Saturday, 9 June 2012


homemade bunting

with all the diamond jubilee festivities occuring around us I struggled to think what we did for the golden jubilee.  Then I realised that would have occured just 2 months after Folly 4 arrived in our family and I was juggling family life of 4 children aged 6, 4, 3 and 2 months - no wonder there are no jubilee memories there! I do recall mustering up some union jack headscarves (no quite sure why this fashion item) and the Follies each painting their own red, white and blue t-shirt.

This time around we managed something a little more. The village jubilee committee had planned a whole 4 day schedule of events including bbq, tug of war, the annual village cricket match, silver band concert, village walks and to top it all off a mug for all the village primary school aged children.

Mr Folly in true patriotic style left the country on one of his work related jaunts although not without first buying us a union jack flag and did apparently keep up-to-date with national events via the internet.

At yewtreefollies we did a little house decoration and held a small family party.  Grandparents were staying over the whole weekend so we invited over our cousins and went with an afternoon tea theme.

The table was groaning with homemade cakes.  Folly 3 placed herself in charge of drink making and the nojitos (alcohol free mojitos) went down well.  The time just flew by and because we back on to the playing fields where all the village events were occuring the follies could pop in and out of those as well.


I'm sure all our memories of the diamond jubilee will stand out more than those of the golden despite having no headscarves!

1 comment:

  1. It looks so lovely, the cakes look delicious - we missed the whole of the jubilee weekend although we did watch the three queen ships from the hospital window! xx