It’s quite a remarkable Jubilee weekend and the reason for me easing off the blogging chores. As I write this, the little village I am staying in prepares for the arrival of the Olympic Torch at 2.45pm. Along the promenade, there is one vast street party being organised. The sun is shining, the sea is an azure blue, and because the Torch arrival also coincides with the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, there are truly remarkable displays of loyalty bedecking most houses here. You can just FEEL the warmth of the people here towards The Queen, it’s truly visceral. I read Mahons tribute below and agree with it. The Queen and the Royal Family are not perfect and there are many things I would like to have seen them do differently, Pete Moore has often articulated these points. But on this day when we celebrate the Torch bearer of our British Monarchy AND the Torch bearer of the Olympic flame, I think celebration is more the order of the day.