Welcome to another Sunday Story (part of Siân's Storytelling Sundays). This weekend the UK is celebrating 60 years on the throne for Queen Elizabeth which got me thinking about our celebrations ten years ago. We closed off the centre of our housing estate, bought balloons and bunting, borrowed tables and chairs, hired a bouncy castle, baked cakes, organised games and dressed in patriotic colours and had a simply brilliant time ... until the hail storm!!!
No.2 Son under our table - more waterproof than the parasol!
We Brits rely on our weather being unreliable, so we found shelter where we could and waited for the clouds to pass.
Child No.3 had a ball!
I've scrapped a selection of our Golden Jubilee photos over at Julie's blog as part of her continuing exploration of the alphabet - I did "J" for Jubilee & Union Jack. Unfortunately there won't be an equivalent Diamond Jubilee page; nobody made the first move to put together a local street party committee; perhaps it's because the majority of children on our estate are all 10 years older and no longer interested in flag waving and sack races; perhaps those of us that helped last time felt someone else should take a turn? We'll have to make do with the general village celebrations ... let's hope the weather is kinder this time!
Are you celebrating? Do you have a story to tell? Why not share it with Siân?