Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rule Britannia!

A note from Joelle...
The Diamond Jubilee is almost upon us and many of us Brits are getting out Union Jack flags and party decorations ready for the big weekend ahead. For those that aren't familiar with UK royalty news...
It is HM The Queen's 60th year on the throne! Wow - that really is a long time and she is truly wonderful  to have been going on for so long!
Whenever there is a royal event (like the Royal Wedding) or a jubilee, everyone unites as a proud nation and have street parties (having long tables in the road and getting the community together for a bit party!) and a nice BBQ.
I'm not sure if the weather is going to be a glorious as it has been for the last couple of days, but us Brits should be used to disappointing weather by now!
My first experience of a jubilee was in 2002 when it was the Golden Jubilee celebrations. I was still in primary school and had to play the national anthem on the flute for the entire school - can't believe I remember that!
We were also given these amazing bronze commemorative coins to remember the event, which I still have. They aren't worth anything, but it would be great to should the grand-kids in sixty years' time ;)

Anyway, back to this week's celebrations, it's a great chance to catch up with the neighbours/old friends, eat too many sausages and have an all-round jolly time. 

Royal Wedding celebrations last year
If you are in the London area, there is SO MUCH stuff (even some FREE events) happening in the capital and you do not want to miss out!

How will you be celebrating the jubilee? Let me know :)



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