See all events here: http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/
! All the children were issued with a silver jubilee medal, which I still have somewhere. It was a spectacular day and I remember it fondly as I do of all my day's living in Holme, especially of my primary school (now weekend cottage) with Mr Mick Ramsey (sadly now deceased last year) who was the Headmaster and Mrs June Story who taught the 'Little Class' and all of the children and of course (goes without saying) spending every day I could being with my father at Holme Bird Observatory.
I was just looking at the Holme website when I noticed that this Tuesday you can climb the church tower - Wow! I have always wanted to climb that tower! (adjacent to the primary school that I attended)
I haven't really organised myself at all for the jubilee celebrations. I have just sent a congratulatory message to the Queen via her website and received a thank you email in return. I think she is an amazing lady - its bl**dy hard work, smiling for 60 years!!! Well actually 86 years!!! My father was born the same year, he will be 86 in November. The celebrations on TV look spectacular and the Queen looks amazing for her age.
I am very much looking forward to the concert organised by the BBC and Gary Barlow on BBC1 at 7.30pm on Monday. Confirmed acts are: Gary Barlow, Shirley Bassey, Alfie Bo, Renee Fleming, Jools Holland, Jessie J, will.i.am, JLS, Elton John, Grace Jones, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Stevie Wonder.