Wednesday, 1 June 2011
The Royal Wedding
I've only just got round to scanning in these pictures and in the future I will aim to keep my posts in greater synchronisation with actual events! My flatmate Lizzie accompanied me down to London for the big day and we went, along with my boyfriend and his flatmate, to Hyde Park Corner to watch the events on the big screen. There was a really lighthearted atmosphere of truly benign nationalism, a sort of festival meets family day out complete with ferris wheel, burger vans and music.
At Hyde Park Corner we met up with my old friend Lottie and her boyfriend (just seen on right) and flatmates. As an inhabitant of the Sandringham Estate back home, she is rather used to Royalist festivities and also, I should note, is the most amazing chef and when I'm lucky she cooks for me in her parents' beautiful eighteenth century house in the middle of the forest. On this particular day she brought along the loveliest scones with jam and clotted cream...
The planes were so cool and flew right over our heads!
This little girl reminded me a bit of Karen from Outnumbered.
(I couldn't resist. I hope my children are just like her.)
Afterwards we went to Lottie's flat in Holloway Road and had a barbeque, enjoyed some glorious sunshine on the terrace and stayed up late reminiscing about school and everything embarrassing that had ever happened ever.