Monday, 18 July 2011

Keep Calm and Have a Cup of Tea

This weekend I accompanied Mr T and The Boy to the Royal International Air Tattoo. Now between you and me I can honestly say that I wasn't really enthralled by the prospect of spending a weekend surrounded by aircraft and all the associated paraphernalia (plus I can't tell the difference between a Hawker Hunter and a Fighting Falcon).

So whilst the boys were bonding over jets and guns I happily happened to stumble upon the Battle of Britain Village and this......

How happy was I! A nice cup of tea, bunting galore and the truly wonderful Miss Madeline Brown singing wartime classics and I was whisked away to 1940's Britain!

The Blitz Village outside the main tent featured mock-ups of rooms from a typical 1940s home including a kitchen, parlour and bedroom, plus a garden, and re-enactors were on hand to give the public a feel for wartime Britain. All the props on display were owned by the re-enactors who were costumed in authentic dress.

I was amazed at the depth and attention to detail that the 'Blitz Buddies' go to. Now all I need to do is practise my Victory Roll and learn how to do the Jitterbug and I'll be ready to join them!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. This event looks just like the kind of day out I enjoy, what fun!
    Isabelle x


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