Saturday, 9 June 2012


Last weekend was the big celebration for the Queen's diamond jubilee. Since we've only been in our house for six months, we thought it would be a good opportunity to throw a typically English tea and cake party and invite the neighbours.
Having been on holiday the week before, we left our preparations until we returned. Bunting was no where to be found so we made our own - triangles of paper painted, hole punched and strung up along the curtain poles with string.

Jubilee bunting

Paperchains were made from a pack of streamers - simply cut equal lengths and glue each length into a ring, looping with the previous ring. We hung these from the ends of curtain poles to the light fittings. Be careful not to have them near the bulb though (fire risk!). We don't use our ceiling lights anyway.

Jubilee paper chain

I decided to make typically English cakes - cheese and marmite scones, plain & raisin buttermilk scones, rhubarb & lemon curd cake ( replacing raspberries with rhubarb), and victoria sponge.

Jubilee tea & cake

The party was a great success. It's so good to get to know your neighbours and we are lucky to have nice neighbours living around us. Who says the community is dead nowadays?!

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