The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
As some of you probably know, last weekend was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The event marked Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne. In honour of the Queen, there were insane soldier processions in the Westminster area, a boat pageant on the Thames, street parties everywhere around the country, and crazy people dressed up in the colours of the union jack! I’ve never felt so much sense of patriotism in this country before. So my friends and I decided to do another really touristy thing and tried to catch a glimpse of the Queen during the boat pageant on the Thames. Although I’m not even from this country, it was kind of fun to dress up for the occasion. I decided to rock this awesome t-shirt with the Queen’s face and paired it with a blue blazer. I was almost tempted to wear something red to go for the full union jack look but then it was a bit too over the top (but then people were already giving me weird looks regardless hahaha). I also took out this boater hat (boater hat – boat pageant, geddit ;)? ok, lame I know). It made me look like a ridiculous farmer girl but hey, I wasn’t quite sure about when I could wear it again (that’s probably why people gave me weird looks!). The place turned out to be insanely crowded so it was pretty difficult to see anything but I still managed to take a snapshot (amidst being super blurry) of the Queen. I don’t know if it’s correct to say this but the Queen looked really adorable doing her signature *wave*. Although the weather was pretty terrible and we had to stay under the rain for hours, everyone was still cheering and singing ‘God save the Queen’. It was a pretty good experience and I’m pretty grateful for being able to live in London for these moments, can’t believe that people even had to travel from abroad just to have a glimpse of the queen during the processions!
After that, we went to check out the World Street Food Festival at the Southbank Centre and everything there smelled a-ma-zing! There was everything, from crepes, burritos, paella,… food heaven! Unfortunately, today was the last day. I really hope they would organise something similar soon. Anyways, this was a quick update to break the exam-hiatus. I should get back with more posts soon!