05 June 2012

Beacons For The Queen

Posted By Happy Homemaker UK

Wow, what a glorious evening after raining all day
Last night was chilly but clear

A perfect night to witness the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon

Joining a few hundred others in the middle of a hay field,
there was one round of 'hip, hip, hooray'
and a few bottles of champagne opened

From where we stood, we could see fireworks
and two other beacons in the distance

knowing we were just 3 of 4000 beacons lit around the world

It was awesome

- all photos by me -

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Zosia said...

I didn't know about this custom. Community building and fun.

Cathy said...

That is a really impressive beacon. I also thought it was very interesting, the method that the Queen used to light the beacon out the front of Buckingham Palace, very simple by placing that diamond crystal in the holder, and then seeing the magnificent flame that came out of the beacon.

Sandra said...

Wasn't it all wonderful?! I watched it to the very end with the lovely fireworks display! I loved Charles's speech and he got a smile out of his Mama when he called her "Mummy" and the crowd cheered!

Pom Pom said...

I like what Sandra said, so now I'll have to Google Charles's speech. I like the bonfire night! It reminds me of Lark Rise.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I watched the concert on BBC Player online - I caught the reveal of 'Sing', Charles's speech, the grand fireworks and much more!! So many highlights :)

Sarah said...

This gives me chills. How wonderful to be a part of all of this. I've got my Jubilee Tea posted and ready to link to your party tomorrow. Thanks for hosting. I'm eager to visit all the wonderful posts. ~ Sarah

Cottage Tails said...

Now that is a grand fire!
Love Leanne

Eli said...

I have so enjoyed your "coverage" of the events for the Jubilee and I've learned a ton. Miss you and thanks for always making me smile!

greenthumb said...

Sounds like so much fun, glad you are making the most of all the celebrations.

Pet said...

And how wonderful the royals and their attendants looked on their fancy dress party costumes!

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Zane Wooder said...

I would of loved to have seen pictures of the fireworks.