The Queens Speech.

By Alison December 12, 2005 2 Comments 1 Min Read




It’s up to you: both will be doing speeches at three o’clock on Christmas Day and I, for one, am torn. While we don’t seem to watch much TV at all at Christmas, the tv is always on just before we sit down for dinner, and though I’m really not sure we ever listen to what is being said, the Queens Speech is a very British tradition we adhere to and quietly adore…

While the Queen waffles on in her strangely, plummy, old fashioned voice on BBC One, Jules and Jamie Oliver will be holding court with their two scrumptious little girls on Channel Four. On the one hand Jules and Jamie Oliver are the very essence of a modern BrocanteHome family, and I think she is a positive saint for putting up with his workaholicism. I relate to their young family and her absolute honesty and I love what he is doing for school dinners (hospitals next please!!) but Christmas is all about tradition isn’t it??

Like I said, I’m torn.

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  1. Savannah says:

    I understand! I would be torn, too. Maybe you can watch AND tape one while someone in your family watches and tapes another???? I know it isn't the same, tradition-wise, but you'd get to see??? Good luck…

  2. Mimi says:

    Would it be completely sad of me to watch one and tape the other? I love the old-school Britishness of the Queens Speech, but as you say, the Brocante-ness of the Olivers too!

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