Good morning, Prep School family,
I hope you are well and enjoyed the long weekend. I had a lovely weekend with friends and family. I loved watching the coronation on Saturday and watching our King and Queen being crowned. My dad and I sat and watched it on the TV as we drank tea and ate shortbread, discussing all of the interesting facts that we were being told. I loved learning about the traditions of the coronation and why all of the ceremonial things happened as they did. I found it fascinating watching the armed forces march and parade – the precision and timing is nothing short of spectacular. I enjoyed people watching and admiring the outfits people had chosen to wear – Kate’s headpiece was stunning! The balcony appearance at the end and the Red Arrows fly over was just wonderful. I think my favourite parts had to be:
- The armed forces doing their three cheers for King Charles – the removing of their hats and the unity and sound made was extremely moving.
- The sacred anointing of King Charles, the screening off of such a personal, sacred and humbling moment. . . very poignant.
- William pledging his allegiance to The King, his dad. . .so special
- The gospel choir and the abbey choir singing Zadok the Priest – truly beautiful
- The golden carriage and seeing the sceptre, orb and both crowns – all of the things that fairy tales are made of!
I was so proud to be British this weekend and be able to witness such an historic event.
Now, I do know that the monarchy isn’t for you all and I understand that some of you didn’t enjoy/appreciate the coronation as I did, so that is the last that I will say on the matter. . .for now. . until we have another major royal celebration!
The rest of my weekend consisted of a night out in Nottingham to see Michael Buble (AMAZING!), catching up on the coronation concert that we missed (Lionel Ritchie – love!) and meeting friends for brunch – if only every weekend was like this!
Quote of the week: “Being beautiful has very little to do with the way you look.” – Stacie Martin
Well-being tasks for this week: Meaningful May.
This month is all about us belonging to, and being part of, something bigger and all of the ways that we can connect with, and make a difference to, the world.
Tuesday 9 May – Find ways to use the values that are important to you today
Wednesday 10 May – Be grateful for the little things, even in difficult times
Thursday 11 May – Look around for things that bring you a sense of wonder and awe
Friday 12 May – Listen to your favourite piece of music and remember why it is special to you
Saturday 13 May – Find out about the values or traditions of another culture
Sunday 14 May – Get outside and enjoy nature and all of its beauty
Monday 15 May– Contribute to your local community in someway
Jokes of the week:
What did the tornado say to the sports car?
Want to go for a spin!
What kind of shorts to clouds wear?
What’s a tornado’s favourite game?
How do hurricanes see?
With one eye!
What did the cloud say to the lightning bolt?
Sleeps til Santa: 229 sleeps til Santa
5 things that I am grateful for or looking forward to this week:
Can you try this simple exercise in gratitude and positivity?
- I am looking forward to the release (on Wednesday) of the final book in one of my favourite series
- I am looking forward to going to London today
- I am looking forward to a party at the weekend
- I am grateful for the three day weekends we have enjoyed this month
- I am grateful for the sunshine and warmth we had on Sunday
Take care of each other and have a lovely week,
Enjoy each day and remember to be grateful for the small things,