Sunday, June 3, 2012

A jubilee jamboree!

In spite of the dreadful English weather, Britons turned out today in their millions to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.  Besides getting an email from Thud about the awful weather at home, I had to laugh at this NBC News report:  "Black clouds, gusting winds and often torrential rain - the hallmarks of a British summer outdoor event - were unable to darken the magnificence of the display, although several people were treated for hypothermia."  So all in all, a typical English summer day.
Here in Vinoland the celebrations went without a hitch and under much better climatic conditions.  With an English reinforcement, the School Teacher, a selection of English, Welsh and Scottish cheeses were consumed (with Jacob's Cream Crackers, of course), all washed down with a bottle or two of Newcastle Summer Ale.  
A good time, under the warm California sun, was had by all.

5 comments:

Thud said...

Don't rub it in! With typical randomness today is beautiful.

Affer said...

I went to London on the train...it was ghastly. I came back from London on the train....it was even worse by a magnitude of about 50: drunkenness wrapped in the Union Flag. So appealing.

In between the two journeys, I sat in a deserted Big Girls School marking a load of dissertations, fuelled by an occasional strong latte from the nearby Pret-a-Manger.

Oh, ecstasy..........

About Last Weekend said...

Hilarious! Love a good old Bun Fight in the rain as my Dad would say...

Thud said...

Affer..you arer living large as they say (no I idea who they are however)

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Sorry.

Affer: Sorry to you too. I hope you finished grading all those papers.

ALW: Do you think your dad would like the Newcastle Ale?