Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Did you get up in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the Royal Wedding? Were you sitting around in your pajamas drinking tea with tea biscuits and Devon creme? Perhaps you were wearing your tiara and kitten heel slippers? Fortunately for me, I was working the night shift and was able to sneak a peak throughout the night in between patient care. (Gotta love shift work!!) I would have gotten up regardless of the time because there was no way I was going to miss the Wedding of the Century! I had a check list of things that I wanted to see...
the fashion, the 800,00 flag-flapping well-wishers on the streets of Central London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, trees and all and of course Kate's dress. It was elegant in the tradition of Queen Victoria. Did you know that the lace applique was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework. Apparently a team of workers had to wash their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours to ensure they remained sharp and clean. A bit of trivia for ya!



Another thing that I've enjoyed perusing on the internet is the memorabilia that has been floating around for months or even the past year or two. There's the traditional mug. Classic. Everyone can use another mug!





But I love this!! (giggle, giggle) You can have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge soak in your cup of tea!! Gotta get me one!





Or this plate. (More giggling required!!) Love it! How many young ladies went out and purchased this one?




Either way, the event was the perfect way for the entire world to come together and celebrate a Royal Wedding. I'm glad it wasn't me! There is absolutely no way I could have pulled this one off. I think that it would have required a few "adult beverages" to get through the entire ceremony. But having fighter jets fly overhead would have been a definitely cool moment. I wonder if they know my birthday is coming soon. Please no "46 gun solute", just a few planes flying overhead would suffice.



Friday, April 8, 2011

Four Chairs


The search is over. Call the dogs off. I found the four chairs (finally!) that I needed for the table. It's been a long time coming and after painting the dining room, it gave me the encouragement and motivation in finding them! To be honest, I came across them by accident.

I had walked downtown in Brockville to do a couple of errands and it was on my return home that I just happened to take a quick dodge into one of the flea markets on the main street. And there they were!! They had previously been painted a lime green colour but that didn't matter. I added a new coat of paint, "roughed" them up by sanding them in various places that would appeared that the paint had worn down that way over time. The end results...love it!!


Next project...another "Ugly Room Renovation" (spare bedroom). Stay tuned. I finally have all the details worked out.

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Spring. Oh No It's Not!

It's Spring! No, it's not!

It's Spring!



No, it's not!



It's Spring!


No, it's not!


Dear Old Man Winter,


I'm writing to regretfully inform you that our time together is coming to an end (Dude, did you not notice the calendar. It's April 4th!). We thoroughly enjoyed your visit for the past 5 months but the time has come to bid you farewell. Please take with you the surprising/infrequent snow falls, the cold blowing wind, and the cloudy weather. We are trying to replace you with blue skies, warmer weather so that the spring flowers can bloom (they are desperately trying but your cold weather has dampened their little spirits). You may return in approximately 8 months at which time your visit will be most welcomed and appreciated.


Kindest Regards,


Spring and Summer