Tuesday, 5 June 2012

What it means to be British

I have honestly been blown away by this weekend, despite the weather not being the best we Brits all still put on a marvelous show of celebrating with dear old Liz her Diamond Jubilee. Being a self-confessed monarchist I've loved every minute of the celebrations- the rather soggy flotilla down the Thames, the Jubilee concert (#giverobbrydon/garybarlowaknighthood) and a poignant memorial service this morning.

Every-where up the length and breadth of the country we have been enjoying what it truly means to be British- our love for street parties, BBQs, cake, tea and uniting (oh heck I'm getting all soppy!). Today we had some friends over for a little party and I thought I would share with you some pictures from the day!

 The house with our bunting up!

 Inside the party tent avoiding the rain

Royal themed Brownies (spot the Corgi!)

Pimm's anyone?

Also was it just me or did anyone else get the hairs on the back of their necks stand up when Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band sang 'sing' seriously amazing moment.

How have you all been spending the Jubilee? xxx


  1. Your house is so pretty, I love thatched cottages! Those brownies look so yummy and I love the decoration on top. My village had a big diamond jubilee party yesterday, yours looks so cute and lovely though!

    Julia xX

  2. Your house is BEAUTIFUL, I am so so jealous that you live in a gorgeous cottage! xx

  3. How beautiful is your house, so jealous! The party looks like lots of fun, I'm loving the big jug of Pimms!

    Gillian x

  4. You have such a nice house! Tasty pimms and brownies look gorgeous.

  5. Aw such lovely photos! Looks like you had a great weekend x

  6. Your house is so lovely! Looks like you had a lovely day. We had a massive party in our village at the local park...shame about the rain though! Those brownies look yummy too!

    Sophie x

  7. your house looks so lovely xx

  8. Aw, your jubilee celebrations look so fun!


  9. Hello!

    I just have to say...I love your blog it has great visuals :). I am now following. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW. It is a pleasure to visit. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Steven B. :)

  10. Oh wow what gorgeous photographs!! I totally agree the song was so lovely and the girl at the start and end was adorable. Did you see the documentary Gary did on recording the song for the jubilee?

  11. Wow, that's amazing. The royal brownies were fab -the corgi is adorable.