Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Diamond Jubilee

What a wonderful, patriotic time! It is sad to hear of Prince Phillip's admittance to hospital but last night's Diamond Jubilee Concert was brilliant! Definitely an event of which to be proud.

The daytime was just as enjoyable for me; I spent time with @ultimatecoddy and his family having a truly British day complete with cakes and a walk in the park - in the sunshine! In true Union Jack stye, this is what I wore.

Denim waistcoat: Next Top: Primark Dress: Guess (circa 2009) Sandals: Office Scarf: Next

Isn't this scarf fab? It was sent to me at work back in March and luckily I got to take it home. Next have produced a 'Team GB' scarf ready for the Olympics and profits from sales go to the British Olympic Association; it retails at £10. I know there is still a good few weeks before the Olympics but I felt this weekend was just as good a time as any to get it out!

After having a bit of a lay in (sleeping off a fab night out in Cleethorpes *ahem*), we ventured round to see Coddy's family; we were treated to sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls and biscuits as well as lots and lots of delicious homemade cakes!

Homemade (by Coddy's sister) cornflake cakes, flapjack and Victoria Sponge cake.

 And the highlight.... Eton Mess! This was my first time eating this dessert and trust me, it will not be my last!

Not the best Instagram picture but the creamy, meringuey, strawberry goodness that was my first Eton Mess!

In the meantime, celebrations were taking place at People's Park so we wondered across to have a nosey. Of course, there was a traditional brass band playing in the Victorian bandstand, crowds of people playing on the grass and soaking up the sunshine, as well as ice cream and hog roasts being served for all! Towards the end of the event, there was a conga line!

Anymore for the conga?

The weather was glorious (I think I actually may have caught the sun this time!), the drinks were flowing and we all had a fab time! Once the day was drawing to a close, we headed home and watched the big concert and the heartwarming speech by Prince Charles (didn't the Queen look like she was welling up?!) And the best part is... we still have today to celebrate too!


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