Friday 29 April 2011

A Right Royal Do!!

There will not be a lot going on in our house today.

All the bunting has been hung and the flag is flying.

I am wearing my party hat

And Todd has put on his.

We are sitting on the sofa . . . glued to this . . .

Only because this obviously got lost in the post . . . but never mind. We've probably got a much better seat here at home!

In just a few hours now the pageantry will begin and there will be plenty of colour, and sound and horses . . . crowds cheering as this makes it's way down towards the abby.

If we are lucky we will get a glimpse of these . . .

As they all make their way to this hallowed place . . .

What will Kate be wearing??? All the world wants to know and can't wait to find out!! I am sure she will be beautiful!

What will her flowers look like??? I am sure they will be beautiful too, and very fitting for a Princess to be . . .

It is bound to be beautiful, and wonderful and magical and I wish this lovely young couple all the best in the world. May they truly be happy and blessed.

I'm quite sure that they will . . . for I truly believe that they have married for love . . . a priviledge and a blessing not afforded to Prince William's parents. He is his mother's son, and spent a part of last evening walking amongst the crowds of well wishes camping outside the abbey, shaking hands and speaking to the people. I will be quite proud to be able to one day call him King, and ever so happy to have Kate by his side as Queen. I do hope that the press will give them some time to canoodle and become comfortable in married life with each other, before they start hounding them and camping on their doorstep.

Where there is love, the heart is light,
Where there is love, the day is bright.
Where there is love, there is a song
To help when things are going wrong.
Where there is love, there is a smile
To make all things seem more worthwhile.
Where there is love, there's a quiet peace . . .
A tranquil place where turmoils cease.
Love changes darkness into light
And makes the heart take wingless flight.
Oh blessed are those who walk in love . . .
They also walk with God above . . .
And when you walk with God each day
And kneel together when you pray.
Your marriage will be truly blessed
And God will be your daily guest,
And love that once seemed yours alone
God gently blends into His own.
~Helen Steiner Rice

Here's to Prince William and his lovely Bride on this happy day! May their union be long and happy and oh so very blessed!

Here's a tasty cake to be celebrating this most auspicious occasion with! It is a typical Victoria Sponge Cake, but topped with some whipped cream and fresh berries!

*Traditional Victorian Sandwich Cake*
Makes one 7 inch cake
Printable Recipe

Popular during the reign of Qyeen Victoria, this cake remains popular to this day, which is a huge testament to it's taste and ease of baking! Don't be tempted to use all butter. This is one recipe that is better for the use of a mixture of butter and margarine.

3 ounces of butter, softened (6 TBS)
3 ounces soft margarine (6 TBS)
6 ounces caster sugar (1 cup)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs, beaten
6 ounces self raising flour (a scant 1 1/2 cups)

To finish:
3 TBS raspberry jam
buttercream to fill (optional)
icing sugar or caster sugar to dust the top

Butter and base line two 7 inch sandwich tins. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.

Cream the butter, margarine, sugar and vanilla together until light in colour and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. If the mixture begins to curdle, add a spoonful of the flour.

Fold in the flour with a metal spoon, taking care to use a cutting motion so as not to knock out too much of the air that you have beaten into the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins, leveling off the surface. Make a slight dip in the centre of each.

Bake on a centre rack of the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the sponges have risen well, are golden brown, and spring back when lightly touched. Allow to cool in the pan for five minutes before running a knife carefully around the edges and turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, place one layer on a cake plate. Spread with raspberry jam and buttercream (if using). Place the other cake on top, pressing down lightly. Dust with icing or caster sugar and serve.

Over in The English Kitchen today, Fairy Bread suitable for a Royal Wedding Feast!


  1. Apparently he has asked for 2 years out of the public eye as the Queen did when she got married :-) it will be a great time

  2. Marie I hope that you and Todd enjoy your day. The wedding is prime time here and my girls have their tiaras and there are some nibbles etc to feast on.

    It is a very English day with my youngest starting preparation for the Pirates of Penzance.

    God bless William and his bride. May they have a wonderful marriage. I also pray that the world unites to celebrate this joyous occassion and that differences are left behind.

  3. So fun! I can't wait to watch it!!!

    I wish I could stay up and watch it live. Have a wonderful day my friend!


  4. Love the hats,, love the sandwich cake,, love the happiness in your words,sorry about your invitation, oversight I'm sure,

  5. I thought Kate looked beautiful. Just wish her good luck, she will need it poor girl. I wouldn't like the life she has ahead of her.

  6. i just saw it live from the office's tv !!!!
    in Greece we have 2 hours difference..

  7. I am glued to the TV today....pretending to be English. What a lovely Royal Wedding. Iam eating up all of it. Kate is a beautiful bride and William is a real prince charming. It looks like they are truly in love. I've no time to blog because I might miss something on TV.
    By the way, I saw you and Sybil in the
    Hugs, Lura

  8. i wasn't able to watch it :( but i hope to find it on the internet! they are a gorgeous couple. i hope they have a happy life and are able to survive all the press thats ahead of them! its gotta be tough to be public figures like that(though i wouldn't mind:)

    ammon has been feverish and not feeling good but thankfully he is better today! now i can get back to normal life:)

  9. We all love a fairytale romance. We got one today. May they ever stay true to it, remember their vows and especially the prayer they wrote together.


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