Royal Jubilee

I am so proud to be British, what an amazing Jubilee weekend we have all had! Wow what a spectacular event that has been put on to celebrate the Queen's 60th year on the throne. From the pageant down the river Thames on Saturday, to the concert on Monday evening outside Buckingham Palace, and now as I write this in front of my TV, I am watching the service of thanksgiving which is taking place at St. Pauls Cathedral. We do know how to put on a great event here in Great Britain on a huge national scale and down to the local small parties that most villages and towns have had on their streets.

I had a wonderful street party on Saturday; we shut off the street, carried our tables and chairs onto the road and having already decorated the houses and railings with hundreds of flags and bunting we only had to decorate the tables with lots of food and drinks! It was lovely to get to know my neighbours, someone had given everyone name and number labels so we knew who was who and who belonged to each house! There was a sweepstake going around for the Epsom Derby horse race, and then a ballot to vote for the best decorated house. It was a great day, the weather held out for us all and didn?t make my table full of cakes so soggy!