Ping and Phoebe
Last night my wife, Ping took her affirmation of allegiance to Britain and the Queen and is now a British citizen.
I was surprised at the ceremony at how much interest there was. Everyone there had friends or family, all taking photos as if it were a wedding. Although those involved were equally embarrassed, as if it was a wedding, they were obviously getting into the mood and really seemed to find the whole thing a good event.
The only odd moment was the national anthem, when it felt like everyone should sing, but we, being British, wouldn’t do that ;o)
Even Ping thought it was ok, and that after saying earlier in the day that it is just another thing to do for someone else – more hassle.
Afterwards we went to a local Italian restaurant for dinner, where Phoebe tried to eat all the shellfish!