On Jubilee Monday, the celebrations kicked off with the DEB and I hosting a few guests for an early morning champagne toast.
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Our early morning merriment -- which included the arrival of several surprise, though thoroughly welcome -- guests caused us to be late for the ceremonial raising of the new flagpole on the village green!
But, we arrived just in time to take part in the guided walk to Riverside for the dedication of the Jubilee Oak Tree in the Village Orchard.
After the planting and dedication, we walked back to the Village, stopping off for a look at the Jubilee-decorated Telephone Box!
From 1PM there was a massive Village Picnic on the Village Green. Everyone brought oodles of food and drink, picnic tables, blankets and chairs. And, thankfully the sun actually came out and did its part!
We're a quite musical village, so entertainment was plentiful!
Even the DEB took a turn...
...for his most adoring fans!
The WI baked a cake in honour of Her Majesty...
And it was yummy!
Then, it was time for a good ol' sing-along! Rule Brittania!
And, just enjoying being together on the sunshine!
After the picnic -- and a long, late afternoon nap! -- we all gathered at the Church at half past 9 for a procession to the hill by Middle Watchbury Farm to light the Barford Jubilee Beacon. We hurdled together and waited, synchronising our lighting with Her Majesty lighting the Jubilee Beacon in London. Standing on the hill, we could see other Jubilee Beacons blazing across the County...
Happy and glorious, indeed!