Judging by the media saturation, there are only two topics worth bothering about this summer - the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
First up is HM's 60th shindig, which is a diamond opportunity to join in your local street party, swathe your home in bunting and rustle up a Victoria sponge. (Or, if you're a diehard republican, to impose a media blackout and sit it out, with Mumsnet for company.)
Planning on heading to a neighbourly get-together, but slightly at a loss as to what to take along? We've put together a collection of very British recipes to inspire you.
Want to make bunting, but haven't the faintest notion what to do with pinking shears, bias binding or medium interfacing? We've got step-by-step instructions, plus Mumsnetters' top tips.
Have you been politely ignoring the Jubilee for months, but now the trestle tables are out, and the street party is upon you? Worry not! Skim our quick last-minute tips to get into the party mood, pronto.
To celebrate the Jubilee, Random House Children's Publishers has released a new edition of Nicholas Allan's classic picture book, The Queen's Knickers, and are offering Mumsnetters great prizes. All you have to do is print the PDF and submit your child's design for a lovely pair of knickers.
Feeling anxious at the prospect of having to make small talk with neighbours or relatives over a stonking Jubilee lunch? Be properly equipped with this selection of 10 timely and (genuinely) interesting facts about Her Majesty.
A four-day weekend means ample time to take off on family trips. See which UK attractions and days out Mumsnetters rate.
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