Diamond Jubilee Weekend.

2 Jun
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II X

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II X (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God Save Our Gracious Queen!

I know it’s five words, not six, but we British are famous for understatement.

There are over nine thousand street parties planned over the next few days, not one of them in my area.  There is a Jubilee picnic at my church, which I had planned to attend; but I received an invitation to my great-nephew’s christening, and I want to go to that.

I’ll be spending the day looking forward, not back.  Not a bad way to approach life.


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47 Responses to “Diamond Jubilee Weekend.”

  1. Elaine June 2, 2012 at 11:36 #

    Will the great-nephew’s christening be jubilee themed??


  2. sanstorm June 2, 2012 at 11:46 #

    I’ll spend the day lamenting the fact that the kids won’t wear their jubilee t-shirts. The big chains make the cash and I don’t even get a cute photo…


  3. jmgoyder June 2, 2012 at 12:12 #



  4. Wayne June 2, 2012 at 12:37 #

    Now that is funny right there…Hope it is a great weekend for both you and the queen.


  5. Ron. June 2, 2012 at 12:45 #

    I want to tell her that I love her a lot / But I gotta get a bellyful of wine / Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl / Someday I’m gonna make her mine / oh, yeah / Someday I’m gonna make her mine


    • vivinfrance June 2, 2012 at 13:39 #

      Ron, do I gather you’ve been celebrating already?

      Tilly I honour your sense of priorities. Can you record the procession? I shall be poeming, but by hook or by crook I wanna see that Gloriana boat.


    • Tilly Bud June 2, 2012 at 15:53 #

      Your taste run to elegant older women, Ron? 🙂


  6. Fiona Biedermann (@Insp2Dream) June 2, 2012 at 13:20 #

    That’s a heck of a lot of street party’s


    • Tilly Bud June 2, 2012 at 15:57 #

      It is! But it’s about a fifth of those held for 1977’s Silver Jubilee. ” million people this year; 10 million people back then.


  7. laurieanichols June 2, 2012 at 14:21 #

    You will have a lovely time at the christening, there is a cute baby to hold and fuss over and then hand back over to the parents. Forward is a good mindset, it’s easier moving forwards than backwards less chance of tripping.


    • Tilly Bud June 2, 2012 at 16:01 #

      He is the cutest child, but he’s turned one, so isn’t so keen on being held anymore 😦


  8. terry1954 June 2, 2012 at 14:53 #

    it is a wonderful way to live life, looking to the future, never looking back on our mistakes we made


    • Tilly Bud June 2, 2012 at 16:02 #

      Well, I think we might need to look at some, if only to avoid making them again. But not dwelling on them is important.


      • terry1954 June 2, 2012 at 17:07 #

        this is what i was trying to say, and u r right, we can look back so we don’t make the same mistakes over!


  9. Brenda Youngerman June 2, 2012 at 15:09 #

    such an amazing feat… and seriously there is NOTHING going on over here!
    Shame really when everyone seems to be obsessed with royalty….
    Have a great weekend


    • Tilly Bud June 2, 2012 at 16:04 #

      That is a shame. You should have organised something 🙂

      Call your friends now and tell them to bring a bottle, a plate of food, and red, white and blue anything!


  10. McGuffyAnn June 2, 2012 at 15:21 #

    Hail to your queen! It has been a long time since we had a leader of whom we could be proud…I guess we could mark it as a silver anniversary…just sayin’…where’s Monthy Python? I could use some help here…


  11. Piglet in Portugal June 2, 2012 at 15:37 #

    Some of the expats are even holding a Jublilee party here in Portugal. I’m a sado, I’m blogging and gardening instead.


  12. restlessjo June 2, 2012 at 15:55 #

    Tilly Bud, there is NOTHING understated about this blog post. But it’s fun! Have a great time hon.


  13. Karen S. June 2, 2012 at 15:56 #

    It’s a positive moving forward way to do it too!


  14. Tinman June 2, 2012 at 16:23 #

    Have a great time at the christening, and make sure they play Queen records all day.
    And I hope all of the UK have a super day, I think the Queen is great.


  15. soulbrush June 2, 2012 at 16:33 #

    Yes and she certainly is gracious.


  16. viveka June 2, 2012 at 16:52 #

    An domestic Queen has to do what she has to do … *smile


  17. S~DLT June 2, 2012 at 17:27 #

    All of the Jubilee celebrations sound like so much fun. I hope the the spirit of the events rub off an all of your events.


    • Tilly Bud June 4, 2012 at 08:11 #

      I’m sure they will. The press is always gloomy beforehand, saying there’s no appetite for this sort of thing, then the public come out and surprise them with their enthusiasm 🙂


  18. SchmidleysScribbling June 2, 2012 at 18:44 #

    You know I actually remember when she was crowned. My Dad bought me the View Master reels of the coronation. For years I thought we were part of the British Empire. National Public Telvision is broadcasting the events here all weekend. Dianne


  19. kateshrewsday June 2, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Have a great weekend, Tilly 🙂


  20. bluebee June 3, 2012 at 02:53 #

    Not a bad way at all. Enjoy 😀


  21. grannymar June 3, 2012 at 15:15 #

    Enjoy the celebrations. Here in Northern ireland the attention is on the 2012 Torch which landed last night.


  22. eof737 June 13, 2012 at 06:07 #

    Enjoy! 🙂


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