Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

With the upcoming Diamond Jubilee and the Summer Olympics,
this will be a historical summer in Great Britain!
* squeal *

Submitted by
10 year old Katherine Dewar of Chester,
this official emblem was selected in a competition

Along with festive bunting and 'Best of British' slogans,
I see it frequently

Here is the line up for the public celebration 
of Queen Elizabeth's 60 year reign

Sat 2 June
The Queen attends Epsom Derby

Sun 3 June
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh travel in a flotilla on River Thames
{ can't wait! }

Mon 4 June
Concert at Buckingham Palace
A network of 2012 beacons to be lit throughout the UK

Tues 5 June
Queen attends service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral 
followed by Carriage Procession

Street parties, 'The Big Lunch', and afternoon teas will take place throughout the UK on those days

I've sprinkled some fun 'Best Of Britain' in the post to get you in the mood...
Unlike the Royal Wedding just a year ago, 
this event feels more intimate

The English seem to deeply appreciate her loyalty and dedication to her position 
and think it is a wonderful celebration of her 60 year reign

Clever cardboard vase by Talking Tables

Quite a few remember her coronation in 1953
when she was just 27 years old

She has been Queen during the lifetime of most Britons
and has provided stability and continuity to this country

Because the only other Diamond Jubilee has been for Queen Victoria
and many Britons may not experience another Jubilee in their lifetime,
this event is a really big deal

Hunter is the iconic British wellies brand

This Jubilee reaches across ALL ages
and has brought out loyalty, pride, and even patriotism
in Britain

The curious thing about the British is they have allegiance to two flags
- the Union Jack and their constituent country
(England, Scotland, Wales, or N Ireland) -

which creates a multilayered identity at the heart of every Brit
with perhaps muddled patriotism

Always something bright & cheery at Accessorize

Ooh, it is going to be an exciting few days,
and I'm going to bring you along :)