Tixall for the big day, telly tuned, extra large ensign flying and a couple of bottles of red uncorked. We'll start with a tot of bubbly (To real matelots that isn't that expensive, fizzy cider copy but proper grog, seen off with the traditional toast "The Queen, God bless her".). Shame about the weather but this is England and it is a bank holiday, what else do you expect? Anyone for a soggy barbecued sausage? Personally we're having roast leg of lamb.
Has anyone else noticed the abundance of wild flowers brought on by the recent fine weather? The towpath here is a mass of colour.
The river pageant is just starting on the box so it's
"The Queen, God bless her".
Watch this space................