I am not especially Royal. If truth be told I would rather prefer to live in a Republic - but I do like to mark time by 'occasions'. I like to make memories and our Jubilee tea was certainly that.
This is a cup and saucer made from fabric and used to hold the sugar lumps. The sugar tongs were inherited from an elderly aunt and are silver but I have seen similar ones in charity shops for not very much at all - I don't think they are in fashion these days.
The table cloth was a Naval Ensign and the miss match of tea cups and tiny Japanese tea plates was delightfully bright and colourful.
The food was very yummy and the conversation strayed to our own first homes many years ago. My daughter lives in a shared house. She has a large bedroom of her own and shares all other facilities with three other people. Chocolate cake, cream and strawberries... yum.
My daughter's house is actually very nice, and the owners have paid attention to health and safety. It is fitted out with smoke alarms and self closing doors and all the other stuff required by law these days for shared housing. I don't remember anything like that from my first home. There is even a washing machine - in my day a washing machine wasn't considered a necessity. We used a launderette once a week and otherwise washed small items in the sink and dried them on the radiators. My first house after I left home was a bedsit in a large Victorian house in Kensington in London. A small gas cooker shared a tiny room with a bed a chair and a wardrobe. I shared a bathroom with other people who lived on the same landing as me, and I actually didn't know these people at all. And I thought myself lucky! Well it was just around the corner from my work and it was London (and 1977!)