Tuesday, 5 June 2012

royalist rosie

I suppose it wouldn't have been a quintessentially British long weekend if it hadn't rained, but I didn’t let the weather put a dampener on my Diamond Jubilee festivities – as if the Jubilee wasn't enough cause for celebration, my exams finished on Friday, and I now have four fabulous months of summer holiday to enjoy!

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

Royal baking

Feast fit for a queen