Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Jubilee picnics, preparations and decorations

Hello, Samuel the spaniel here! It’s nearly the Diamond Jubilee and everyone is getting into the spirit at Petworth. The bunting fairies have come and adorned the receptions and corridors with union jacks, I’m sure the Queen herself would be delighted. Have any of you ever seen the Queen? I’d love to meet one of her corgis; I hear they’re very friendly.

The entrance to the Servants’ Quarters looking lovely

I sniffed out these flowers in our Church Lodge reception

Our ‘Summer of Celebration’ flags and very special souvenirs in the shop featuring my good friend Gromit.

The team here are busy preparing for Monday 4th June and have asked me to invite you to our Diamond Jubilee picnic! Come dressed in your finest royal outfit (prize for the best) and relax in the Pleasure Grounds, from 12noon – 4pm children can make crowns and take part in our outdoor mural – we’ll even send a picture of the finished artwork to Buckingham Palace.

One of my friends came to visit this week, you might have seen him on the TV (and in the picture above) he’s called Gromit and he belongs to someone named Wallace. They’ve teamed up with the National Trust to offer you all a ‘Summer of Celebration’, Gromit was very impressed with our decorations and thought that some of you might like to have a go at making some bunting for yourself.

Simply print off this sheet and follow the instructions to make your very own Wallace & Gromit bunting. I’d love to see a picture of the finished result.

Images copyright of Petworth House and Aardman Animation Ltd 2012

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