Saturday, 2 June 2012

A weekend of being very British

In case anyone out there has been living in a cave for the last six months, I ought to mention that it is the UK's Jubilee weekend/Bank Holiday.  Celebrating 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.  The whole country is awash with bunting and street parties and nostalgia.  Apparently.  You wouldn't know it from where we live!   The shops are awash with items covered in the Union Jack but from the quantity of things still unsold, I suspect that many will be seen in this year’s end of summer sale.   I don't know anyone who is hosting a street party and none of the houses in my street have any evidence of red, white and blue.  Although I did go through the town that I used to live this morning and they seem to be more in the swing of it. 

bunting
One thing I will be celebrating this weekend is … Sian’s Storytelling Sunday!  I don’t even have a British story to tell for that, although my tale this month does involve a trip overseas and an imaginary Miss World catastrophe. 

7 comments:

Ruth said...

WE're lacking in the bunting department on the road where I live, but I have rectified that! See my photo-a-day later. We're having a Jubilee tea party on Monday afternoon.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So fun for all of you in England! Jacky was kind enough to send me an email explaining what the Jubilee was all about. It all sounds so lovely and oh-so-British. I would love to be there and celebrate with you all. :o) Enjoy!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Can't wait for your story. Still polishing my post for tomorrow.
Rinda

Gail said...

Looking forward to your story tomorrow. I'd love to be in London right now but am home in Canada instead. We will do a little celebrating at home tomorrow with a Tea though. (This should be good - I've never baked scones before).

Alison said...

We actually avoided the part of the coast we would normally go to when Craig's here...there was to be a giant beach picnic for the Jubilee and we reckoned we'd never get parked!
Alison xx

Jennifer Grace said...

There's a huge amount of bunting around here, and a town event later today that I'm going to take a look at! x

Sian said...

Your story was a fab one! Definitely lacking in the street party department round here too