Celebration Time!

We’re all ready here for Jubilee at Piccalilly HQ this week! With loads going on in our resident Settle such as a BBQ and Treasure hunt at The Lion, Ceilidh and Line Dancing in the Market place and The Big Jubilee Lunch at St John’s Hall there’s plenty to keep us busy! See the full list of events here:

http://www.settle.org.uk/diamond-jubilee-in-settle/

There are some other fantastic events including in neighbouring areas such a huge street party on Skipton High Street and the Animal Jubilee at Malham Safari! We really are spoilt for choice! Follow the link for some more Yorkshire events here:

http://yorkshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/diamond-jubilee-events-in-yorkshire-41553/

Giving something back – Jubilee Woods

Us being country bumpkins here in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales we think it’s just fantastic that the Woodland Trust have rolled out a scheme to help people across the UK get together and plant 6 million trees! Wow! With the Queen as the patron, the project aim is to plant hundreds of ‘Jubilee’ and Diamond woods in order to transform our landscape, and create a lasting and memorable tribute for many forthcoming years. It is hoped that communities and schools and families can get involved and plant trees in their gardens and community spaces to mark this milestone in history– so get digging! Local to us there will be a Jubilee Wood planting near Rathmell, and a community planting event in Giggleswick. You can see what’s happening in  your area here:

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/jubilee-woods/happening-near-me/Pages/TheJubileeWoodsMap.aspx#.T8jO3rBrOaU

Through the Woodland trust you can also get crafty with the little ones! The site has a fantastic party pack with some fantastic printable bunting (see image) and paper chains to decorate your home or party Jubilee style! There’s also some fantastic recipes and games for the kids too. Follow this link:


Cool Jubilee Cakes

Finally…If you have seen our Facebook and Twitter pages, you will already know that the Piccalillies are serious cake fanatics! We had a fantastic strawberry sponge cake this week in the office in fact, homemade by Hannah herself…the unanimous decision – scrumptious!  We’ve had a little look around at some fancy Jubilee cakes, so why not follow the links for the recipes and have a go yourself! (Named Clockwise)

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