Our school has a favourable connection with the British Embassy. This owes in part to the fact that there aren’t many other Brits around to converse with, but we have made friends with many of them over the past year. They held a party to celebrate an anniversary related to a figure the vast majority of people from the United Kingdom love and cherish. Long live the Queen!
Kazakh fun fact: Kazakhstan – United Kingdom relations were formally established on 19 January 1992, with the UK opening an embassy in Almaty in October that year.
We were invited to the Radisson Hotel to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This month she marked 60 years on the throne and, even though we were thousands of miles away, we rejoiced in typical British style – with Pimms, curry and fish & chips. Delightful.
We signed off formally with a Summer Ball. Smart dress, great food, copious amounts of wine and champagne, a wonderful band and a night that ended with my playing DJ on the school stage – a fantastic way to sign off. And a bad head the next day.
Love you all