and sending us up,
(I've seen some of the comments from a show in the U.S.!)
but as we like to laugh at ourselves too,
hopefully this meant you were enjoying it with us
as we Brits of all colours and creeds
got together and partied in celebration of
the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
we are used to never letting the weather dampen our spirits,
but these were extreme conditions
even for a British June.
but this is the only photo I have of
It comes courtesy of my neighbour Janet,
who had the sense to take her camera when I did not!
is due to the fact that while I was smiling into the camera
on the awning above my head reached it's optimum
and shot down the gap between my collar and
my bare neck.
we had set up party on.
the roofs of our various awnings got lifted
karaoke, young and old mingling to chat and laugh,
eating and drinking as we did so.
we never even knew lived in our street.
was able to tell me about a career move
found somebody living opposite us is sister
to the best friend of her schoolgirl days.
Suffice it to say that the queen's wish that
celebrating the Jubilee
would bring communities together
reached even this corner of Coventry
was the great amount of work put in by one young family
clearing the party space of weeds and gravel,
gathering chairs and awnings from neighbours
how much good there often is
close to home
haven't seen yet.
just as you smile,
AND CARRY ON!