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Jubilee Celebrations

on June 8, 2012

I’ve finally got an evening to sit down and share some lovely photo’s of our jubilee celebrations. I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t get better shots but hope it gives a flavour of the day we had.

We decided on Thursday evening to hold a street party in our street with some of my lovely mummy neighbours. After a quick pow wow we each had our tasks and the plan was in place. I dashed to the shops after work on Friday evening and grabbed the very last packs of bunting anywhere along with flags, balloons and other bits! Our street looked fab we had them stretched from house to house right across the street itself and people from around the doors were all coming to take a look and commenting on how great it looked. We popped notes through neighbours doors inviting them to join us and hoped for good weather!

The Jubilee weekend was full of busy! Saturday my little girl and I headed to a local soft play with a friend and her children, we spent Sunday stocking up on bits for the street party before heading to my parents for tea with my sister and her daughter and watched the Royal Flotilla. My hat goes off to The Queen and Philip for standing in that freezing weather out on the Thames for all that time. I really felt for them!  Monday was spent with the inlaws, we baked cakes for our street party and went for a walk and to the local park, the weather was lovely and I prayed it would stay that way.

Tuesday was the big day and we prayed that the weather would hold and luckily it did! We had a small marquee up just in case! We spent all day outside till early evening and despite the last minute planning and invites we had a brilliant day! 15 sets of neighbours and their families came out to join us, which was great as we got the opportunity to speak with people we hadn’t really socialised with before. We had music playing and everyone brought food and drink, as well as toys for the kids. We had slides, bouncers, rockers, trikes, ride-ons, games, swingball, skittles, hoopla, colouring in books and pens and trampoline to mention a few! The children were in their element! I loved watching my little girl have the freedom to play outside with new friends, she hasn’t stopped asking to go on the trampoline with her new friend “mi mi”, as she calls her, since!

All in all a great day and weekend for that matter was had by all and we are already planning our Olympic street party!

I’ve felt proud to be British in the last week, some people may call it all “pomp and ceremony” but I love that, I think we should be proud of our heritage and the great British spirit that we have! I think it has set the stage for what we can achieve and show to the world during the Olympics and I for one can’t wait!

Hope you all had a good bank holiday!? I’d love to hear how you spent it so please do share


10 responses to “Jubilee Celebrations

  1. A really lovely way to meet the neighbours and a true sence of comunity really lovely post x

  2. Jennifer says:

    Looks like a wonderful celebration! We went to a street party in my parent’s street but it was mainly adults, I think it is so much friendlier when there are lots of children getting involved. Glad that you had fun!

  3. What a great sense of community spirit! How lovely and I am so impressed with the icing on your cakes – I am a useless piper!

    Great fun.

    Thanks for sharing in Family Frolics. 🙂

    • amummysview says:

      Thanks lovely I’ve been trying so hard to get it right. I am not a good cook! lol! I got a new piping set as the first one I got was crap and the whole nib came off and all the icing came out in one lump! lol!

  4. Fab way to meet the locals, i just love how a celebration like the jubilee really brings a community together. The street party sounds and looks like it was a lot of fun and that spread of food is making me seriously hungry! Nice to have you back by the way lovely, hope you had a good holiday? Thanks for linking up to Pretty.Little.Things too xxx

    • amummysview says:

      Thanks lovely. Had a great holiday just been manic since, fell in on last night and was ill for a week and with jubilee and family christening have not stopped lol. x

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