Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'm In!

Thank you for all for the congratulatory messages yesterday! I'm happy to report that I'm now officially a British citizen!

The ceremony, held in Kensington Town Hall, was lovely and surprisingly ceremonial.

I've been to one or two of such ceremonies back in Canada, and (although it may be slightly unpatriotic to say this), I have to say this one was better.

Maybe it's because I was taking an active part, but the individual oaths that we had to take, the Alderman in his ceremonial dress and the music that played throughout the ceremony certainly put a tear in my slightly jaded eye.

Afterwards, we had tea and biscuits with the ceremony officials, where we learned that Kensingon is one of three Royal Boroughs in the country (the other two are Kingston and Windsor).

And then The Man and I took off to the nearby pub for a celebratory Pimms in the sun.

What better way to celebrate being British?

11 comments:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats!! the pics are fabulous. Looks like you had a super day. Thanks for sharing. Cheers~

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad the weather cooperated for the big day. Great photos. I like the dress.

Rosalind Adam said...

How exciting. Was it just you who was receiving the British citizenship or did you share the occasion with lots of other people? I've never been to a ceremony like that before.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations Marsha! How soon do you develop the accent? :-)

Smitten by Britain said...

Drop dead jealous!

withinireland said...

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http://withinireland.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/i-see-you-london/

Ann said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Marsha Moore said...

Thank you! It was really lovely - a great British day (without the rain!).

Marsha Moore said...

Rosalind - there were about 20 people there going through the ceremony with me. It was really nice to have such a wide variety of nationalities with me!

Girl Fren said...

I'm happy for you (& envious). However, they may decide to let me in as I'm the mother & grandmother of Brits.

Further congratulations are due for persuading the weather to cooperate [it was likely out of respect for your new Britishness.]

Ee Leen Lee said...

congratulations! the photos are lovely