Sadly, my invitation has not arrived in time to attend the Royal Wedding! However, Global's Got It so I've the tea ready, and for good measure, a bit of bubbly chilling! Printed off the free Official Brochure , and well, I think I'm all set.
"Congratulations Wills and Kate; may 'Tomorrow's Smiles' lengthen to a lifetime full of happiness."
Grandmother came "out to Canada" when she was eight years old, adopted by my great grandparents in Cape Breton, married and raised seven children. Oh you would never know she was English from her voice; she wanted to be CANADIAN...lost the accent, hardly ever mentioned she was from the "old country" as she referred to it. But family history, in my bones from a young age, developed over the years, resulted in lasting friendships and found relations who always wondered what happened to that little girl who went abroad.
Roses..she had roses all along the left side of the walk to the house..thorny Rosa rugosa.... the scent of them on hot summer days will always remind me of her. She had skin like peaches, just like my mother and her sisters..... a stiff upper lip, always positive and a "can do" attitude. Gosh I miss her and wish I could talk to her now about her life and share this Royal wedding with her. As much as she wanted to be all true Canadian, that little English girl was still inside and she would have enjoyed this ceremony tomorrow very much. A toast to you nan...Elizabeth xox
My grandmother would have been impressed by the ceremony and joy of William and Catherine's marriage, as she was by Will's mom and dad's marriage, but make no mistake, she would have liked it all to end with a good game of Bingo!
*tks N for the tea towel and flag gift also to M with Global in London ;-)