A couple of weeks ago, all of the residents of Chestnut Road gathered together on the green next to the woods that surrounded the village. They set up picnic benches, BBQ's, and of course, lots of food! All to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee:)
The men were in a deep chatter about classical cars and how Mr Bramble's wife is desperate for the new Volkswagen camper, but they don't really have the money.
'Have you seen that new eye cream in John Lewis, I...'
'The shopping cost me almost a third more last week, prices are soaring...' These were just a few of the topics of gossip the women were talking about.
The Dappledawn babies played on the slides, squealing in pleasure. Mr Brighteyes in the background was walking around with his portable BBQ and tongs, offering vege-burgers and vege-hot dogs to everyone (I'm vegan :D )
Belinda Brighteyes was found entertaining all the babies, of course!
The children chatted noisily about schoolwork. 'Happy Diamond Jublilee to our wonderful Queen!' They all toasted!
As mentioned at the start, I promise I'll be back soon with exciting new instalments in 'The Dappledawn's Holiday and much more...