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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Our day at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace

I was very excited to get two tickets to the Coronation Festival and who better to join me than the fabulous Sadie!  We went on the hottest Saturday so far this year and surprisingly we didn't have to queue to get in.

The Coronation Festival is to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by having, in affect, a garden party in her grounds using the Royal Warrant Holders to provide us with a fabulous selection of products, for us to look at.

They were the most glamourous market stalls, showing off products that covered style, pursuits and pastimes.  They also had some interesting displays for those interested in design and technology and a catwalk area covering music, entertainment and fashion.

There was one area though that Sadie & I spent a lot of our time...Food & Drink - no surprises there.  As we went round, Sadie frequently thought "I have this at Christmas" and that then gave discussion to, why wait until once a year!  We tasted some wonderful delights from ham to cheese to bacon, many varieties of chocolates but I think our favourite ones were definetly the Pimms and Beer stand!

One of my personal highlights was having a chat with the owner of Launer, the Queen's favourite handbag brand.  A fabulous selection, a lot more modern than you would expect, prices start from £450 and go up to £1,500.

We finished our time there with a glass of Champagne from The Ritz London, so why not pour yourself a little glass of bubbly and have a look through some pictures of our day.

Cheers!





A little entertainment from the Wind in the Willows

Sadie & I really liked this display from Stewart Parvin

Socks being made by Corgi Hosiery Ltd

Loved this idea for a picnic hamper!  - From The General Trading Company 
We found the beer that my Uncles grows his hops for!

Fabulous design by Sanderson

Sadie & I enjoying the sunshine