A Jubilee celebration would not be complete without a good old village knees up, organised by the W.I.
There were Union Jack flags,
Union Jack bunting,
Miss Summerville (our kids school teacher) sporting a pair of Union Jack sunglasses,
A picture of our Queen,
and a giant multi-coloured parrot?! What?! I don't remember hearing about that at the coronation!
The event was supposed to be held on the village green but with the dreadful weather, plan b was the village hall. It was packed!
The lovely Sophie and her mates from our local secondary school, made this sign and gave up their afternoon to face-paint our kids.
They poured over books of various designs.
Liza decided on an angel.
I love the W.I. They put on the whole event for no charge and
worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had a good time.
They really got into the spirit..
along with my gorgeous friend Lou (of the home-made bunting fame).
'Captain Coconut' entertained us with his bubble abilities while we all trekked outside to watch our kids perform the may-pole and broom dance.
My Zac (right) had spent the last week telling us how there was 'no way' he was going to be doing the 'Maple (as in syrup) dance'.
So imagine my surprise when i suddenly saw him a hop, skipping and a jumping around that pole! Apparently Mr Thomas made him do it! Good work Mr T.
The guy holding down the pole on the left side is our netball coach. For a small village it is amazing how many girls turn up to play on a thursday.
The may-pole took up half the road so we had to stop the cars and every-so-often let them come past. It was a bit surreal.
Our Molly did a fab job thrusting each leg out in time to the music with gusto.
After the may-pole came the broom dance for class 4. I don't think i've ever seen a broom dance. It was great!
Ah, the parrot again. I can now see that I was a bit hard on this parrot. To be fair, he IS wearing a Union Jack flag as a cardi. Now that's creative.
Everyone is a bit nuts but I think thats why we love living in a village so much.
We all know each other's 'nutness' and thats what makes it real and special.
A good time was had by all!
Well, nearly all...for some it might have been a bit much?!
Thank You Georgeham W.I x