God Save the Queen: A Wonderful Jubilee Weekend | Modern Mummy

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

God Save the Queen: A Wonderful Jubilee Weekend

Wow. What a weekend. I don't even know where to start, we have been up to so much! Crafting, fun-fairing, picnic-ing, facepainting, flag waving, pony riding, eating lots of lovely food, visiting friends and family. We haven't stopped, apart from to watch the Flotilla and the Jubilee Concert on the telly, but even then the flag waving and part-AYing didn't stop then. We are all feeling super patriotic and so proud of Great Britain for putting on so many brilliant events over the weekend to celebrate our Queen's 60 years on the throne. Britain really do pomp and ceremony the best in the whole wide world!

The highlights of my weekend have to be the arrival of our brand spanking new and AMAZING Canon Pixma MG4150 printer. I just know this is going to revolutionise both our indoor crafty sessions AND how we store our photographs (more on this later!) as well the wonderful events our town hosted, including street parties, fun fairs, live music and fetes..... we were complete and utter party animals, out celebrating every day of the long weekend!


So our new printer. Oh em gee. As you all know I am a very keen crafter, so when the brilliant peops at Canon offered us one of these bad boys, which comes with access to a programme called Creative Park Premium, we jumped at the chance. Beats our useless £20 black & white laserjet any day! Now I'm not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to technology, but this beast prints in colour (including PHOTOS, which are of the BEST quality, exactly the same as from professional printers), it is wireless and you can photocopy and scan too. Plus it is compact and looks super stylish which is always an added bonus.

We used Creative Park to make special Jubilee crowns to wear the the various parties we had lined up. With hundreds of printable templates to make all sorts of different things (we are going to be busy this Summer!), we thought the crowns would be most fitting, and it was definitely the right choice as said crown hasn't left Daisy's side all weekend. (I don't blame her; she worked very hard on it!)

The fun in our neighbourhood was constant. The streets were adorned with bunting and flags; I honestly felt so proud of the Richmond borough. The did such a fab job of putting on great entertainment for both children and grown ups.

Here are a few photos of the last few days. I hope you all had weekends as wonderful as ours xoxox


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