Street Party – Quick 5!
Posted by Anna Sugden Jun 9 2012, 12:36 am
As most of you probably know, this past weekend (all four days of it! Wooohooo!) was a huge celebration in Britain. Our beloved Queen has been on the throne for 60 years – a feat no other monarch, except Queen Victoria, has managed.
In true British style we went all out with our festivities. Not just the official pageants, concert, regatta, service and beacon lighting, but all across the land – indeed, across the world – we got out our bunting and had a party!
Sadly, also in true British style, the weather was terrible! You can always forecast the weather for a Bank Holiday (public holiday) over here … rain!
Did that stop us from having a good time?
Dunkirk spirit kicked in and we all pulled together and made the best of a bad situation. Despite howling wind and driving rain, street parties were held up and down the land. Here in our street, the hardy neighbours gathered together to string bunting, erect gazebos to protect those outside and help set up an alternative venue at a bold volunteer’s house for those who wanted to stay warm and dry, especially the older folk. Our barbecuers braved the elements to cook food, while others braved the rambunctious children to keep them entertained!
A wonderful time was had by all! In fact, we had such a good time at both this year’s and last year’s to celebrate the Royal Wedding, we plan to make it an annual summer event. We might even try to schedule it away from a Bank Holiday to try and get better weather
The formula for the success was simple – everyone contributed – kind of like here in the Lair, but without the gladiators, cabana boys and hockey hunks. We all brought food and drink, utensils, plates, cool boxes, garden furniture and, of course, countless brollies!
So, still in the party spirit, I thought it would be fun to do a Street Party Quick 5.
1. Do you have street parties where you are? Are they for special celebrations or regular events?
2. Have you ever had to deal with bad weather and how did it go?
3. Favourite street party food? Are you one to stay by the salads or hover near the desserts?
4. Favourite street party drink?
5. What special dish(es) do you provide for your street parties?
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