Thank you, pao! It is great!!
What a joyful reason for a bank holiday and an extra day off for pao! We rolled up at his nan’s house just in time to start seeing the royal parents and grandparents arriving at church and in plenty of time for the main event. Kate wore such a beautiful dress and carried such a tiny bouquet. I totally loved the tiara she was wearing 🙂
I’m rather hoping that tiaras will really be fashionable this year and I can start to make a few more as I love making them so. I am one of the featured artists at an art sale for Craft & Design Month Designer Makers Fair in Faversham on 21-22 May. Look 🙂 I’m even on a poster!!
What a lovely wedding it was. I had the tissues out as it reminded me of our wedding day almost ten years ago 🙂 Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeshire!
The cats don’t understand the fuss about ceremonial coaches and the like – give them a paper bag as that’s all they need for transport (although don’t tell her I told you, Tamyra is getting a little heavy for them and they rip when you lift them).
Lots of postcards arriving now!
From Jan in the USA
So by my reckoning there is one more lurking out there in the postal system. I’ll be waiting so I can reveal all ten!!
I waited and waited by the letterbox but no envelope with a royal summons arrived for me so I’ll just have to make do with watching it on TV trying not to think about this video!!
- Royal wedding cake – Willi-Yum and Cheese-Kate, anyone?
- You know the world has gone slightly bonkers when someone finds Kate Middleton on a jelly bean…
- Call me Lady Violet Rose Ophelia Saffron – what’s your posh royalty-type name?
UPDATED TO ADD: I’m on the list, well Lady Violet Rose Ophelia Saffron is on the Dovegrey readers list that is so I will be entering the metaphorical Westminster Abbey at 10.32 on Friday 🙂
Kitty (linkity wouldn’t be linkity with out the kitty)
- Cute stowaway kittens being rescued by cute marines – awwwww
- Talking of castaways – this cute kitten found her way onto Governor’s Island
That’s it for this week. I’ve just been so busy that I’m not sure where all the time has flown off to but I do know that it is only a three day week and then another four day weekend – bless those royals for such superior planning of their wedding date!
Postcards are arriving thick and fast now.. from very exciting places.
It is fantastic waiting for the postman to arrive as I never know where the next one will be from!
Sirius’ main concern is that he doesn’t ever have the boa on again. He’s been busy dismantling it.
I made another tiara whilst I was at the craft fair in Folkestone this weekend. This one has sea green and violet Swarovski’s in with freshwater pearls. I was thinking of the beautiful seaside as I was making it with the sea breeze blowing in from Folkestone Harbour.
Some really good news is that pao’s cousin has gotten engaged. Congratulations, J and K!
Also, in other news, I’ve gone all Twittery, I’m @fishing4pearls
It may not be a tiara like Mayhem’s but Tamyra likes the feathers 🙂
Happy Easter to one and all! What a wonderful spring day we’ve had here in England. It has been really really odd – no rain for days and unseasonably warm weather. Weird but a nice Easter surprise. pao and I don’t exchange Easter chocolate normally but he bought me this giant pink kiss (I love American chocolate – Hersheys in particular, so when I saw a sign outside Asdas in Folkestone yesterday advertising the arrival of Hersheys in selected stores, we had to have a look 🙂
I’ve been encouraging pao to take some time out to ease himself back into work and we took a mid-week day to go and visit a nearby garden, the Secret Gardens at the Salutation in Sandwich. What a treat it was and it really was a day to take time out to smell the flowers as the tulips were out in riotous beauty.
It is such a lovely place that even the robins are friendly… I have bought something called a Golden ticket which means I can visit for a year and take a friend, any friend with me… who’s coming with me next?
It has been a good day but really busy. I had a cry for help last night and spent a couple of hours helping some friends by removing some nasty malware from their PC. Yuck – malware is horrible. After that I got to meet some lovely friends for lunch then whizz pao home again so I could get to work with finishing my first ever website commission! Ta da – I present to you: Lemur Designs!
It was great fun to do – lots of work and lots learnt. I know a lot more about Photoshop and CSS than I did before and also the merits of not deleting directories that I ought not to have. Luckily I also learnt about using webftp today too 🙂 I’m also pleased to say my client is happy 🙂 I was then busy sorting myself out for a two day craft show starting tomorrow. But not too busy for a spot of knitting and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer – how did I never see this before?
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nocturnes is a series of five music-related short stories which tell of bittersweet tales of love and loss. I had to smile a bit as the second story refers to a ‘southern university’ and I know that Ishiguro is an alumnus of the university that I attended so reading the second story made me think back to the heady days of my first degree when things were quite a lot different from how they are now.