A Street Party celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

Determined not to be outdone by the celebrations up and down the country over the last few days I joined our village's Street Party Committee at the end of last year.The memories of the 1977 Jubilee always fresh in my mind despite it having been decades ago whenever these momentous Royal occasions occur I'm determined that Matilda will also have equally clear memories stored in her mind.

Our committee set to work raising monies so that the day could be free for everyone. We started off with a generous donation from the Parish Council which then seemed to encourage all the other local businesses to contribute. We were flattered and so excited to have received such warm support. It meant that other than bringing a plate of food to share the children could go on all the inflatables and the go carts for free all afternoon.

The weather was kind to us after the morning hailstorm, the sun popped out on a few occasions to break up the bitter cold. The children however didn't appear to feel it! The village pooled their resources volunteering to help on the day to make it a memorable occasion for our children! This community spirit played a big part in our decision to leave London, we're so lucky to have found one of the friendliest villages around.

Let this be the first of many community events!