Everyone in the UK is in on some Union Jack action at the moment. Between the jubilee and the impending Olympic games British patriotism is at an all time high. You don't just buy strawberries, or potatoes at the supermarket, you buy 'British strawberries' or 'British potatoes'. The Union Jack was even making a star turn on a packet of nappies at Sainsburys.
The British also love their bunting and it's hanging all over the high street. Here's a little sampling:
Prim and proper shop front bunting
Historic courtyard bunting
Upper crust jewellery store bunting
Bunting keeping a stiff upper lip in the cold wind and rain while cozy things beckon from inside
Sewing machine shop bunting!
A cute cushion made with British crowns, taxis and buses fabrics.
In a sunnier moment: English country garden patriotic pinwheel
The effect of all this patriotism rubbed off on my five year old and he was compelled to give flag waving a bit of a try.