On Monday, the Cookham High Street will be closed for a street party. It's looking really good with loads of bunting and flags on all the buildings and shops. We certainly plan to head down to enjoy the celebrations. As I was out today, I noticed that the houses on my street are getting into the act too, with several lines of bunting out.
At first I felt a bit funny about taking part in all the Jubilee celebrations, as I'm not British and it's all about the Union Jack flying right now. But then I thought, well, as a C'lonial (see what I did there?) she's technically my queen too. She's certainly on all the Canadian money and stamps and etc. And although I don't think I'd be very happy if she started sticking her crown into the day-to-day business of Canada, I don't really have a problem with her being a ceremonial figurehead. Plus it gave me an nice excuse to try a new craft project, which was decorating using bleach and my homemade stencil:
So expect the Colonials to be wearing home made shirts, baking cakes (my birthday is the same date but not year as the coronation) and flying a few Commonwealth flags this Jubilee weekend. Enjoy your four day weekend, be you monarchist or republican!