I’m sitting here watching the Thames Pageant on BBC America. It looks amazing, although a little cold! We’ve been wishing we were home all week so we could be part of the celebrations and see all the decorations. We have been watching the programmes on the Queen that have been on the television this week and it’s made us feel very patriotic. It’s also made me a bit tearful (my Lovely Husband will tell you that it doesn’t take much these days to do that – having children can do that to you, although I was pretty wet before the girls!) and a tiny bit homesick.
This morning we’ve made bunting biscuits and have been decorating the house with the flags and bunting that my Mum sent last week.
We went to a Jubilee party yesterday and although it wasn’t a traditional street party (being Houston it was based around a pool and it needed to be as it was pretty hot standing outside for 3 hours) but we all got dressed up as you can see:
We’d visited the British shop in Rice village before the party to combat the homesickness we’re all feeling at the minute and stocked up on lots of British chocolate and treats, as well as my new Union Jack scarf and my Lovely Husband’s bowler hat with a Union Jack on top.
Our plans for the rest of the day include making a victoria sponge cake as Katie sent us some Royal family cake toppers (picture to follow later) as well as the red, white and blue face paints, paper plates and paper chains which are hung around the house.
Hope everyone at home is having a great Jubilee weekend. Do send us some pictures of what you’ve been up to as the girls would love to see them.