Tuesday, October 16, 2018

If this is Tuesday, it must be England #103

Apart from Princess Eugenie's stunning wedding dress, did you have a favorite look last Friday?  

I have to go with the Duchess of Cambridge, I thought she looked fabulous.  What a gorgeous color.

How I wish there were photos of the back of the gown Princess Eugenie wore to the evening reception!  I thought at first that the draped pieces over each shoulder were going to form some sort of train but it doesn't look like it.   

Monday, October 15, 2018

Life Last Week 2018-28

The weather:::
 Fall made a brief appearance - we went to an evening concert on Saturday wearing jeans and fleece jackets.  Sadly, it's going to be 83 degrees today.

On my reading pile:::
Working my way slowly through Coffee, Tea or Me? The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses by Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones with Donald Bain

On my TV:::
Finished Reign and moved on to The Tudors on Netflix while I was working on Project Life.  A Place to Call Home Season 6 on Acorn and The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 and Poldark Season 4 on PBS.  Caught the new movie, 22 July, on Netflix.  I remembered the event from the news but had no idea of the aftermath of the incident.  

Checked off the list:::
  • The first two of several farewell lunches.
  • The call to start the septic system installation at our house in Rhode Island - the work won't actually start for a couple of weeks but this is the official time marker for the project.
Crafts roundup:::
Still finishing up the last few weeks of Project Life catch-up.

And in other news:::
High five for those of you who figured out that something was up with (or should I say under?) this blue coat - yes, The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, baby due in the spring.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank

Anyone else get up at 4:00am to watch the second Royal Wedding of 2018?  U.S. coverage was on TLC which we don't have so I watched it live on The Royal Family channel on You Tube.  It was very different without any commentary.  Quite enjoyable actually but I did miss having wedding guests identified as they arrived.

Didn't she look beautiful?  No veil which was surprising but I didn't miss one with her stunning dress and tiara and with all that wind, my goodness, it would have been difficult to manage.  Several hats/fascinators/invitations went flying and poor Lady Louise.  She looked quite glum through the service.  I was glad to see that the news coverage did not include that particular embarrassing moment.  It happened, it's over, let's move on.

I'm off to check out all my favorite royalty blogs which will have all the fashion details.  Join me at The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor and Royal Hats.

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank Order of Service

The Order of Service for today's ceremony can be found here.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time to Say Goodbye #2

Another lunch, another farewell.  This time it was my friend G.  We met in Florida in 1997 when her husband was the Commanding Officer of the ship Vic served on.  I was an officer in the Family Support Group so we interacted frequently and we discovered a mutual interest in history, British literature, television, and England in general, tea, and travel.  Over the years, we've met up when both her husband and Vic happened to be stationed in Virginia, and we kept in touch with Christmas cards before the advent of social media.  Now we have Facebook to keep us connected.

It was a lovely lunch.  It had been some time since our last one so we had lots of catching up to do on books read and TV shows watched.  I filled her in on Sophia and she gave me an update on her son and his wife as they are to be parents very soon.  We decided that she should be GiGi to her granddaughter.

No photo because about the time I thought to take a selfie, we were pretty emotional and emotional faces don't make the best photos!

Another piece of my heart left in Virginia.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time to Say Goodbye #1

It was so hard to say goodbye to the members of my spouses' group.  They are such an AMAZING group of women who work tirelessly for the military community in our area and for the charities that we support.  I will miss them dreadfully.

Our group has a membership gift - this beautiful mermaid glass.  I received one last year with my membership and another one this year.  I jokingly asked if I could renew my membership for two more years so that I could have a set of four and guess what was in my farewell gift bag - two more glasses!  Now I have my set of four!

We had a lovely lunch followed by this fabulous cake for dessert.  It's from a local bakery called Nothing Bundt Cakes - lemon with a delicious frosting that wasn't too rich or too sweet.  

These ladies have a special place in my heart.  They have given me the precious gift of friendship...and cake!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

If this is Tuesday, it must be England #102

Just a few days until Princess Eugenie of York ties the knot with Jack Brooksbank.  If you have TLC, coverage starts at 4:25am.  I'll be watching for You Tube to pick up all the action later in the day and tuning in to my favorite royal blog, The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, for all the details of the fashion of the wedding party, the Royal family, and the guests.