The Royal Wedding, a Modern Fairy Tale as 2 billion of us would have tuned in to watch per media reports. This world event is now yesterday! What is this fascination with London? How “VIR” are you or very important royal? How Beckman are you? and you probably packed or will pack your bag to travel to Buckleberry town where now Princess Catherine once resided.
Since the engagement announcement six months ago it is apparent that we were all in preparation for this lovely occasion and union between William and Catherine’s wedding set for April 29, 2011. One thing for sure we all watched Prince William grow right in front of our eyes. For example his joy, his brother Harry, sadness and his career choices were constantly a media story to newspaper headlines. As a matter of fact today’s headlines are about his engagement and its activities. We were all averti or warn about every detail that will happen on their wedding day, a millenium timely showcase. One statement that resonated during an interview with Barabara Walters as she asked what could go wrong, the answer “there is no room for something to go wrong” as Prince William weds.
Yes, I did wake up at 3:00 am and watched the full coverage, and I am beyond happy that I did. A let’s get royal moment. It was phenomenal, beautiful, worthwhile, overall the British monarchy was fully restored. Every moment was unique en son genre, and to be remembered for a lifetime. My favorite moment was when Prince Harry could not contain himself and looked at Catherine Middleton, his “sister” while William totally resisted and refrained. The other one was when now Princess Catherine said “wow” as she stepped to the famous royal balcony, perhaps the unscripted wedding moments. The promise was kept “there is no room for something to go wrong.”
What is the fascination with London? Mine began perhaps since 1987 that I became aware. I became fascinated to travel and live there. Until the grand day happened on January 2003. After a short preparation I was packed and ready to travel to London to attend a week-end conference. I was excited. I stayed for two weeks. I met, talked to people, ate the best chiken family meal, the best Chineses food, a salmon sandwich at the airport, a SHAZAM moment, the best spa moment. I travelled by train and returned home at eleven at night. I enjoyed shopping at the airport as a matter of fact my Harrod’s souvenir was pulled out yesterday.
Last but not least I created an interview with an Intensive Care Nurse Manager. We discussed healthcare and how nursing is practiced in England. I also had the opportunity to visit her ICU floor and met the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. During my tour, I learned that dialysis care is managed by the primary care nurse. Recently I came across the brochures that were shared with me, a one of a kind moment in my nursing career.
I was so fascinated about travelling to London that I arrange to speak to my daughter’s third grade class while in London. Thank you Ms. P. I asked my daughter yesterday about this moment and she remembered.
Perhaps I can say that this fascination with London for many us comes from our association with the monarchy. As someone said the monarchy is the “light…” My fascination began when I would have seen the pictures of London thru a View Master or Longue Vue in Haiti. Looking back to have access to a View Master was a privilege. It was perhaps a job creation because one had to pay to look into one. May I say we paid by the slice. Wow a worthwhile moment in my life! What did you see in your View Master? After all is the hoopla over in London, let’s find out.A la prochaine,
Nicole Claude-Love & Happiness