Saturday, 2 June 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee Weekend To Her Majesty The Queen

I remember the day in my early teens when I saw the Queen in the flesh. I was watching her and the rest of the Royal Family ride by in carriages to the chapel at Windsor Castle out of a friends upstairs window in the Horseshoe Cloister as she arrived to perform the Knights Of The Garter ceremony. I know it may sound silly, especially coming from someone like me with such cynical political views (as those of you who follow me on Twitter will be well aware), but I am honoured to have seen her. My patriotism and love for the monarchy aside, she truly is a remarkable woman; to have done a job that she did not ask for or even expect for so long with such poise, dignity and grace. She is truly amazing, and I think it is only right that we take the next four days to honour her and truly celebrate her regin in true British fashion. 
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Now, in my family we don't really observe Bank Holidays, or indeed any holidays aside from Christmas (because I loved the pretty tree when I was little. I still do) and Easter (I know it is supposed to be a religious festival, but chocolate is my religion) so while we have the utmost love and respect for the Queen, we had not really planned to do anything to celebrate past perhaps catching snippets of the barges going down the Thames on television as we go about our extended weekend. So, when Asda got in touch with me about joining in with a special Jubilee Blog Party, I thought it would be something really fun to get involved in. 
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My mother and I made a Victoria Sponge cake to mark the occasion, and I am totally infatuated with this beautiful box of Emma Bridgewater fudge that the team at Asda sent over to me. 
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As well as sending me some bits that made it possible to put together this lovely looking afternoon tea table in one of the Pilgrims Nook cottages, they asked us all to choose a dress from their collection to represent one of the eras of the Queens reign: Welcome to the Seventies, flower power anyone?  
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Printed Maxi Dress: c/o George at Asda, Floral Crown: c/o Urban Outfitters

In other news, do you remember the awesome turquoise skull bracelet I featured in this outfit post? Your Fashion Jewellery, the site that sent it to me are offering in celebration of the Jubilee a special 30% off discout to blog readers, just enter blogger30 at the checkout! Motel Rocks are also offering 25% off of everything if you enter JUBILEE25 at the checkout, and Wallpaper Rose are offering 20% off with the code JUBILEE!


Have a great jubilee weekend (I'd love it if you Tweeted me pictures of what you get up to, I don't live on a street so I can't really have a street party), and God Save The Queen. 

20 comments:

  1. this looks amazing rach! and you look beaut in that dress! x

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  2. Sadiebutterflywing2 June 2012 at 19:01

    Looks wonderful :).

    Sadie x

    http://www.brandnewbutterflywings.com/

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  3. daisychurchward2 June 2012 at 19:25

    Enjoy the weekend! That spread you've put on looks beautiful. All I want is cake now!

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  4. Ah, I really don't care for the celebrations, but that fudge looks amazing! I do adore fudge.. and that dress looks really good on you! So pretty xx

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  5. That dress looks HOT! Aye aye aye

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  6. Yay. Hope you have a fantastic extra long Jubilee weekend. We're massive fans of The Queen at our house too. I think she's absolutely remarkable. And love how she rocks some colour into her looks too, hehe.
    And love that maxi. The print is looks great.

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  7. Aww this post is so pretty and cheery! I just stumbled upon your blog and I absolutely love, love, love it!! Will definitely be coming back!

    www.sw-fashion.net

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  8. I LOVE THE QUEEN! I really wish we had one, but I don't think it went too well last time France did. Hahaha!

    So instead, I'll just celebrate yours!

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  9. Oh my god!!! I am so jealous!!! Can I come round for tea and cake!?! It all looks so amazing. Sadly I won't be doing anything to celebrate the jubilee since all my friends are locked away in their rooms revising for exams next week *sigh*.

    Gem x
    www.feminine-edge.com

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  10. rachel.nicole-x3 June 2012 at 00:08

    Amazing photos! I wish i was having a party, we may have a bbq if the weather is nice.. so i wouldn't count on it! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Oh my gosh, the setup is amazing, I love it! You look fabulous in your 70s outfit too, haha.
    It would be so awesome to be in London, or anywhere in the UK, for the Jubilee weekend.

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  12. This looks lovely - that fudge and more so the packaging looks amazing. Eating cake, drinking gin & eating cucumber sandwiches is what I will be doing all weekend. xxx

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  13. What lovely photographs. Those strawberries are making me hungry!x

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  14. Marsídia Melo3 June 2012 at 12:16

    Strawberries *.*
    http://marsymm.blogspot.pt/

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  15. That box of fudge looks so pretty! I think I'd be too in love with the look of it to eat any of it!

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  16. That party looks so inviting. I wish I could invite myself over. :) I feel as Canadians, we should have received an extra day off too but I guess we can't have it all! x

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  17. Sweet Harvest Moon5 June 2012 at 10:05

    What abeautiful table, everything looks so yummy! I also made a Victoria Sponge cake for the occasion :)

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  18. What a lovely spread, those fudges look amazing!

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  19. You look gorgeous and I love the spread you have put on!

    Maria xxx

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  20. You look absolutely stunning in those last two photos. So vibrant!

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