Thursday, July 2


1.  a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals, etc.
2. patriotic and festive decorations made from such cloth, or from paper, usually in the form of draperies, wide streamers, etc., in the colors of the national flag.

3. flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.

Origin of bunting 1735-45; perhaps orig. “sifting cloth,” hence bunt to sift ( Middle English bonten) + -ing

The bunting started last Monday, I triangled damaged tea-towels and bedlinen, zig-zagging across the living-room-sewing-room then pushed out of the window and over the garden

Bristol is thoroughly bunted, now I am heading for Swindon...


  1. Very delightful! Was it for a celebration, protest, art?

    PS: Dress ship is always a colorful sight. The Navy has a prescribed order to the flags for a colorful display (and to prevent inappropriate messages by the signalmen).

    1. Thank you, I had no idea there was a name for that - my ship was very well dressed indeed - It was for a 60th wedding anniversary party


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