Saturday, 30 April 2011

A quintessentially British afternoon...and a right Royal knees up!

My sister, our friend and I in 1981 at our house party to celebrate Charles and Diana's wedding!

 To say i shed a few tears watching the event would be true but the excitement and happiness of so many people coming together to celebrate something well, nice for a change was simply glorious. And the weather held out too. I hope the kids remember the spirit of something wonderful when they grow up even if they don't remember the day itself.

 Isn't my friend's quiet little street just idyllic?!

The Princess

A dress fit for a princess.
Her sister's dress was exquisite.
The earrings made it for me.

Another beautiful dress for the evening. Oh to have that teeny tiny waist!

Friday, 29 April 2011

So excited...

Via here.
Actually i'm just so excited to see her dress and watch Kitty see a real princess (to be) getting married. I remember my parents having a party for Charles and Diana and my sister and i were dressed in red and blue with hats and flags all over the house. Later today we are off to a street party. Shame i can't drink because this game has been doing the email rounds today and would have been a hilarious game to play...

Oh the British humour...

1. If the Queen is on the screen you must be drinking. The woman has ruled the country for over 50 years, the least you can do is get destroyed in her honour.

2. Any time Prince Harry appears all players must produce a Nazi salute. The last player to do so must consume 5 fingers/mouthfuls for their poor reactions.

3. If Elton John is spotted the last person to shout "Candle in the Wind" must drink 5.

4. Any time parallels are drawn to the Diana and Charles wedding (or any previous Royal Wedding for that matter), by commentators or otherwise, all players must consume 3 fingers/mouthfuls of their drink.

5.We're British (or shall assume the role for the day), which means we're a simple folk who enjoy comforts such as bacon and beer. With this in mind then, what better way to greet our anthem than with a hearty chug. As a result when the National Anthem is playing, everyone must be stood up and drinking.

6. William will one day become king of this fine country, a fact that needs to be celebrated no? Every time the word "future" is said, in the mentioned context or not, an amount no less than 1 finger must be added to the "Future Kings Cup" by any player. This should then go in a clockwise direction from the first player to do so everytime future is mentioned, to ensure the cup has a good mix of drinks.

7. And following on from Rule 6, the last person to shout "God save the future King!" upon the proclamation of "I now pronounce you man and wife" has to down the Future King's Cup. I fear for those that are last here, I really do.

8. Prince Phillip has found a warm place in many of our hearts, his "Racist Grandad" appeal simply too hard too dislike. As a result, whenever he is shown independant of the Queen (to avoid complications with rule 1), the last player to shout "Bloody Foreigners" must drink 3 fingers. Penalties can be awarded for anyone who makes no attempt to imitate his accent.

9. Prime Ministers never tend to be popular, but our current one is hated even by those standards. So to allow you all to "stick it to da man" whenever our fearless leader David Cameron appears on screen, the first player to shout tosser is allowed to come up with a rule of their own. Enjoy your one chance at tyranny!

10.Whenever the union flag appears on screen, the first to shout "rule brittania" is bestowed with the honor of delegating four measures however they see fit, one for each nation of the UK. This can either be to single player, or spread amongst them. Make sure our great flag is honoured with the drinking it deserves!

No.8 is my favourite!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

just ordered these

...thanks to decor8...sometimes if it weren't for blogs I'd never find half the stuff i do!
I'm thinking nursery? Well corner of our dressing room/nursery!

 They are both by Jessica Swift ( was Gonacha...she got married. Congrats by the way!)

Her work is beautiful. Find it on etsy here.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Easter Weekend

Not sure how it is that we are still eating chocolate twice a day to get through the backlog...?
Loving some of these memories of the weekend though. In England it was HOT! And you won't find me saying that very often!

Decorating Grandma's Easter tree and taking it very seriously.
 Finding eggs in the garden ready to share.
 One of the loveliest things about a big family all together is that it doesn't matter how many desserts you make they will generally all get tasted and eaten...even if they didn't quite go to plan!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

These things rock!

So thanks to Me oh My for posting about these and sharing the tutorial link that Brittany posted for her amazing paper flowers you can all make some! Just hop on over to here.

It's good to be back folks!

I'm nearly all decorated out but it seems like it's going to take a while before everything is just so...hang on in there i'll post some pictures soon. 3 rooms, 2 tables, 2 chairs, 1 dolls house...all painted. Bit more to do and lots of finishing things like finding the right curtain material, get some curtains made, side tables, artwork, blah blah...but it's coming along. 7 and a half months pregnant and i'm on a mission...guess that means i'm nesting...
or crazy! 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

We've been poxed.

Eek sorry... its been a while. No excuses just a list of things that took over my life temporarily namely tiredness, decorating and the pox.

They were Everywhere! I'm so happy that it's done and over and grateful that he wasn't really that ill with it either. Two more bambino to go! Off to eat some spinach to combat the tiredness!

Mwah xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

jumping for joy

Some cousin loving and a birthday. The birthday girl asked me for a jaguar cake...hmmm.

Dream garden treehouse

I think the adults would love this as much as the kids!

Via Bloesem kids.

And don't get me started on those hydrangeas. So beautiful.
 Or these ranunculas...stunning!

via here

Friday, 8 April 2011


Another newbie blog for me. Can't stop loving this one and her Style! It's Simply Grove by Kirsten Grove.

And my favourite...her style tests!

Want to know what your style is? Well send her your favourite images and she'll diagnose it for you. Simples!

What else do you want to know?
She loves design. I love her home, her posts and her pictures. Plus she's just moved house...think AMAZING new room makeovers to see coming up! In fact has very recently decided to stop selling her reclaimed vintage pieces and specialise in styling and online room consultations instead.  Need a room makeover? You'll know where to go! Want some inspiration? Take a visit. Have fun!
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