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This Diamond Jubilee we have mostly been…..singing silly songs

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Jubilee Celebration – Did you get caught up in them too?

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Not sure about you; but I had a strangely patriotic weekend – wasn’t expecting it, but it just crept up on me.  I am usually someone who can take the royals or leave them, but this weekend you couldn’t really escape them. Unless you left the country, or hid in a darkened room, and refused to wear or eat anything dyed red, white or blue.

So we found ourselves watching the Pageant, eating Union Jack cake, and singing silly songs for Britain.  Well, the kids did.

I left Brad in charge of the bath on Sunday and discovered the kids knew all the words to “Right Said Fred”

Thankfully, not “Deeply Dippy” or “I’m Too Sexy”, but to the very British Bernard Cribbins Number.

Here it is, courtesy of some great Lego animation.

Bernard Cribbins, Right Said Fred Lego

The kids gave it their best shot, and thanks to their school also seemed to know the Madness “Our House” song.

This was rather marvellous considering the light show on Buck House.

However, I don’t think that Chatterbox is going to win the X Factor, but she can certainly gets a gold star for remembering all the words!

What did you get up to over the Diamond Jubilee – and silly songs in your house!

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Cindy Cardinal

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

Another American commenting, I enjoyed watching much Jubilee coverage on the TV. I remember seeing the Queen many years ago when at university in England. Wish I could have been there singing silly songs this summer!

Catherine Kelly

Friday 15th of June 2012

Heard my 9 year old singing "I'm gonna brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack, cos when I leave for the night, I'm not coming back..." !! Thankfully, I think the actual meanings are currently over her head... and I'm not going to enlighten her yet! ;-)

Digger Cartwright

Friday 15th of June 2012

The video was very entertaining. As I am a proud American Citizen, I am not qualified to answer your question on how I celebrated this Diamond Jubilee.

But I sure understood you've done your part in celebrating so a job well done!


Friday 15th of June 2012


How very cool - Glad you were able to enjoy family time.

We do not have Golden Jubilee here at my house, but we do celebrate many USA & European holidays.

My daughter is just graduated, so we don't always get to do the "silly" stuff anymore. Will miss that for a time.

Thanks for sharing,


family four fun

Friday 8th of June 2012

Oh dear, mine sing Deeply Dippy... Their fave act at the concert was Robbie and we now get constant and bad renditions of 'Let me Entertain you'! It's like hubby's worst nightmare on repeat - he hates Robbie x


Friday 8th of June 2012

We didn't show them Robbie - though they are both big Take That fans....can't think where they get that from. And I am pretty sure Deeply Dippy will come in time...!

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