June 3rd and the UK is in full Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Looking out of my window, the rain is constant and heavy, leaving great puddles in the road outside.
I flicked on the TV to see the flotilla of boats heading along the River Thames, hhmmm, at least the weather looked a bit better down that way, and the weather forecast I’d heard for Scotland was sunny. Lucky lot, I thought to myself, as I prepared the dogs for a walk in the continuing downpour.
Walking past the few houses that had taken time to hang out the bunting and were flying the union flag.
I started thinking about how different it had all looked for the Silver Jubilee of 1977, when all the house were decked out in red white and blue (sorry it’s in black & white), the local road had been closed for the well organised street party to take place, and best of all, the sun was shining. I’m there somewhere 😉
Yes, it was perhaps a good idea nothing had been organised this time. The bunting, was soggy and stuck together in the wet, the flags were wrapped around the poles, unable to fly with the weight of the rain. What a sorry sight!!
Did I do anything for the rest of the day? Nah!, well, apart from taking the dogs out once more in the downpour 😦
Yesterday, I found this weather forecast in the paper. Reading the list of extremes from the past week, I notice the wettest in the UK for Sunday (3rd) was Astwood Bank, Worcestershire. Ha! as Astwood Bank is less than a mile away from my house, I think I already knew that 😆
The slide show below, has a couple of other pics from 25th celebrations.