Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubileeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!


Ok, my last Jubilee post, I promise. There is a definite red, white and blue theme to today's activities. I found the photo above when I recently stayed at my parent's house. It is me, aged three and a half, at Charles and Diana's wedding in July 1981. I know it's not really a Jubilee photo, but I like it. I think it echoes everything I have seen here in the UK over the last few weeks; fun, fancy dress, street parties, eating and drinking, bunting, a sense of community. I remember making that hat with Mum and Grandma, then wearing it for the playschool hat parade.

Bella kindly modeled her Corgi T-shirt for me. (Angus was less keen).

























Today we had a small tea party with some friends. I made cupcakes (recipe here).


I love these little cake toppers:



Jubilee Rocky Roads, which are plain old Rocky Roads with a Union Flag stuck in the top (recipe here).



Some cups. And straws. I didn't photograph the matching plates, napkins, bunting...


But the highlight of my day, actually my week, is this little picture that Bella drew this morning:


Her Royal Highness is wearing a crown, striped tights and what look like red cowboy boots. But best of all, for some reason I do not understand, the Queen is wearing an apron, with a picture of the Queen on it. When I asked Bella why, she looked at me as though I was very stupid and said "because she is baking some Queen cakes.". I do not understand the logic of a five year old mind but I love it.


35 comments:

Jenny said...

What a wonderful drawing Bella! I LOVE the idea of the Queen getting a wild hair and putting on her striped tights and cowboy boots to do some baking!

Anna said...

Ah, sweet photos. Love your hat! I remember that photo. Bella looks gorgeous and her drawing is so cute. She has coloured in the repeating pattern on the bunting perfectly without one mistake! (That's the teacher in me talking.)
We had a very wet day out at some local gardens but the girls had fun spotting sculptures around the place. It kept them from thinking about how wet they were getting.
xxx

Donna said...

Great photos - glad you had a good time celebrating the Jubilee. The rocky road looks delicious :)

mags said...

Fantastic fun and you obviously had a great time. Loved the photo of you - that's really special. Could just eat one of your cakes now. xx

Julia said...

Oh my, I love the cupcake toppers (the cupcakes are so pretty) and the rocky road flags...they are perfect for this event! Bella's drawing is also fantastic!!

emma said...

Looks amazing - Bella's drawing is splendid! Looks like you had a great Jubilee!

cassie said...

looks so fun and festive! i get my fill quite easily of american flag themed things, but i don't think i could tire of your flag. its just so classic.
oh, and this reminds me that i am overdue to make another batch of your rocky roads. they're so GOOD!!

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Jen Walshaw said...

Looks like you had a fab weekend. The T shirt looks amazing

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Bella, that drawing is fabulous! So silly of your mum not to know that the queen was baking ;-)

Charmaine said...

wow, you really got into the spirit! really like those cake toppers, very cute!

Caroline South said...

I love Bellas drawing, it's brilliant. Those cupcakes and rocky roads look yum and the toppers look great. xx

Bella Shirts said...

Rocky rods looks delicious, hope you can see more good time in your life:)

...Tabiboo... said...

Your pictures look fabulous and very coordinated - I love the whole red white and blue thing..... I think I may keep it going.

Nina x

Gillian said...

Me too Jenny - in fact, I think I would quite like to do all baking in striped tights and red cowboy boots from now on!

Gillian said...

She does a lot of repeating patterns on everything at the moment, they must be doing it at school. Heart, circle, flower, heart, circle, flower...

Gillian said...

I haven't eaten a single rocky road yet, how remiss of me. I will make up for that right now!

Gillian said...

Thank you. The photo makes me smile - the hair and dress definitely say early eighties!

Gillian said...

I love those cupcake toppers - I have loads of flags left and no idea what to do with them! I'll have to stash them in a drawer for a rainy day when we do some crafting.

Gillian said...

Thanks, it was fun. I just wish the sun had shone more, but hey, it's England ;-)

Gillian said...

But I think YOUR flag is classic. Especially when I see it in fancy department stores on Lexington bedding (which I can never afford).

Gillian said...

Hola Sara! Gracias por sus amables palabras. Thanks for stopping by. Gillian x

Gillian said...

We did, thanks, I hope you did too.

Gillian said...

I know, silly old me. I think I will try and find a really tacky apron online with a photo of the Queen on it and start wearing it.

Gillian said...

I think I am having union jack overload now, I would quit like to give red, white and blue a miss for a while.

Gillian said...

Thank you. She has put the drawing in her "best" Hello Kitty folder of special things - I must remove it and save it before it gets lost!

Gillian said...

Thank you. I am ready to give it all a rest now, I am all jubileed (and caked) out!

Monica said...

how cute do you look!?
and also love those cake toppers. go uk!!

Colette said...

Love all your Jubilee posts, bit behind in my blog reading as I've been too busy flag waving ;) Isn't it great that everyone has gone Union Jack crazy - I love it! x

Lyn said...

Love all the jubilee posts and great photos. I spotted the queen straight away in her red cowboy boots....classic!
xxx

Andrea @ little buckles said...

Love kids art. This is what the Queen should wear! I think Bella should send this off to the palace :)

Gillian said...

It's a good photo. I had big hair as a small child!

Gillian said...

Well flag waving is much more important than blogging! Hope you had a great jubilee weekend. x

Gillian said...

Thank you - I hope you had a nice weekend away.

Gillian said...

If I could bear to part with it I would encourage her! Maybe I'll photocopy it. I love her drawings, they crack me up.