Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding!

Well they are married! Kate and William both looked great and so HAPPY! What a lovely couple!
Prince William's bride Kat
The dress was just what I imagined for Kate I adore the lace sleeves and lovely demure neckline.  

The tiara is lovely - said to be a 1936 "halo" style tiara loaned by the Queen, it is called The Diamond Scroll Tiara and was worn by the late Queen Elizabeth-The Queen Mother, the late Princess Margaret and a young Princess Royal also wore the tiara. I believe it was created by Cartier. 

Photo credit - not known
Photo: Getty Images

Kate's dress was made by Sarah Burton from the design house of Alexander McQueen.  It has a lovely detail at the back.
The fashionistas are saying the dress is inspired to a degree by that of the late Princess Grace of Monaco - there is certainly a similarity!
 Inspiration: Catherine's gown is similar to Grace Kelly's for her marriage to Prince Rainer of Monaco in 1956
Photo: Sipa Press/Rex Features

William and Harry looked amazing in their uniforms.

It's here: Prince William, left, and his best man Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey in full army dress
Photo: AP

The Happy couple emerge from the Abbey.
Just married! HRH Princess Catherine emerges from Westminster Abbey, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, holding hands with her new husband Prince William
Photo by: AP photos

On the way back to Buckingham Palace.
kate and wills
Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Sealed with a kiss on the balacony at Buckingham Palace!
Double kiss: The newly-married couple share their first public kiss on the balcony as thousands of screaming well-wishers watch
Photo: AP

And soon be wed guests at the wedding were Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiance Charlene - both looking elegant in grey.
Monaco's Prince Albert and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock
Photo: Reuters

Then after the lunch reception back to Clarence House for a rest before the party tonight - William takes Kate in his father's Aston Martin decorated for the newly weds!
Happy couple: The Aston Martin Volante decorated with balloons and a 'Just Wed' registration plate, William and Catherine emerge in the soft-top vehicle
Photo: Enigma

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Royal Wedding Eve!!

One more night: The bride-to-be and her sister Pippa were all smiles as the big day approaches
A happy Kate arrives at the hotel.  Photo credit Daily Mail

Not long to wait now - I am really looking forward to seeing Kate on her wedding day and especially her dress!  Kate is now safely at the Goring Hotel for her last night as a single girl.  Prince William is at Clarence House and came out into The Mall with his brother Prince Harry to meet some of the fans waiting for the big day - how nice!  Meanwhile the Queen and Prince Charles were entertaining guests - including many foreign royals - at the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Hello Wedding Special Magazine on Sunday LOL!!!!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Easter

Today I gathered some twigs to hang the Easter decorations.
Happy Easter - if you celebrate it!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Royal Wedding

Well it is only 1 week to the big day!!!  I am really looking forward to the royal wedding.  To mark the occasion the Royal Mail have issued some comemorative stamps using the lovely Mario Testino portraits of William and Kate taken on 25 November 2010.

The latest news about the royal wedding can be found on the official website:-

Hello Magazine also has a mini website dedicated to the current royal wedding but on there you can also see pictures and videos of other royal weddings like that of The Queen, Princess Grace of Monaco and lots of other British and European royal weddings.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Gavroche Duo

At reader Claire's suggestion I have teamed together my Hermes Sellier and Grand FondsII gavroches in a Friendship Knot(instructions here the video is at the bottom of the page!).  I think the result works very well with the pinks and reds - thank you Claire!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Spring Day, Duckling Update & Gavroche

Today is a lovely warm sunny day!  I spotted one of my more unusual daffodils - Sun Disc - hiding in the greenery so I took a pic. 

On a sad note, I'm afraid to report that the last duckling at my sister's pond is no more, we'll never know exactly what happened to them all except that, having been abandoned by their parents, they had no protection from nature's predators I guess.  Hopefully some other ducks will come along and have some more and be slightly better parents!

This week I have been wearing my Hermes Sellier gavroche quite a bit.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

New Gavroche

Introducing my new gavroche/pochette Grand Fonds II which I received today via Hermes online - one of the very few things they had in stock!  As you can see it is in lovely shades of pink - how could I resist?! 

The official Hermes colourway is Rose BonBon/Rouge/Rose Poudre.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

A few more Pinks

And to finish the week a few more pinks (although I do own a few more!)

Expeditions Polaires Francais - 70cm.

Tours de Cles - 70cm.

Carre en Cravates - 70cm.

Ferronerie - 70cm

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pink Week

Over on TPF it is Pink Week on the SOTD thread, so here are my contributions so far all together!  No apologies but it's very PINK!

Brides de Gala - Pointu

Poissons de Corail - Plisse

Per Astra ad Astra - Plisse

Rialto - 70cm

Gloria Soli (Carpe Diem) 90cm

Quai aux Fleurs 90cm

Not quite pink - my Breitling Plisse worn with
 scarf ring with a nod to MT - I used the
ring to help hold the shell like fan of pleats!

Carre en Carre Pointu

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Spring Ducklings

Here are some photos of the ducklings which arrived the other day, but sadly I have to report that they seem to have been abandoned and now only 3 survive - out in the country there are lots of other hungry beings like owls, foxes, crows and maybe even squirrels....that's nature:-( 
Hopefully there will be another brood later in the season?

10 baby mallard ducks.

Close up.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Spring Arrival!

Hot off the press I just heard that 10 baby ducklings have appeared on my sister's pond today!  I will have to see if I can get some photos sent over.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Spring Flowers

Mini narcissi Tete a Tete
 Spring has burst to life here in the UK - after a really long cold winter the flowers seem to be putting on a really energetic show!  Here are just a few pics.

Narcissus February Gold

The Camelia