Diamond Jubilee Fever

I'm not the most staunch of Royalists but this weekend I'm joining the rest of them. Jubilee fever has taken the UK and the world it seems by storm. Whatever you think about the Monarchy this celebration will go down in history and studied by generations to come. It is only the second time that a Monarch has been on the throne for 60 years. The only other being Queen Victoria, interestingly another Female. It is an occasion that certainly my generation will never see again and, it's doubtful that even my daughter's generation will experience. So I for one am embracing Jubilee Fever and joining in the party with a bang. I'm trying to get my work done this morning so I can begin baking my Bart's Jubilee Victoria Sponge (more on that later), my Union Jack cupcakes. I've already got the chicken on ready for the Coronation Chicken sauce. Sausage rolls and pork pies, cheese and pineapple on sticks and a big green salad will be my contribution to the party. To accompany the food there will be Champagne, Elderflower Presse and the quintessentially British Pimms and Lemonade.

My street will be holding a party tomorrow with a nod to the Big Lunch on Sunday, though the rain is set to join the celebrations by then. Sunday we'll be heading to our local Bishops Park to watch the Flotilla and take part in the 1950's style Tea Party at Fulham Palace. There will also be a Vintage funfair, music, big screens and food stalls occupying the newly restored park though it remains to be seen if it'll be a wash out. I hope that the weather guys have it all wrong and the sun shines for us Londoners! Monday we'll be joining friends locally for their Jubilee BBQ, then Tuesday I think we'll be collapsing from all the partying. As you can probably glean from this post I'm getting rather over excited by the whole event to the point where I've started a Scrapbook for Matilda with memories of the celebrations, for I fear she won't remember much at two. So hopefully this book will prompt her in the future and aid her History studies.

What are you all doing to celebrate this momentous weekend?