Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee Ma'am...

Morning folks...have you all been enjoying your bank holiday weekend joining in the Jubilee Celebration fever...the weather's been awful but it didn't seem to dampen the spirits at Sunday's Thames River Pageant...I'm now feeling a bit of a wimp complaining about my little chilly sojourn to Edinburgh after watching all the folks who braved the weather to take part and pay tribute to our wonderful Monarch who stood in the freezing wind for over 4 hours...at 86 years old that's no mean feat. I have the greatest admiration and respect for this wonderful lady who's spent the last 60 years fulfilling the pledge she gave on her 21st birthday to devote her life...be it long or short...to the service of this country and going by the 1 million plus people who turned up at The Thames...I'm not alone. And what a finale...I was a quivering blubbing wreck watching the choir belting out "Land Of Hope And Glory" soaked to the skin in the lashing rain...Britannia may no longer rule the waves but hey we still have that indomitable spirit that put the Great into Britain in the first place.  And oh boy do we know how to throw a party...loved the Jubilee Concert and the "real" stars of the show for me were Gary Barlow's Commonweath Choir and their wonderful performance of "Sing"...
It's been far too cold for al fresco Jubilee partying...no pimms or canapes in the garden for me...I'll be snuggled up on the sofa again today...tissues at the ready for today's Procession up the Mall...all that "All The Queens Horses and All The Queens Men" ceremonial marchy stuff gets me every time...it's hairs on the back of your neck standing up time and no-one can match us Brits when it comes to pomp and pageantry...fingers crossed the weather behaves and it doesn't rain on Her Maj's big parade.
But in between all that patriotic blubbing I managed to have a little crafty time so I'm joining in the fun over at The Ribbon Girls first Monthly Card Challenge...
a date for your dairies...the first Sunday of each month

Paper...Topper and Sentiment from a free Jubilee Party Pack Download
from the lovely Liz at Pink Petticoat
Large Crown Charm
White Guipure Lace
Union Jack Button
Cherry Red Divine Bakers Twine
all from The Ribbon Girl
Time to put the kettle on and it would be so rude to ignore the Royal Decree so there will be lots of cake.  See you all tomorrow over at WOYWW.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: scroll down for the winner of Buddy's Jubilee Tea Party Goodie Bag