Despite claiming to be not that interested in the royal wedding and having felt like we’ve had far too many Bank Holiday weekends recently (if that’s possible), I turned out to be sort of looking forward to this day. This morning started out with me, as per often usual on a non-school or dance morning, I decided to have a bit of an experiment with breakfast, serving up the breakfast mini knickerbocker glory from Leon 2, which Boy Lacer demolished, Girl Lacer (when shown the picture in the book) refused to eat (and then asked for it tomorrow when she saw it served up for Boy Lacer).
After that I quickly knocked up a patchwork cushion to show off the Rosie and Bear Royal Wedding piece I had finished stitching last night (pattern from Bustle and Sew).
I had been so attracted to this pattern because of Bear wearing the red soldier jacket, just like my old teddy! (The jacket was made by my gran when I was little, because my teddy “looked cold”, I don’t think my teddy has taken it off since).
We then watched the wedding on TV, I just couldn’t resist, the dress was gorgeous, so tasteful (still shudder at that Diana dress) and I loved the choice of trees and natural greenery in the abbey, it made the whole thing look far more timeless and William and Kate are such a sweet couple.
Then home again, where I put the bolognese, also from Leon 2, to cook slowly on the stove. It was the first time I’d made this particular version and it was lovely, fairly simple (just beef, the all important bacon, tomato, onion, red wine and garlic) but it was packed with flavour. Maybe not quite as nice as my still favourite Tana Ramsay bolognese but the Leon 2 one is now definitely my go to for when I want to make bolognese but don’t want to spend quite so much time preparing the ingredients (lots of chopping and more frying things off in the Ramsay recipe).
So all in all, a really nice day, some crafting, some cooking, a trip to the pub and a historic wedding thrown in to (and it didn’t rain either, the don’t rain songs the kids sang in assembly yesterday for today, worked )