visiting the Cable Car Museum; we didn't make a decision quickly enough & decided not to walk back up the hill. When we got off the cable car, I asked Weston what he wanted to do now. He said, "I'm tired, let's go home & take a nap." So we did.
Today I am trying my hand at canning spaghetti sauce. I made it last year and froze it. This will be my first time ever canning anything. I have some tomatoes from my garden, some from the neighbours garden, and bought 25lbs at a road side stand today. Hopefully it will go ok.