Our Platinum Jubilee Celebration! @JoyGerken @RRBC_Org @4WillsPub @4WP11

Here we are in the glorious month of sunny June, and we are celebrating Queen Elizabeth II, and her 70th year on the throne!  Who could have imagined that in the year of 2022, she would still be reigning over us, frail though she is?  But the years do take their toll on all of us.

The Brits love to celebrate, and we have many loyal royalists, so street parties were the order of the day from June 3rd through June 6th.

There are very few houses where we live – six, including ours. My husband decided that this year, we should hold a street party in celebration at our home – so we did!

I sent out invitations back in February. Everyone was excited and agreed to come. The entire block would be there with the exception of our nearest neighbours, who would be on their honeymoon in South Africa.

My stepdaughter who lives two doors away from us, was the stale wart girl she has always been.  She helped me tremendously with the preparations.

We spent an age buying, sorting, and giving instructions to the guests of what they were required to bring to the party.

The celebration was held in our garden, because as you can see from the pictures of the road with the tall trees lining the golf course, the street would have been unsuitable to use.

The big day arrived with black clouds threatening to bring a torrential storm.  Fortunately, it stayed away until the latter part of the day when the drizzle began to fall.

Most of the guests braved the cold temperatures outside.  It was 14 degrees C.  I managed to get a few of the menfolk into the lounge where great political conversation flew back and forth, with just a tiny bit of discord.  However, three brave souls remained outside in the drizzling rain for the duration of the party, culminating in a little too much imbibing.

All in all, a jolly time was had by everyone in attendance. Many of them suggesting more parties in the future.

Hopefully, next time it will be held in someone else’s home.

Enjoy the photos!

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13 thoughts on “Our Platinum Jubilee Celebration! @JoyGerken @RRBC_Org @4WillsPub @4WP11

  1. Hi Joy, how lovely that you hosted a party for the Queen’s 70th Jubilee. My aunt watched it all from here in South Africa with great enthusiasm. Why would anyone want to come to South Africa in June – it is horrible and cold here now? I wish I was in the UK but we are braving the cold in December to come for a family gathering.


    1. Hello Robbie, thanks for looking in. It’s not as hot as it should be right now in Kent. However it is getting warmer by this coming weekend.Sorry about the cold weather you’re experiencing.Where in the U.K. will you be staying?

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  2. Hi Nonnie, Indeed I did,liking a drop of the giggly water. Not to start a political debate re. the Royals.But Harry and Megan decided to leave the nest. Of course they had their reasons,it could not have been easy for her,with such a change from her usual way of life.


  3. Oh Nonnie. You are not going to catch me in this one! LOL. I love Harry and Meghan but prefer to be happy because they seem truly happy that they are taking a low profile and staying away from the stupidity of the British Press which should be concentrating on the Queen.

    Joy, the scenery is lovely. Thank you for sharing what the locals are doing.

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        1. I will jot you a few lines on my thoughts re. the royals ,then if you wish we can discuss. Have you friended me on Facbook? if yes then we can message right there. Have a great weekend Joy.


  4. Hi, Joy! The Platinum Jubilee seems to have been a big deal here, too, as there was constant media coverage of it on so many of our tv stations! I would have been more pleased if Megan, Harry and their kids had made an appearance on the balcony with the rest of the royals – as they, too, are royals, you know. But, they seemed fine with the situation as it was, so I won’t make a big deal of it (I’ll leave that for Shirley to do! Laugh out loud!)

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your home and your garden, all very lovely, Joy!

    Now the burning question is, did you imbibe a little too much at your party? 🙂

    Awesome post!

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