Interestingly the closer we have got to the weekend 'the I'm not going to do anything' are now joining in and doing something. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity (for most of us of a certain age) when something like this happens. It's a chance to get together not only with familly & friends, but an opportunity to meet new people, join in whether in your home or actually attend some of the events. Have a bit of fun, even if you sit and watch what other people are doing. It's a chance to sit back and make some new memories.
I have watched some of the younger members of my familly have a fab time, again creating memories for their future. Whilst the older ones look back and chat about the street parties, get togethers we had as children/teenagers! My own mum, aunts, sister in law and neighbours arranged a fab 25th street party, I still cringe at the memory of them all dressed up, comming down the hill but it is an image that lives on local memories, most of them in that picture have passed over, but we have the photo's of lots of happy, laughing faces. For just a few hours, everyone joined in, put their normal lives aside and had fun
As for me, tomorrow afternoon I will be watching the flotilla on TV and then get together with friends, Sunday we are off to Builth Wells (weather permitting - to the motorbike show), Monday we are off to Mumbles where a day/evening of events are taking place ending with fireworks at the Castle. I grew up in Mumbles so it seems 'right' to be there. As for Tuesday, closer to where I now live, I have joined in with a group of friends and we have organised a party in the park, to be honest, I've been given the job of getting the bunnting around the park or community centre, which is our back up plan if it rains. I only know a few people who are attending but will know a lot more by 8pm!
For all the ones who have a go at the Royal Familly, money spent, etc, this does attract a lot of tourist, which generates an income for many businesses. I'm not going to argue the how/why we have them I just accept that they are there.
Going with the flow of life, just like a bit of driftwood floating down the river, sometimes hitting something, other times almost coming to a complete stop, but always moving forward and never looking back.
A day without laughter is a day wasted