Tuesday, June 5, 2012

God Save The Queen - Jane's Beacon Party in Crete, Greece

This is our Diamond Jubilee Beacon for the Queen. We had a great 'Beacon' party last night in Kritsa, where loyal British subjects got together to celebrate  60 years rule of Queen Elizabeth. It might not have been the biggest beacon in the world, but it shone brightly under the full moon.
Balloons, bunting and beaming smiles!
Gillian leads the cheering crowd!
Hip Hip Hooray!
And just for a touch of atmosphere, God Save The Queen, on cello. Sorry about the blackness, but the video does work, if you click the middle of it.

Yesterday we watched the pageant on big screen, all those boats on the Thames, the Queen and her family on the biggest barge ever. And the London philharmonic bringing up the rear with Rule Britannia, their unfortunate choir getting soaked in the rain as they sang to the Queen from the top deck of their floating orchestral boat. The Queen looked resplendent in a white coat which was threaded with tiny crystals, and a wonderful creation of a hat, that I thought had slight tones of Tudor, it was also white.

So, it was a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend for David and I here in Crete. We escaped the doom and gloom of the economic crisis for a few hours in the company of friends and relatives. My cousin's son and his girlfriend are over for a short holiday so we are all having fun in the sun.

And next week it will be back to preparing for our event in Agios Nikolaos on the 24th June, The Odd Poets' first airing in public.

I hope you have all had a good Pentecost/Whitsuntide/Jubilee weekend.

Lots of love,
Jane x

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