Tuesday, May 3

Any excuse for a Party!

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?

Kate...eldest granddaughter...
and blogger on


No point in coming to a do
without getting on your best goodies!

Ahhhh....the bride!

Cake baked by Tina and topped by Nini
...joint efforts.

So we had
coronation chicken
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!
no school.

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
 for seconds.

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.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time. those shortbreads look gorgeous too x

  2. Wow what a great party, wonder if Wills and Kate had biscuits with their faces on?

  3. What a lovely party you look to be having and I can;t think of a better reason to celebrate. It was a wonderful occasion wasn't it. They both seem so sensible that I have high hopes of it all working out. Good luck to them.

  4. Thankyou kind people for your comments.
    Lyn...maybe they had biscuits with some of us on them!

  5. It was a lovely weekend, thank you! xxx

  6. That looks like a great time! I would like to have had cake & biscuits (the British kind or the southern US kind). Instead I had to work & content myself with checking out pictures online. I looked at Nini's blog, but I can't go there very often for fear of my diet. However, I think I'll subscribe to Kate's - she seems like a lot of fun.

  7. So glad you celebrated in style - it was such a happy day!


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