Can you remember the summer of 1981? More specifically, the day Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. It was a warm and sunny one and I have some very warm if slightly fuzzy memories of running up and down the street with a plastic union jack flag, playing with the neighbourhood kids and eating lots of cake! I had never been to a street party before so it was unbelievably exciting that our little Crescent was closed off and I was able to run in the road without being told off. I wore my favourite white brodery anglaise dress with a red, white and blue paper hat. I was 6.
Check out my cool budgie bike! It’s a shame my parents weren’t better photographers but you get the idea…
It’s easy to be a bit miserable about the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the media feeding frenzy dampens the enthusiasm somewhat. But I have to say, Charles and Di’s wedding was one of the stand out memories of my childhood. I hope the current generation of kids will enjoy a street party this year.
This Friday I will be at a street party in Devon with the same terrible photographers (Mum & Dad) plus husband, sister, and cousin and I’m pretty excited! It’s another long weekend off work, some quality family time and an opportunity to dress up. The theme is red, white and blue of course, so I’m planning to wear a red peter pan collar dress and vintage silk red, white and blue Jaeger scarf.
Have a lovely day this Friday!