Had a quick visit out west last night and my relatives were preparing in earnest for the coming celebrations. Sarah (9) was practising the high jump in the back garden with her improvised, but very effective kit; bean poles taped together to jump over landing on an old mattress. She has a couple of flags to wave too.
In other news a very friendly shop assistant at Bluewater suggested that I must remember the coronation well. I'd just like to point out that my mother was 6 1/2 at the time.