Monday, 13 June 2016

A Right Royal Do - Yarn Bombing, Corgi Cake and Champagne #Queens90thBirthday

What a fabulous weekend! Even the most hardened republicans (like me if I am honest) must have felt a slight twinge of national pride as it seemed all over the country people banded together to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

My Team Parish threw a party with food, a giant cake and a special service to which the whole town was invited. The celebrations culminated with the lighting of  beacon on the church tower. Awesome!

 The churchyard and area around it had been yarn bombed by local craftspeople and bunting was everywhere. I particularly loved the busby wearing soldiers and the hanging mobile with cakes, cups and a  teapot - all knitted!



I had been invited to a BBQ in my village and despite the weather turning from ridiculously hot to torrentially wet we remained stoic as only a Brit can and stood in the rain for quite a good part of the evening until the crisps went soggy.

I took along one of Asda's marvellous Georgie the Corgi cakes and a bottle of Champagne (also from Asda) and we toasted the Queen while the children devoured Georgie. It said on the box "serves 18." Or 7 hungry children and a couple of cake-mad adults who *may* have gone back for seconds.

The Champagne slipped down very nicely with my friend who is something of a wine connoisseur declaring it "very good." High praise from him, trust me.

The children hurtled round until the rain stopped play and we chatted round the table until way past their bedtimes.

It really was memorable and I do hope that when those children grow up they will remember the occasion of the Queen's 90th birthday with a smile in the way I remember her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Happy Birthday Ma'am.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Georgie Corgi Cake and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne free by Asda. Views and opinions remain honest and my own.


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