04 7 / 2011
It seems only right that this first blog should be written on the National Holiday of one of the countries I am a passport holder of. I’m sure it was absolute mayhem in Ottawa this year. My parents live right downtown so I’m waiting to hear how they experienced the madness that was William & Catherine.
I’ll admit I was sick to death of seeing about the nuptials of those two. Living in Australia we obviously saw a lot about it on every TV channel. Especially CNN! By the time the wedding day came around I could have cared less what the dress looked like or how the ceremony went. I think I was one of the few people at my work that didn’t watch it.
I did, of course, catch all the aftermath of it. I saw the dress (wasn’t all that special, but hey, I’m no fashionista!) and parts of the ceremony. The thing that really caught my eye was the moment when Kate Middleton took her father’s hand to be led into the church; she was trembling. I had a moment of sympathy for her but I wasn’t ready to forgive them just yet for the circus that had preceded their wedding. Another thing was that kiss. Now, I was living in the Netherlands when Prince William-Alexander married his Maxima, and if you watch the video of that kiss, well that was a KISS! I was so disappointed that this young couple didn’t push the boundaries a little and let loose. I suppose however I don’t give allowances for them being British.
It wasn’t until I saw an article with pictures depicting the newlywed Catherine grocery shopping at her local Sainsbury. She was pushing the cart and having a jolly good time of it too. It made me realize that I was perhaps a little too harsh on the girl. Maybe she’s actually in love with the guy! I guess I can be a bit pessimistic at times when it comes to true love and all that.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!