5 June 2012

Jubilee pictures

Here's how we do it in my 'neck of the woods'.  This was yesterday when the sun decided to shine on us all for some of the time - thankfully!!!

Back to parroty things tomorrow but I thought I'd just break my 'rule' about this blog for once.  It's normally and usually just tatting related but as this was such an occasion I thought you'd like to see a small part of my 'other' life.




18 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the celebration with us who couldn't be there. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves.

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  2. Even the dog is sporting a red-white-and-blue collar! What a good thing that the rain cleared up for your party!
    Did you wear your new necklace?

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  3. Looks like you were all having a great time despite the weather being iffy. No street parties for me but have been enjoying watching it on telly.

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  4. No, Maureen, I didn't wear the new necklace!!! I only popped in and out from time to time. I'm easily bored when not making something!!!! The fun went on til about eleven in the evening by which time I was tucked up in the warm in bed!!!

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  5. Thanks for the photos, interesting to see personal photos as well as tv coverage. It's such a unique occasion that even I, no royalist, watched the concert and some of the flotilla.

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  6. Looks fun, thanks for sharing!

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  7. looks like a fun time was had by all. and what fun to have an outdoor party.

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  8. What a lovely time! Thanks for sharing this.
    Fox

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  9. Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Kelly

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  10. In addition to the festive nature of the event and the fun hats and outfits in the photos, I love seeing the architecture, the 'Tudor' look, and the great chimneys! Thanks so much for posting these. We get glimpses of the main events on the news here in the US, so it's nice to see a 'neighborhood' event (even though it's a famous neighborhood). And after some really warm and hot weather in April and May here ( Northeast ) we are now having much cooler weather in the 60sF. and some damaging storms. It's always tricky to plan outdoor events!

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  11. Kathy - most of the pictures are of the Victorian end of the road. A bit further up than us. We're in an Edwardian house (or thereabouts). I think ours was built by Nick's grandfather in roughly 1913 for the soldiers who were expected to return from the WW1. It's been in his family since it was built. Interestingly he gave a plot of land behind our garden to the Scout Association when he'd finished using it to grow vegetables on. He had greenhouses on that land too. The big chimneys are a nightmare - our stacks had to have very costly repairs done on them two years ago!!!

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  12. Looks like a great time to me. I have been watching all the celebration on TV.
    Elizabeth

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  13. Looks like you are all having fun, and I am glad the sun came out to play.

    Unfortunately nothing happen in our village, it's poured with rain all day today which put us out going out to anything else that yaws on, the picnic in the park in Bath looked on TV very poorly attended. I think most people here watched the activists in London on the Tv.

    Margaret

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  14. Love to see the fun of the street party! We've been enjoying seeing footage of the Jubilee here. God Bless Brenda!

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  15. Thanks for the history! There's definitely the Victorian-Edwardian look there, and I can well imagine that the chimneys are a maintenance problem! But there is a definite charm to the architecture.

    I admit that some of my 'impressions' of the early Edwardian era and WWI in England come from the excellent 1970s TV series Upstairs Downstairs. I am glad the Edwardians did away with the late-Victorian-era bustle and dressed in slimmer dresses in lighter-weight fabrics. The hats, however, were a bit top-heavy! I had no idea I would be trying to copy that 'look' starting in the 1990s when I began to demonstrate tatting and dressing in Edwardian-style dresses. (Period costumes are required at our events.) I don't believe I saw anyone tatting on the show, however! I was amused (as a secretary) that the woman who came to the elegant town house to do typing was actually called a 'Typewriter'. And who can forget 'Hudson', the ultimate butler!

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  16. Nice pictures, Jane. I'd love to walk up this street some time. ;P

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  17. I watched it all on the TV and it was fabulous, being originally from England I couldnt get enough of it all, thanks for sharing Jane
    Hugs
    Joy in OZ

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