the jubilee weekend has finished and we can all return to the real world. if
there’s one thing we do well it’s pomp and big occasions. apparently there were
a million people in london yesterday for the carnival and parades down the mall
and the royal family did themselves no harm at all.

for my part i was recovering from a weekend spent getting sunburnt and drinking
too many french and spanish beers (how inappropriate). we were incredibly lucky
with the weather, especially on monday when heavy rain would have ruined what
turned out to be an excellent party in a marquee which had been put up in a
field owned by some family friends.

luckily i am only in for 2 days this week because friday is the england v
argentina world cup match and it just can’t be missed. although having seen the
first game versus sweden maybe missing it will be a good idea.