I’m not sure I’ve seen such a mix reaction to something in the whole of my life! Mostly with politics, you sort of stand with a party and that’s it.
Some people want to celebrate, but don’t have the money. Some have the money, but don’t want to celebrate. Some expect tax payers to pay for it. Some think the people who actually want it, should have to pay for it. Some are not bothered either way, some are completely bothered.
Personally, I am choosing not to celebrate the Jubilee this year. Not after who was made an MBE. A person who makes me feel ill, because they have made up SO much crap about trans youth. They’ve used their fantasy, to harm trans youth. Guess what they’re getting an MBE for…Services to children.
You might have heard about the Queen’s Jubilee Writing List. Mainly because transphobes are outraged the Rowling success with HP means she’s the greatest writer ever! She should be on that list.
There are a LOT of writers/authors that I would have expected to be on there, that are not.
Ten books for each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign were selected by a panel of librarians, booksellers and literature experts from readers’ recommendations spanning 31 countries.
The Big Jubilee Read includes “brilliant, beautiful and thrilling writing” in novels, anthologies of short stories and poetry published since 1952, said the organisers. They were “shared stories that define our social and cultural heritage”.
468 years ago today, the Lady Jane Grey (and technically England’s first Queen) was removed from the Throne. Lady Jane Grey was appointed the ruler of England but her accession to the throne lasted only a mere nine days.
The execution of the sentence was suspended, but the participation of her father, in early February 1554, in Sir Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion sealed her fate. She and her husband were beheaded on February 12, 1554; her father was executed 11 days later.
If it hadn’t been for her father, the Lady Jane would have more than likely been released, or at the very least kept in “jail” or would have been transferred to a smaller castle or home to be watched. Either way, she more than likely would have lived. #DeadbeatDads.
Out of all the Royals in History, personally, I feel sorry for Lady Jane the most. A lot, if not all, happened to her, because of OTHER people. She was executed because of her father and brother, not because she actually did anything wrong. Let’s be honest, I don’t think she was ever brought up to be Queen. And it’s not like she would have had a choice to say “No”. I mean, some men today still think “No” means “Yes, please”. At the same time we know so little about her, even though she was technically she was the first Queen of England (and the others, haha). If Mary hadn’t of won (which the Lady Jane was again, not aware of anything. She was trusting her advisers) Lady Jane Grey would have been the first Queen of England (and the others, haha) for a long time.
This weekend in some states in Australia has been a nice long weekend. Which if you follow me on ym Instagram, you’ll know I spent most of it doing nothing, and it was glorious! I had to finish off some homework, but that was all that HAD to get done.
So why the long weekend?
Well this is the weekend that we celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth birthday.
So Happy Birthday Your Majesty. Her actually birthday is the 21 April 1926. However a lot of the Commonwealth celebrate her birthday during the Summer in the UK. You might see some news about “Colouring the Troops” Which is the UK Military saying Happy Birthday to the Queen. The tradition of the British monarch celebrating two birthdays stems back to 1748, during the reign of King George II. As the king’s birthday fell in late autumn, the weather wasn’t suitable for a large, public celebration in honour of his birthday.
But Lauren, you said Two Queens.
Yes, yes I did.
Today is also and always has been officially this Queens birthday too.
This is my “baby brother” Hahahaha…Although, for a long time now, there has been nothing “baby” about him. Can’t you see you the family resemblance. And how many other big sisters can say that they are at the height of their brothers boobs! Hahahaha.
Although he is the Golden Prince, and was spoilt something rotten. I am really proud of him. I would never tell him this, but I don’t want him to come back to our state. I believe he only started to “grow up” when he left our state. I think he would flounder if he ever came back here.
When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?
I don’t move my jaw, but the females in my family have this habit. When we’re cutting something, or something similar, we do this twisty thing with our tongue. We also, not chew on it, but we almost try to hold our tongues in place with our teeth.
Do you chew your pens and pencils?
I think that I used to when I was younger, but I don’t anymore. I do still click the clicky pens though.
Are you a collector of anything? If so what?
I’d have to say that I’m a wannabe collector. You’d probably notice that I am a nerdy type person. The reason I call myself a “wannabe” collector is that if I was rich, I would have so many figurines of Superheros, Hero, characters I admired. In my dream rich life, I would totally have a room that is just filled with nerdy collectable things.
What size is your bed?
I am very lucky, my bed is a Queen. Lovely and spacious, especially with no one else in the bed with me as well,lol. I bought special Egyptian cotton sheets for it as well.
I think this is probably the day where most people Down Under might call themselves a Monarchist, even for one day.
Queen Elizabeth II actual birthday in on April the 21st, but here in Australia we “celebrate” it almost two months later. The reason for this? The weather. British weather is well known for being unpredictable and wet…Extremely wet…So making the celebrations for a much more ‘warmer’ time of year means that they can celebrate with the public, they can hold festivals in a lot more pleasanter weather.
Karula is an awesome Mama, she is about 11-12 years old and until 2015 New Year she had no lost a single cub! For those who don’t follow the #safarilive team, Karula has a cub about a year ago and it was all very exciting. Unfortunately about 10 others safari cars wanted to see the little cub as well. With so much noise with all the cars and the people (who SHOULD have been silent, mainly children screaming … What the hell parents?!) the little cub was naturally curious, came out and was killed by Hyena.
It was devastating, you could tell Karula was in shock herself, she had never lost a cub before! Any-ways because of the situation there were strict rules placed upon the car and the guides. There are not allowed to be more than three cars at any sighting. With the birth of these new precious cubs and the disaster that happened last year, NO ONE is allowed near Karula or the cubs for at least the next two weeks and I think that is fantastic!
Down Under today we are celebrating the Queens birthday (I don’t actually know what the Queen of England’s birthday) … The best part of it though? We get a public holiday here. Celebration! Well to celebrate I am sleeping in and playing video game all day! What do you like to do on public holidays?!