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.