I remember the Queens Silver Jubilee like it was yesterday. It was 1977 and I was 7. My Nan made me a red, white & blue dress out of crepe paper for a big street party we attended with our cousins. I loved that dress so much.
I enjoyed the Golden jubilee in 2002 just as much. A big group of us jumped on the tube into London to watch the Queen in her golden carriage. It was a fabulous day as we sipped champagne at Trafalgar square and joined in with a fantastic carnival.
I'm so excited for the Diamond Jubilee. It will be our Granddaughters first one and she is the same sort of age as I was for my first jubilee. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did back in 1977.
The jubilee weekend is also my middle sons (bottom row, 1st on the left in the red T-shirt) 21st birthday so it will be a double celebration for The Syders. I have been planning the weekend for months. We have family coming to stay and lots of guests.
We will be having a BBQ with karaoke and we have built a homemade campfire tripod for the evening.
Papa's speciality is shredded pork cooked in cider with apple sauce & stuffing in fresh rolls. He will be cooking that over the campfire come nightfall and the kids can toast marshmallows.
I picked up some fab Victoria sponge cake toppers
I made some Union Jack bunting a couple of years ago but here is the tutorial if you fancy giving it a go.
We made some tea light holders from old jam jars and hung them in a tree in the garden
My youngest painted one of them...and a grand job she did too
So that's my Jubilee round up.
Before I go let me just leave you with a photo of The Queen that I took when she visted Essex back in 2011. I was so thrilled to have managed to get such a good shot and she looked lovely.
Do you plan on celebrating the Jubilee too?
Linking up to Miss Lizzie's Jubilee Round up.