This isn't the case usually and sometimes it feels like I don't really 'belong' here. However these past days there has been a huge sense of patriotism, community spirit and belonging. Strangers in the street have said hello, people have gathered for street parties and Union Jack flags could be seen in nearly every street.
I'm not going to lie, the weather definitely put dampner on the weekend for me. I had hoped for sunny hot days filled with BBQ's, cold glasses of wine and picnics. Instead we stayed indoors most of the time and watched the celebrations on the TV. I painted my nails for fun in red, white and blue.
I also ended up baking nearly everything I mentioned in my previous blog post.
|Lemon & Blueberry muffins|
|Lemon and white chocolate cake|
I of course (unwillingly..heehee) shared it all. My absolute favourite was the Lemon and white chocolate cake...by far one of the nicest lemon sponges I have had in a while.
On Monday we went to Denham Village Fair (it's a family tradition that we go each year) and luckily it stayed dry whilst we were walking around. I've probably taken photo's of these houses before but I have to show you my new ones. The houses are stunning.
There were lots of stalls to look at and lots available to eat. I only bought one thing but i'll share it with you another time...just need to get a photo of it!
We had a lovely time as always. I think what I love the most about are the houses..they are all so amazingly beautiful! After a good mooch about we headed off for a good old pub lunch...very British!
It's a shame that the Jubilee has come and gone. Between last year with the Royal wedding and the Jubilee this year it has been fantastic to actually have set days to celebrate our culture. I really admire Americas patriotism and wish we could be the same and celebrate our own heritage once a year every year. Does anyone else feel the same on this?
P.s - The best bit about an extra long weekend is that we can already say "not long to the weekend" already...woop woop!