Friday, April 29, 2011

A tribute to Great Britain!


I know, I know, you're probably fed up with this Royal Wedding, but I thought I owed my visitors from England Great Britain (2,552 visits via 271 cities last month according to Google!) a tribute, on this very unique day ;-) So I gathered all things English British I had at reach and made this photo (the cup - and the apron too - were given to me by Rose, during the last PDP picnic ;-) ) The French and the English are known to have been enemies throughout Europe history (remember Joan of Arc!), but deep inside, we love each other.

42 comments:

  1. Cheers Eric! Best wishes from England! Believe it or not, some of us love France and the French people :-)
    ...and don't really care about The Wedding...

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  3. Don't forget the Ecossais Eric! they love Paris, well I do anyway ;o)! Alison

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  4. Awww, that's sweet!

    Or should I say, bloody hell, you're all dressed up! ;)

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  5. We DO love each other! What a fantastic picture, Eric! As you know, I can't WAIT for the Royal Wedding! Thank you for the tribute, you look marvellous - I hope you will be watching on tv? xx

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  6. Enjoy! I will be on a Eurostar on my way to Paris during the wedding (with thanks to William and Kate for the extra day off!) but should be in my hotel in time to watch the flypast of the RAF an the WW2 planes.

    Don't forget that the French sold Joan to the British!

    The only Royal Wedding I have ever watched was the marriage of the Infanta of Spain so decided not to break with tradition.

    Princess Anne's wedding - I went to a tennis tournament. Diana - I slept most of the day. And the others were on normal work days!

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  7. I can't believe I'm actually thinking of getting up at 3 am to watch the wedding! Sleepiness will probably get the better of me. I love your smile in the photo and the photo caption,Eric. Both made me smile wide. : ) Who knew it was all posturing? A thousand years of warfare swept away in a moment!

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  8. Funny picture! I will watch the wedding on tv...

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  9. Mais voici une photo qui pourrait totalement remplacer la photo officielle de ce blog qui date de pas mal d'années, si je me souviens bien!
    Pourtant je trouve que tu parais beaucoup plus jeune sur celle ci et toujours aussi souriant!
    Ton secret ???

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  10. The KING of PDP honnors the future KING of the UK!!!!

    That's fantastic of you to show up here, love the picture!

    I will watch the wedding of course, it will be aired here too and the news just can't stop talking about it.

    May they live happily ever after!

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  11. Great photo! Sarko should use this to promote British tourism in France.

    Fed up with the wedding? Mais non, those two are cuter than puppies. Here in New Mexico coverage starts at 2 a.m. We could not convince our mean bosses to give us a Royal Wedding holiday, but we will have a British tea party complete with fabulous hats at lunchtime to toast the happy couple. I suspect the computer network may go down from everyone secretly streaming coverage.

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  12. You look great in that Brit apron. Yes, there has been a love/hate relationship between France and England; I attributed it to the royal families in their conquest of land and political power.

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  13. Great photo, Eric! I love the Twinings English Tea straight from Franprix or G20!!!!!

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  14. Adorable! In honor of the wedding I spent the morning today hiking in the mountains with a friend from Cambridge. (I often honor the British this way.)

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  15. Eric as an Englishman! Very tasty!


    And thankyou from an English visitor who lives in France. Not fed up with the Royal Wedding at all. I shall be glued to my television set...

    Love the photo...

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  16. Eric, you are so cute! We need to see more of you on PDP!

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  17. Bloody good old chap! ....off to the pub for a pint and some chips:)

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  18. LOL! I barely recognized you with this English-king-of-the-kitchen apron ;)
    Enjoy this Big wedding day... as something joyful! Love to each other for ever...!

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  19. You look cute Eric :-)
    All we need now is Guille with her cushion...
    They are just married!!!

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  20. Just wanted to add, that with that striped shirt you really look British, indeed:)...what a beautiful ceremony....just perfect!

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  21. You should be made the French ambassador to the UK! Oh wait, then you won't be able to do this blog. Never mind.

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  22. Very cute! And English Breakfast tea from Twinings!! One of my favorites. :) Twinings is the best.


    Have a wonderful day!

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  23. Great Brit photo and amazing blog Eric--merci! Delighted to have stumbled upon this site--its the best on all things Parisan! I'm a huge Francophile since recently hosting some French exchange students from Agen, now my daughter and I are planning our trip ;) Vive' La France!
    --a French loving American

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  24. Eric, I am so relieved to see that you've got your outfit organised for the next big social occasion of the year, the PDP picnic.

    Of course speaking as a Scot, the French and the Scots had the Auld Alliance for many years, bound together by a common dislike of the English and I have to say that we are always received rather well in Paris as Scots! :)
    However, that's all ancient history
    now and I have to say that even this cynic really enjoyed the wedding, it's what we do best, all that pomp and ceremony stuff, and they are a lovely couple. My wife and daughter even wore tiaras while we watched on TV. How cheesy is that?

    One small niggle, England is only part of The United Kingdom, the others being Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we get very touchy about this. :(

    Hi Lynn, something told me you might comment today. Hope we don't have to wait until the next royal wedding!

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  25. Very cute, Eric! You look like you're ready to party with your friends across the Channel. See how much more fun we have when everyone gets along? :~}

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  26. Brilliant!

    I am not sure why people here in the US are so negative about this whole affair. We were up at 5:00a to watch it live....great tradition, and even better the way it pulls the nation together as a people, and their wallets as a boost for London's economy. I think the world is sometimes so self centered today that we forget to be a community. This morning's events certainly showed there is some of the that lost sense of community still in the UK at least. If you have formally studied history, to see these places in modern times is really great....


    Sean

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  27. I've been looking at photos and video. I'm charmed. I'm with you, Eurostyle.

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  28. The wedding was lovely, as is your tribute, Eric.

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  29. Well, I watched in replay and not at 1 am but it was still lots of fun and lovely to see London celebrating with the newlyweds. I agree, Sean, and I love the bit about the tiaras, Drummond - made wish for one myself!!

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  30. How sweet you are, Eric! {And you look very trim and dapper in that apron.} Such a beautiful occasion. I wish them every happiness.

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  31. You are great to do this tribute. I love the shot! I also loved the Royal Wedding. :)

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  32. Great picture Eric ... we didn't wave union jacks for the wedding but watched the highlights on television in the evening. Well done for keeping up Anglo-French relations - vive la France!

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  33. I must admit I'm a sucker for the whole thing. My daughter and I watched it from start to finish and loved it. Mind you our eyes were a little sore after 5 hours of continual television, but we were willing to pay the price :)
    Love the apron Eric ;)

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  34. I said a few pictures back that I also like pictures that make me laugh out loud and well, this one did that for me, thank you Eric! The gleeful energy just shoots out of you. The picture appeared and I immediately received it as a happy rascal vibe and I can just see you chasing PDP people around the courtyard waving your English items and singing a raucous pub song at us as we all squeal with joy. And then afterward, we all happily collapse from the exhilaration and enjoy a wonderfully satisfying adult beverage.

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  35. Liking the pic. The smile says it all:-)

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