VE Day Celebrations.

British history changed forever on May 7, 1945 as the German troops surrendered. The country rejoiced, taking to the streets to celebrate what is known as Victory in Europe Day. Every year, VE Day is celebrated up and down the country with street parties, community gatherings, dancing and singing. This year was the 75th Anniversary, however our celebrations were a little different than we had originally planned because of the lockdown. 

Despite the lockdown and social distancing measures many families and neighbours came together in a proud display of red, white and blue to honour Britain's greatest generation. I have seen some of the most amazing celebrations outside my windown and my social media has been flooded with beautiful and positive posts. Despite that so many of us have been cooped up for six weeks or more, we still have came together in different ways to commemorate #VEDay75

We all have paid a tributes in our own ways to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from the British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who worked on the front line. Thank you to each and everyone who risked their lives to protect us and bring peace to Europe. We will forever be grateful. It's so important, now more than ever to unite in recognition of the service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.

The Queen also gave a poignant address to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, where she paid a tribute to the lockdown spirit, in that the Second World War heroes would admire the nations response to the pandemic. It was a really heartfelt speech to the nation that was inspiring and reassuring. 

We began our celebrations early on Friday morning where we all sat around our coffee today to make our very own union jack bunting. We made some cakes, loaves and slices for our delicious afternoon tea. We had the cutest little set up for our afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream, jams and lots of cheese sandwiches. It was perfect with the three of us.  It was beautiful day full of lots of sunshine and we could hear all our neighbours in their gardens joining in with the celebrations. It was quite a surreal moment filled with happiness, joy and love. We feel so grateful to all those heroes that sacrificed so much just so we could celebrate with our loved ones.

Being with my two favourite people was the best way to commemorate all those that sacrificed in the Second World War generation, we will remember this day for many years to come. Did you join in with the #VEDay75 celebrations? What did you do?