Well, we're pushing on through despite the dampness. The rain has stopped (fingers crossed) and people are starting to arrive. Sadly, the other celebration (a picnic on the field) has been cancelled: We started organising ours before we knew about the alternative and we had booked the bouncy castle, etc, so we couldn't join in with them.
The coronation chicken vol au vents are made, as are the cheese biscuits. The drink is chilling and the crisps are ready. Bring it on!
I remember the Silver Jubilee. We'd not all that long moved into our first house. A teaching friend who lived along the same road got me involved with the planning 'committee' and a very good time was had by all. Mind you, given that it was for a whole street, there was a lot more organising including games for the children, a buffet and a disco/barbecue in the evening. The weather stayed fine and it was a great way to get to know a lot of people very quickly. I didn't have children at the time and husband was on duty at the hospital so it could have been a lonely day but wasn't! Fond memories.