Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jubilee fever

Apologies for the longer than usual gap between posts. I've been so busy preparing myself for the jubilee, that's all.

I've been rushed off my feet replacing my normal Marmite with the special Jubilee version...
You have to like what they did with the 'Ma'am', and the 'toast' gag
...having a special Jubilee haircut...
Because that catchphrase hasn't been overused at all, has it?
 ...buying special Jubilee biscuits...

...making plans to go to the Jubilee fair...
It's the same fair that comes to the Heath every bank holiday weekend. Only with union jacks on the poster.
...and drinking special Jubilee drinks at Starbucks.
Starbucks, that bastion of Britishness...

I shouldn't be so sarky really. TLOML and I are having a few friends over for a barbecue this weekend, and in a vain attempt to make it sound more exciting, I've billed it a 'Jubilee jamboree'. Wonder if any of my guests will see through the disguise, as I saw through Starbucks'?


  1. Father-of-the brideJune 1, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Now is the time to rush out and buy your Jubilee socks and your Union Jack Hat to set the tone for the Jubilee Jamboree. A Union Jack umbrella might be a good investment too!

    Watch out for the barge load of bells with eight sea-sick campanologists trying to ring them as the boat rocks from side to side!

  2. Do I detect a note of cynicism? What you are missing is the fact that the jubilee has given license for there to be bunting everywhere. Happy, jolly bunting – the summertime equivalent of fairy lights. What’s not to love? Bring on the bunting I say.

    Plus we get a four day weekend, and that’s never to be sniffed at.

  3. Absolutely! I don't mean to be so sniffy. If the price of a long weekend is a preponderance of Union Jacks, I'm happy to pay it. Long live the Queen!