Posts Tagged royal wedding

Seaside Souvenirs

Everything on my list of ‘things to do’ on my quick trip over to England with my daughter was ticked off and the weather was glorious – better than here in the South of France!

I won’t show you pics of me filling my face with curry or  fish and chips nor of me spending too much money in Chelsea.   However, there was one thing on Brighton Pier that just had to be done.


After being undecided about what mug/teatowel/plate/mask to buy as a souvenir of the royal wedding – we thought this would be the most personal,  probably the most tacky and, best of all, completely free!

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Knit Your Own Crown Jewels

As the Royal Wedding approaches, I’ve chosen something topical for my Saturday Selection today.

I’m always amazed at what you can do with a pair of needles and some yarn – remember my Wooly Wedding post recently? – but now, thanks to Debi Birkin at Periwinkle Park, you can knit your own crown.  Well, officially, it’s for the teapot but, as Billy Connelly said  ‘Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on.’


I have had knitting patterns from Debi before and she has some adorable ones in her Etsy shop.

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A Wooly Wedding

I am off to visit my family and friends in the U.K. in April but, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I am returning to France the day before the Royal Wedding. 

No matter though, forget the china mugs, display plates and commemorative tea towels, thanks to Fiona Gobel’s book  I can now knit myself a souvenir.

How gorgeous is that? 

Being in France though, I can’t help thinking about ‘Les Tricoteuses’ knitting away at the side of the guillotine as many of the aristocracy were dispatched!  Or is that just me?

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