there has been quite a buzz about the country for the Queen's jubilee this weekend.
its a lovely feeling to be part of something thats such an achievement for her and our country as a whole. i'm really quite proud of the queen and how much she does for us, to have a figure to represent us on a world stage, who is so gracious and dignified in her role & part of a loving family privately, is something to cherish. It seems all the more poignant given what is happening in countries such as Syria right now. It makes you realise that the freedom to joyful celebrate an occasion such as the Jubilee, out in the cities and villages across the country, is so much a part of what life here is about. It can only take place because of what we have built together, this peace and diversity we can take for granted but is something to celebrate in itself.
I think too, its lovely that britian has been able to show the Queen how much they appreciate her, through all the turn out for the celebrations marking her 60 years service on the throne.
As many of you who visit me regularly here will gather, i wasnt able to get out and partake in the celebrations, (actually had to spend much of the weekend in bed) so it was important to have some small ways to mark the occasion. I have always taken the view that to ease any pain of missing out on occasions of any sort,(birthdays,christmas,new years...) its best to do something in the home, however small, just to have a little bit of nice-ness in the day and a photo and some memories to look back on.
Luckily i have a wonderful mam who agrees and has been up to baking this year again, and she made us this maderia cake, which she cleverly put a union jack on, isnt it fab, and some iced buns, which she decorated in red white and blue sprinkles too. And they were delicious.
This was me just in my pj's in my room and some of the bakes on my bed..
a pic i dug out of little kathryn at a street party in 1977 for the Queens silver jubilee
and below some of the coverage of the pageant on the River Thames that i watched on tv, here's Kate, William and Harry
This pretty tea towel is up on my wall, it was from John lewis online, and i got a matching mug as well, i am not really a red and blue person as you'll know, so i was happy to find something in pink! (smiles)
happy Jubilee everyone, love kat xxxx