Today is the official start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As I’m writing this I can see the rain drizzle outside and hear the people buzzing on the street outside, in full go preparing. I’ve been up early baking scones and full of positive hope that the rain will pass and there will be, if not sunny, at least dry out there. For today is our Wilton Way Diamond Jubilee Street Party! Last year for the Royal Wedding they had a very successful street party just outside our mews, there were a rumoured 2000 or so partying along down our street and it was a truly magnificent day! So I’m hoping that today will be just as fabulous too, come rain or shine!
In the last few weeks, I’ve seen Union Jacks everywhere I’ve turned and I love that people get so involved, there seems to be a real sense of community about the whole thing. I think that in this time of day, when the economy isn’t looking great for the country and we’re struggling a bit, I think that that we find a sense of comfort in that, after everything that has happened in the last 60 years, after all the changes that Britain has gone through, the one thing that has remained the same is the Queen. Needless to say I’m a bit of a royalist and I think the Queen rocks! She also reminds me of my grandmother, maybe that’s why I like her so much, either way – I will be celebrating her this weekend. I will put my Swedish ‘crown’ aside and be truly British! God Save The Queen! Here are a few pictures to get you in the spirit.
The Coronation 1952
Shop window on Earlham Street Covent Garden
Union Jack house on Wick Road in Teddington
Silver Jubilee Party on Navarino Road, around the corner from our house.