Well this weekend gave us the best reason for a looooong time.
All eleven of us were together!
Ha! You thought it was something else?
Well that's sort of right,
it was after all a bank holiday
and that made the weekend go on for two extra days.
Plus the sun shone and the flowers bloomed and the summer house beckoned.
So the following are just a few of the mad moments from our "Royal Wedding Party".
.....suggested by Tina, my lovely daughter-in-law
and organised by us all.
Moi...checking that the colours are flying.
All faces turned one way.
the delightful daughter
and founder of
Is this also a knobbly knee contest?
and blogger on
No point in coming to a do
without getting on your best goodies!
Cake baked by Tina and topped by Nini
So we had
german potato salad ( after all there's a lot of that in
"The Family". )
Pasta...for the kids...any Italians at the do?
Welsh cheese..... for the "Wales" couple.
And royal icing on the cake!
(spot the flags!)
...son enjoys the sun...
Tina enjoys the wine,
Kids enjoy the freedom!
But that's not the end...oh no
not by a long chalk!
Afternoon tea was imbibed up at the summer house.
Joined by some lovely friends,
we continued to eat to the health of the newly married couple.
Well I believe that their parties went on all night!
they might just be shortbread biccies...
...but they sure look royal to me!
Made and painted by Nini.
Hats were essential
as were flags of all sorts may I say.
If you look back you might see the flag of Cornwall, Eire and Spain
just so as not to offend any!
A quiet spot to relax and enjoy the feast.
and back up to the table
Son and son-in-law kept up the serious business of dish-washing and fresh pots of tea.
A good old English tradition!
I mean the dish-washing of course!
Nearly at the end of a weekend
and a girl must make sure that her face is still radiant!
....a lot of slumping in the sun
and gentle snoozing....
what a good end to the bank holiday.
I do hope and pray that this young couple are somehow able to work it out,
in spite of all of the shenanigans surrounding them.