“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
― Mark Twain
Today I ventured into the local village and was greeted with the faces of the Royal Family. We established that today Judging for the Jubilee Contest began and thus the villagers were out in force, making their Scarecrows of the Queen with the theme of her Favourite Hobbies.
I must say, the creativity was fantastic and I actually felt quite proud to be British! Nearly every house had flags or bunting hanging from it, and so many had made the effort to decorate their front gardens. Truly British!
There were brides to supposedly look like Kate Middleton, Farmers that had the face of Prince Harry – there were even replica corgis – the queens beloved breed of dog! As we went on through the village a man wheeled a bicycle out of his house with half queen half duke of Edinburgh on the back – amazing!
Someone had even gone to the incredible trouble of creating a guard hut and guard – to signify the changing of guard that takes place at Buckingham palace. There’s a notice attached which warns people not to approach or talk to the guard whilst he is working. He’s made out of socks and old clothes.
Above all it is slightly surreal seeing these ‘people’ in the gardens of the village. Driving through it feels a bit, weird! Added to that, some of the masks appear to be eyeless and have had eyes put in them, which is even creepier because they seem a bit too realistic…
After all the exploring we set up our very own Jubilee tea party ready for the family later on today – with a brand new shiny red teapot to top it all off! Being very English today the need has arisen for tea and scones too!
I’ll pop a gallery at the bottom here rather than bombard you with a million more photographs. If you’re interested have a peek at the British going mad – it’s worth it!