Wednesday 11 May 2011

Royal Wedding Celebrations

I know..I know. It was ages ago. But I am trying to catch up on my blogging aren't I?!

Mary and I watched the Royal Wedding, although Mary did a lot of playing in her room and getting in front of the TV whilst I was trying to see the frocks, and letting off a party popper at a solemn moment in the proceedings.

But we did have rather a lovely lunch on our Royal Wedding paper plates. Cucumber sandwiches and a slice of Victoria sponge of course.

Mary wanted to make them and I found out it was because she had planned a lovely surprise but decorating the plates with a handmade Union Jack and the bits from a party popper (she did get through quite a lot that day).

When her daddy got home from work (because his bosses seemed to think it was a good idea to open the book shop all day), we had scones with jam and cream.

Oh yes the wedding was lovely and having been in a similar situation a week before, made me appreciate it it a bit more. The Duchess of Cambridge (as is) looked so beautiful. Goodness, doesn't it seem a long time ago now though.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Button Wednesday - My Button Sorting Apprentice (and her helper).

Yesterday morning I was lucky enough to buy a tin of buttons in a charity shop for £2.99.  'That's my afternoon sorted'  I thought (pardon the pun).

There were quite a few British Railways buttons that I have listed on ebay.

Back from school, my daughter was excited at the thought of sorting them  so I let her have the pleasure.  I have to say it did not last and I took over but then I got bored and having sorted out the bestest ones, put the rest back into the tin.

I did manage to take this photo of my little apprentice. She did very well.

If you look closely in the top right hand corner of the photo you will see that my daughter had her own, unknowing, helper.

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