Despite the fact I'm more of a Republican than a Monarchist, I will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend, in style.
As a Scot, it's more of "any excuse for a party", but I have to admit, there is something about the sight of all the flags (and not JUST Union Jacks!) and bunting, sprouting on houses, shops and pubs all across the land, which brings a lump to my throat.
I have packed my Saltire, which will take pride of place on our caravan awning, to authenticate my credentials as a boney fido member of the Union (for the moment at least). Small Dog has packed her Jubilee bandana, and we have a modicum of bunting to decorate our pitch.
We also seem to have packed enough food and drink for a month, so let's hope our fridge is up to the task.... for the first time since we got it, we'll be reliant on our caravan battery rather than electric hookup to power everything that doesn't run on gas, which will be a steep learning curve!
Hope all my UK readers have a lovely, celebratory weekend, regardless of your affiliations. It's not often the whole nation gets the opportunity to come together as one so surely we should all make the most of it.