Happy Canada Day (July 1st) to everyone, whether Canadian or not.
The weather here is promising to be extremely hot and humid – a good day to get outdoor chores done early and head inside before the sun gets high in the sky.
The hiatus I took from writing this blog lasted much longer than intended, so now I have tons of catching up to do. It won’t be in any particular order.
Canada belongs to the British Commonwealth and Queen Elizabeth is our head of state. Therefore, the wedding of her grandson, Prince Harry to Megan Markle was an occasion to celebrate. Having watched every one of the televised royal weddings in my lifetime, beginning with Princess Margaret’s to Anthony Armstrong Jones, I soberly realized that this one could be the last on television for many years.
Television coverage began locally at 4:00 a.m. which meant rising early. A few days before, I planned an “afternoon tea” to celebrate the wedding. For some strange reason, anyone I invited to join us at 4:00 in the morning declined. Alas it would be tea for DH (my dear husband) and me.
Our lilacs were at their best and very abundant this year and I didn’t mind cutting a few branches to decorate the living room. China teacups and tea service were set on the tea trolley.
Egg salad sandwiches, fresh baked scones, lemon curd and strawberry meringues with whipped cream made up the menu.
Fashion for watching the wedding on television: I wore coral coloured satin pyjamas, and for fun, (since it was required of the wedding guests), a hat; DH was dressed in lounge pants and oversized tee- shirt. What a fashionable couple we were!
When the lovely ceremony finished, we toasted the couple with champagne and enjoyed our tea.