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Under grey clouds the colours of red,white and blue took over our street as we celebrated the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Familiar faces and those who we seldom see drew together to enjoy the last day of the Jubilee festivities. From early morning we set about clearing and cleaning our road,set up bunting,flags and tables. Most importantly to stop the weather dampening our spirits we set up a row of pergolas to shelter under if the Met Office predictions were to be right with rain forecast from 2pm, sure enough they were spot on at exactly 2pm the first drops dotted the tops of the pergolas and pavements.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Cake

Anna had created the most amazing cakes with wonderful decorations not only of blueberry,strawberry, raspberry and cream but with small cut out figures of Her Majesty, Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip a Welsh Guard and her famous Corgi.

Prince Philip Cup Cake

With vintage flags, bunting and complimentary dress code the day was full of laughter and it was good see when most people are feeling the pressures of the economic climate.

Elements Eight Rum punch was served along with other cocktails and wine to wash the burgers, sausages and sea bream down.

I cast my thoughts to Eddie who know doubt was sitting with a rod in hand in search of a Jubilee catch but today I was happy to leave the rods and reels alone to spend time with friends and family.