What I bought at the Royal Wedding, plus what happened

So I took my daughter to the royal wedding.  I bought a lot of commerative plates and thimbles.  Also an ashtray, a flag, a stuffed corgi, a mug, a keychain, a bunch of Union Jack pencils, a couple of Paddington Bears, paper Kate and Wills masks, and a tin of shortbreads from Harrod's.  And that's not even getting into my spree at Top Shop.  Anyway, here's an essay I wrote about the whole adventure for the Oregonian.

Tea towels for everyone!

I'm packing up my six-year-old daughter, Eliza, and heading to London on the 25th, to go to the Royal Wedding.  Let me amend that.  We are not actually going to the wedding; we are going to stand outside with a half million other people and try to catch a glimpse of the wedding party on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.  It's a crazy scheme, as my husband keeps reminding me.  If it all goes wrong I can always go on the Jack the Ripper tour and call it a tax deductible research trip, right?  Anyway, I'll try to keep you all updated on our princess stalking adventure.  If you're interested, you can follow me at twitter or facebook, as I'll be much more likely to post on those than on this old thing.  In the meantime, we will continue to work on our curtsies. Eliza is getting pretty good at hers. 

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