Morning all and I hope you are all enjoying this lovely long Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend?
I thought it would be only right to have a Royal special Too Cute this morning and what better than Royal British Bulldogs?!
Aaah – that really is too cute! I love their wrinkly little faces – hehe!
Have a great day today and I shall be back soon xx
Image via A Place To Love Dogs.
I think there lots of us having Jubilee parties over this super long weekend so I thought it would be nice to share a few party recipe ideas – Jubilee and British themed of course!
Cupcakes via Daily Mail
Gin cocktails via Gin Monkey
Nigel Slater recipes via Easy Living
Jubilee themed food via Sheerluxe
Union Jack cake via BBC Food
Jubilee cookies via Red Online
Yum – this post is making me hungry! I especially fancy those cupcakes and gin cocktails! Let me know if you have any recipe ideas worth sharing?
Have a lovely Sunday and I shall be back soon xx
Happy weekend! It is now officially the Jubilee weekend, so I thought it would be nice to dedicate something to our lovely Queen.
Did you realise that the only other monarch to celebrate 60 years in England was Queen Victoria in 1897 – so not something that will happen again in our lifetime. Just look at her here at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 – I wish I had a crown like that at my wedding, and look at that tiny waist!
The Queens Coronation took place later in 1953 following the death of her father George VI. The dress took eight months, three dressmakers and six embroideresses from the Royal School of Needlework to become a reality! It was obviously worth it though - just look how fabulous she looked!
It is safe to say that the Queen has an impressive set of jewels! I would love to get a look at her jewellery room – most of us have a box, but I expect she has a wing for all her gorgeous jewels! Why not, she is the Queen afterall.
Apparently, on her first Commonwealth tour alone the Queen took over 100 different outfits. Add all of the tours she has made since and you get quite an impressive number of dresses - that must be one very large closet!
Did you know that the iconic colors of Tower Bridge only dates from 1976 when the structure was painted red, white and blue for the Queens Silver Jubilee? Before that, the bridge was painted a chocolate brown – hhmmm, not sure that would be quite so special!
The Queen at her Silver Jubilee in 1976 - CNN
The Queens Golden Jubilee took place in 2002 and this is her on her way to at Pauls Cathedral for a celebratory service.
Isn’t it just amazing what a long a successful reign our Queen has had?! Are you looking forward to this Jubilee weekend – what plans do you have?
Whatever you are doing have a great one and I shall be back soon xx
Afternoon all. Not sure about you, but I am actually feeling quite patriotic at the moment, with the Queens Diamond Jubilee on its way this weekend, and the London Olympics fast approaching. In honour of the this I thought I would do a specially inspired eye candy post today.
This Eye Candy feature (now a blog category) is a collection of delightful photos for us all to swoon over – floral, Friday night, random, delightful and any others I think of along the way!
Fabulous! Which is your favourite? I am loving the tights and would not mind a cheeky Jubilee cocktail either!
Have a great extra long weekend and I shall be back soon xx
To celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee M&S are launching a gorgeous vintage inspired lingerie collection – available for us to buy online and in store from May. I am actually quite excited about this – not only is about 50% of my lingerie already M&S, but there is something so pretty about these vintage looks – cannot wait to see them all next week. I feel a shopping trip coming on!
The new collection is built around four key looks and uses silk, lace, luxurious satin and mesh combinations to emulate the glamour of the 1950s, including designs based on the original conical bra, corsetry and the big knicker shape. How fabulous!
Did you know – the first M&S bra launched in 1926 and was designed for use under flapper style dresses – but to flatten the chest rather than enhance! Hehe! Oh how times have changed – imagine giving a flapper girl a wonderbra in those days – she would have been horrified!
What do you think? I am a big fan of M&S lingerie and always love a bit of vintage – so a perfect combination for me.
Have a lovely afternoon and I shall be back soon xx