Thursday, 31 May 2012
Happy and Glorious?
We are knee deep in preparations for our Diamond Jubilee street party this weekend - fingers crossed the bunting ordered online arrives and that the weather stays dry. I have lived in this road for nearly 10 years and it's the first street party. It started when I was reminiscing with my friend and neighbour about memories of the Silver Jubilee, we decided we wanted to do something our kids would remember too. There will be food, drink, games, royal quizzes and a Great British Bake off, all to be judged by the senior members of the neighbourhood. Everyone was invited, so the couple who let their dog poo in peoples gardens will be attending, as will the grumpy man who rants at the neighbourhood children for having the temerity to sledge past his house every time it snows and the warring neighbours with boundary disputes will be there too. In short, all the ingredients for a Great British Punch Up!
Despite this, it's starting to feel very exciting, and I hope it will feel more like a community afterwards. A nice warm glow is what we all need when the suns gone in and the news is so awful. So we shall enjoy our overdose of red white and blue but, like Easter, we wont forget what it's really about - Pimms, cheers!
Have a great Jubilee weekend whatever you are doing.
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