So as you may or may not know the Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year! So obviously here at Life's A Celebration we have put together some Jubilee Party Boxes.
I've spent most of the last couple of weeks getting organised with these and now I'm on a mission to get the whole world knowing about them. Anyway I don't want this blog piece to be about them! If you want to find out more about them (and see how fantastic they are) check them out at http://www.lifesacelebration.co.uk/index.php?id=jubilee
Ok so being surrounded by all things red, white and blue got me thinking about our Royal Family. I love our Royal Family! I love everything about them.
I've also been thinking back to 2002 and the last Jubilee celebrations that we had. It may just be me but I don't think people celebrated it much. I have a theory that the level of Jubilee celebrations is inversely related to the economic times of a country. For example in 1977 there were lots of street parties and celebrating (I don't know - it was the year I was born!). It was also a period of high inflation and unemployment in the UK economy.
In 2002 there didn't seem to be as much celebrating (or am I just not remembering things very well??) and this was a time of low interest rates, low inflation and low unemployment in the UK.
We all know what's happening in the economy at the moment I don't think I need to remind you of that. There also seems to be a high propensity for celebrating the Jubilee this year.
So in conclusion I think a country's ability to celebrate collectively is inversely related to the state of it's economy. In fact if this was an A Level essay it would have the word 'discuss' after it.
I think I have struck on a theory here!! So tell me; do you agree or am I talking a load of old claptrap!!! Tell me I want to know!