|Tea & shortbread.|
The ring leader of yesterday's party was Bonnie, a woman who is a bit of an Anglophile due to her English mother. I'm not a regular follower of the royals, but my family did make an event of watching the wedding of Diana and Charles. I always liked Diana. Its amazing how time flies and that her son is now on the verge of becoming a parent himself.
We also have a baby name contest going. The names I drew are Elizabeth, Amelia, Victor, and William. Not sure what the winner will receive, but I have a feeling it'll be something British.
Since the royal baby has yet to make an appearance, and since Bonnie is also a huge Jane Austen fan, she decided we'd also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride & Prejudice which is this year.
I have not yet really read Pride & Prejudice, but have enjoyed the recent movie adaptations. In fact, I haven't completed any Jane Austen novel although I started and abandoned several in the past. After gorging myself on the British themed food and tea all afternoon I decided it was high time that I gave P&P another try.
Roof Beam Reader is hosting Austen in August and I'm seriously considering jumping in. We'll see. August is going to be a busy month. In the meantime below are some pictures of our celebration.
|A proper teatime with lovely cups & saucers provided by Bonnie.|
|The cup I chose is from the 1930s. It certainly brightened up my desk!|
|William and Kate Royal Addition Cheddar by Westminster.|
|This cheddar was delicious!|
|Tunnock's milk chocolate coated caramel wafer biscuits from Scotland.|
|My favorite creative dish: FISH & CHIPS! Tricia brought in these Swedish fish and potato chips.|
|The end. But not really as we have leftovers!|