All things Platinum Jubilee on weekend meanderings. Including Jubilee videos, food, parties and more.
Kim and I will carry on as usual and we wish our friend Juliet a speedy recovery. In case you missed Juliets’ post from last week or you would like to wish her well you can pop over and see her here.
I had way too much fun, food, and sun last weekend so this week I tried to get back with a little extra sleep and some better food options. I ate my strawberry salad three times this week. If you missed it you can find the recipe here. I wasn’t so successful with the extra sleep as I was up early watching the Jubilee, which I thought would be fun to share today.
I am off for a walk, a cup of hot chocolate and some time in the garden.
Let’s get to it…weekend meanderings.
Weekend Meanderings…All Things Jubilee
I grew up with aspirations to be a princess. As a child I visited The Enchanted Forest amusement part where I met my first princess friends and from then on that was my goal. I wanted to have beautiful sparkly dresses and a crown.
Then I became enchanted with Cinderella. Do you remember waiting once a year to watch Cinderella on tv, the one with Leslie Ann Warren? I sat with my bowl of popcorn and sang along “in my own little corner, in my own little world, I can be what ever I want to be” and dreamed of the magical life of being a princess.
A real life princess came into my life as a teen, Princess Diana. Like many I watched her wedding along with the rest of her life in the pages of People magazine.
With age comes wisdom and the life of a princess isn’t all beautiful dresses, crowns and castles.
It is hard work and sacrifice too. I have enjoyed watching the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of one princess, Elizabeth, who ascended to the throne at the age of 25 and is now celebrating 70 years as a Queen. Queen Elizabeth is an amazing woman and I am thrilled to watch along with the world the celebration of her Platinum Jubilee.
You can find the schedule of events on the BBC which I have linked above, as well as, on the Official Platinum Jubilee Site.
The Queen’s Birthday Parade
It is easy to host a Jubilee celebration, in the UK this week many people will be hosting street parties. If you are one of them make sure to share your party location on the interactive map.
Email an invite to your neighbors or go door to door to let them know that you are hosting a celebration. Ask them to bring their favorite food and drink, add some music and some bunting and enjoy the day!
Jubilee Party Food
Did you know there was a competition for a special dessert/pudding to celebrate the Jubilee? You can see the competition above or here.
I do not know if there is an official menu for a street party but here are a few things I would serve if I were hosting one myself.
Savory Jubilee Food
Sweet Treats and Puddings
Of course a Victoria Sponge is always an option along with something chocolate, like my favorite cupcakes!
And of course a Pim’s Cup!
Love this Kath Kinston jubilee mug.
You can also find beautiful mugs, and tea at Fortnum & Mason.
Handmade linen-cotton Jubilee Tea Towels.
Her Majesty, a photographic history of the Queen.
There is also an official Jubilee Book available.
That is it for my coverage of the Jubilee! I hope that you have enjoyed the Weekend Meanderings…All Things Jubilee as much as I have.
In case you missed it
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Have a wonderful weekend my friends.
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