Monday, 11 June 2012

Monchel-sur-Canche: The Diamond Jubilee, from across the channel

Although I jumped at the chance to spend my week off in France with family, I felt a teensie pang of guilt every time I heard people talk about their Jubilee plans - the whole world seemed to be descending on London and here I was, leaving for the middle of nowhere in a different country, missing out on all the celebrations. 

I needn't have worried - my Auntie, a fanatic when it comes to the Royal family & all things celebratory, had planned & packed everything we needed for our very own Jubilee party. Throw into the equation a bottle of Jubilee Cava Adam's mum gave us to make sure we celebrated the day in style & we had the makings of a party almost fit for the Queen herself. 

We were tempted to hang the bunting outside, but bottled out at the last minute,
thinking it might not go down too well with the neighbours

We sang the national anthem, toasted to our Good Lady Elizabeth & then feasted on roast pork with all the trimmings, followed by a wonderful rhubarb crumble with ice cream. In the house is a lovely old record player and stacks of vinyls picked up from charity shops over the past years - for our party we picked out the most patriotic thing we could find [of course] - the Chariots of Fire original score. We all went to bed feeling extremely patriotic and very full indeed.

How did you spend your Jubilee bank holiday?

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