Now I'm not particularly interested in the modern Royal family, purely because they aren't as exciting as monarchs that have reigned before. Mad, greedy, married to your country, not the kind of things you get today but nonetheless, I can't deny I am quite excited about the Diamond Jubilee. The way the country comes together to celebrate for these events gets me feeling quite patriotic and musters up images of street parties, the kind you see in old black and white images with tables lining the streets hidden beneath mounds of cucumber sandwiches and delicious cakes. Everybody pitching in together and just living for today, no worries about tomorrow. Unfortunately, there isn't the same sense of community today as there was back in those vintage photographs and as much as I dream of organising one for my street, sadly I doubt many people would be interested or enthusiastic. It's a shame but shops like Cath Kidston and Liberty allow me to have a little slice of that street party cake with all the lovely delights they are selling.
Similar to the cute swimmer printed skirt I wore today, this sweet skirt from Cath Kidston is suitable for the Jubilee and of course, the Olympics. Perfect for flying the patriotic flag this summer.