A Very Royal Wedding


If you’re new to my blog then this is the day you discover I am a lover of crumpets and tea. The spawn of two quintessential immigrant Brits of the nicest sort, I grew up not only with scones, bangers ‘n mash, bubbles ‘n squeak, and authentic cadbury ‘Flake’ chocolate, but I’m simply chuffed to be served a Yorkshire pudding. The backdrop to these culinary tastes was, for the better part of my youth, Oak Bay, Victoria, B.C., where the sandy seaside, the privet hedge manicured “more english than england” gardens, the ubiquitous fish ‘n chip shoppes and tea rooms only served to reinforce my Union Jack disposition. However, I promise you I do not speak with a chippy accent. Jolly Good right? Here’s a past blog called My Childhood Playground.

Still, if you shout out ‘Queen’ in my direction, you’ll probably catch my attention.

This is my favourite chocolate.

Like many Brits, Canucks and Yanks I’m rather excited about the impending nuptials of William and Kate. Brilliant!

Which is why I couldn’t help but take the opportunity to use this past week’s Innovative Space Globe and Mail ad to acknowledge the count down to the lovely event. This may be a surprise to you, but I’ve been advertising my Innovative Space column in most every Friday’s Globe and Mail for the past eighteen years. It’s a great venue to indulge my love of wordplay and giggles…and this past week was no exception. Here’s a copy of Friday’s column. Do you like?

I certainly wish the lovely couple well. I’m thrilled for them in that Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride kinda way. HA!

So while I pour myself a cuppa, just know We Find Homes For Any Royal We!

~ Steven

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