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Royal Wedding etc.

The bus to the Tate Modern the other day passed by Westminster Abbey. I have never seen the lines to get in so long, wrapping around the block - the Royal Wedding effect. A large BBC truck was parked beside the building, as was a BT vehicle, laying the datalines to transmit large volumes of data next week.

But really, it was an email from a Germany-based tea & coffee company whose mailing list I am on which brought home the global scale of the thing: they began this month's advertising with a Royal Wedding mug and special tea blend.

Tomorrow begins ten days of national semi-shutdown. For three day's leave, an eleven day vacation. I imagine the airports will be packed.


Apr. 21st, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
Most people I know are avoiding the festivities like the proverbial Black Death. I may take a look at the dress and laugh at the silly hats, but otherwise I plan to ignore it all. And the motorways will be hell, so I'm planning to stay in Warwickshire unless R wants us to vosit her in Sidcup for her birthday on Sunday.