|"Bunting" is a strange word|
I'm a bit conflicted over the whole thing, really.
The country is in a very bad way at the moment and the combination of the Jubilee and the Olympics feels very bread and circuses to me. Obviously when the country won the bid to host the Olympics we didn't know that we were going to be in a massive recession, but at the same time it feels like a very expensive distraction technique. Plus, while I like Elizabeth II's fashion sense and think she's probably a lovely lady, I find the notion of a hereditary head of state pretty obnoxious.
On the other hand... 4 day weekend! Lots of shops are running tenuously-linked sales! (although wouldn't you think that a Diamond Jubilee sale would have to be 60% discount?) Friends are having barbecues! Street parties! There is bunting! Yay! Rule Brittania!
|Lots of lovely berries. In the background is a sponge cake, decorated beautifully with blueberries and raspberries, but as the person who made it is only 13, you don't get to see how much nicer her dessert looks than mine. My blog, my rules.|
|I had to consult a picture for the positioning of the crosses on the Union Jack, which was a bit disgraceful|