Trials and Jubilations

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coming up, and the Olympics, it appears Britain has gone Britain mad!

Everywhere you look shop displays are in red, white and blue. Products have been repackaged for the occasion and there’s bunting wherever anything has stopped for long enough to be draped!

The Saltburn Yarn Bomber stikes again, this time with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as the subject

According to the Daily Mail, £823m (!) has been spent already on decorations, food and drink for the various street parties taking place up and down the country.

I think it’s great that as a nation, we can still find something we can all get behind.

We’ll be going to a Jubilee Fair this weekend on the park near us and it’ll be great to see the community coming out and (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine for the various activities on offer. Guests have been encouraged to join in the spirit and bring a picnic, dress in Union Jack colours and take part in the Space Hopper race!

I can’t help feeling though that come the time of the Olympics, we’re going to be a tad sick of all the Union Jacks draped everywhere, but I could be wrong.

My contribution to the red, white and blue colour scheme for this fair will be my nails and not my father’s suggestion of dying my eyebrows (?!?!)

Are you doing anything for Jubilee weekend? Are you loving the patriotism wherever you go?

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We Backed the Hump!

So last night was Eurovision, and representing the UK was Englebert Humperdinck.

We invited some friends around and had ourselves a little Eurovision party, eating some Euro nibbles

and wearing Jedward masks (?!)

We had a great time scoring the acts, although our scores apparently didn’t mean anything when it came to it.

Sweden won with their Claudia Winkleman lookey likey and we had only given them 5/10! That was just for her MC Hammer dance.

The UK came last, and as this is not unusual for us, it makes you wonder why we enter year on year. Ah well, wonder who they’re going to dredge up for next year’s competition? We’ve had Blue, now Englebert. I dread to think.

On a side note, the Pizza Grannies definitely deserved to win!

Did anyone else watch the Eurovision? Were you surprised by the results?

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Posted On 25/05/2012

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