We did it! We were in two minds about going up to town, because of the predicted crowds, but given I've never seen a river pageant, and given we live so close, it seemed crazy not to. There's not likely to be another like it in my lifetime. I'm so pleased we made the decision to go. We got a fabulous spot on Lambeth bridge with the Houses of Parliament as a backdrop. And it was fun. The boats were amazing - you could hear the bells for a long time (both from the barge and from churches around us in London):
We all loved the Gloriana.
And the cheers when Queenie appeared were amazing:
Notice she looked away from me! :) The Royal Barge was actually immense. I hadn't really appreciated how large it would be.
We've had a bit of a weekend of it, really. We decided to pop up to Epsom Derby on Friday (when the weather was boiling and we all got sunburned). Cantering up for a race:
And flashing back past on their way to the finish!
We also painted our nails:
Today is a day with friends, as we're exhausted. Exciting news on the block swap front - I'll do a post soon. Watch this space.