My boyfriend’s family came to visit London from Germany, and were rather amused by the patriotism of Brits of all ages, whatever the weather. We met a group of pensioners camping alongside the Thames for the best viewing spot and dogs dressed in Union Jacks, and everywhere we looked there was bunting and flags.
Hardcore royalists, come rain or shine...
Unfortunately our surprise treat of a bird’s-eye view of the pageant from the London Eye turned out to be somewhat of a washout, but I kept them sweet with cakes from the French Bakery at County Hall and sketch. I think the family have gone home with the impression that in England we only eat pudding – although if the confections at my village Jubilee party today were anything to go by, my eating habits might well be a true reflection of those of the nation!
The French Bakery at County Hall
The Food Hall at Harrods
The Parlour at sketch
Feast fit for a queen