Home: 10 Ways To Celebrate The Jubilee
I’ll let you in on my dorky little secret: I’m dead excited about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend. I know. I’m the woman who decidedly ticked the “YES” box in the referendum for Australia to become a republic all those years ago.
But you know what? I’m feeling OK about my dorky duplicity. And I think a few other Australians might share my exact feelings.
I’m not going to delve too deeply into my admiration for Elizabeth II, as I’ll start to unravel a mess of undergraduate post-colonial theory and I’ll start questioning why I’m writing this blog post in the first place. Best just to accept that I reckon 60 years in any job is worth acknowledging and I’m a dork and move along…
It doesn’t help that since I moved back to Sydney after living in London for three years, I can’t help looking back over my shoulder at what I left behind. I really miss the place. And I can’t help but feel swept along in the frenzy for Union Jack-and-corgi-emblazoned memorabilia – especially when every second tweet, instagram or status update details the latest preparations for this weekend’s street party. What can I say? I have a strong sense of occasion and I’m a sucker for a good string of bunting.
So while I’m stuffing my cake hole with Coronation chicken sandwiches this weekend, I’ll be raising a glass to Elizabeth II.
And if you’d like to join in, here are my top 10 ways to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Image above via www.liberty.co.uk.