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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Jubilee

Oxford Street

Everywhere you look in London you see red, white and blue. At the beginning of next month we will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. An amazing achievement. There will be many different activities taking place such as a huge river pageant of 1000 boats escorting the Queen's boat along the River Thames. There is also a huge concert outside Buckingham Palce. Unfortunately I couldn't get tickets for that so will probably end up watching that one on TV.

 Today I went to Hythe in Kent . A small village by the sea. The shop windows were awash with the red, white and blue displays.

The chemist's

The Florist's

The Baker's
Hythe, just has the one main street with a very warm, friendly feel about it. No doubt there will be some lively street parties going on there during the Jubilee weekend.


  1. It's wonderful to see the festive decorations for the Queen's Jubilee. I hope the Jubilee weekend is a wonderful, happy, event for everyone.

  2. Great shots! This will be a great run-up for the Olympics! Festive mood all round.

  3. I am curious to see all that, because I will be in London for 2 days combining a blogfriend meeting with a South African Blogger and a musical.
    I saw already some preparations yesterday on TV.

  4. Woah those are a lot of flags! I was surprised there wasn't much coverage of the Jubilee here in Spain... I don't even remember it being mentioned in the news. Must have an amazing event to live through, and lots of fun! ;o)


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