All across the UK there are street parties and picnics in the park to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.
The big street leading up to Buckingham Palace has been the setting for a picnic for the Queen's charities' invited guests. It was ticketed but sponsorship and generous anonymous donations offset some of the costs. Picnic hampers were given out to the guests - food from all corners of the UK, smoked salmon, pork pie, sandwiches, macaroons, raspberry 'n cream dessert.
Mairi had all 4 children today so it was time to call in the Granny Playgroup Backup. Nothing for it but we made a crown and set the table for a tea party. Harriet loves to use scissors and paste and is very dextrous for a 3 year old.
Wee Ellie, made as much mess as only a 1.5 year old can make!
We had a birthday cake with candles with everyone blowing them out together.
There is nothing so English as roses. These are mine, picked this morning and placed in a teapot given to me by Ottillia last year.
And a final wave from a little lady who rather stole the show yesterday after the Trooping of the Colour.