|We went a bit overboard on the decorations|
60 years on the throne – I hope she opened a window...
Well done Your Majesty.
And there is nothing like a Jubilee to bring out the Brit in the British.
Bunch of absolute nutcases, we are.
Because it rained today – not just a little but a very lot and yet still we went to catch buns.
|you can't tell just how much it was raining|
Ah yes, the buns. You may possibly recall last May, I posted about Abingdon’s traditional bun throwing that marked the Royal Wedding? Well they were at it again for the Jubilee. The scaffolding from the Town Hall has gone revealing the building within but then so had the sun. This time it absolutely poured down.
Really, very wet.
And yet there were hundreds and hundreds of people there! Crazy loons desperate to catch a bun. And we were well and truly among them!
I hate crowds. I don’t particularly enjoy getting soaked in a cold rain. But I laughed like a ten year old. It is such a ridiculously silly thing. For every major Royal event since forever, Abingdon, in the heart of Oxfordshire, has celebrated by having the Town’s Mayor and a handful of local dignitaries lobbing buns from the roof of the Town Hall, down to the common masses below. And we lap it up.
|there were a lot of buns|
It is the stupidest thing you will ever do, especially in the rain, but I insist you all – yes all of you – make sure you go to the next one. Keep your eyes on the press. They might not mention Abingdon itself but they might say something about Prince Charles getting crowned – one day!
Then get your bottom to Abingdon and bring your Goalkeeper’s gloves or Baseball style catching mitt!
Personally, I believe that it’s worth Britain’s while having a Royal Family just for this one single