A Royal Birthday Weekend

This weekend, we’ve been celebrating the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. I am a big fan of this admirable lady, who has worked hard for our country throughout her entire life and continues to do so, even into an age where nobody would blame her for taking it easy.

Up went the Union flag bunting, out came our Alice in Wonderland tea set and me and Pip did some baking.


We made cheese scones, filled with either ham and soft cheese or apple & pear chutney, and a fruit tea loaf, which came out a little stodgier than I’d like but it was still nice.

I also picked up a Clarence the Corgi cake from Morrisons. Essentially it’s a chocolate swiss roll with icing decorations but the idea is great and it was rather tasty too!

We really enjoyed watching the Trooping of the Colour on TV. Pip loved the horses and was amazed by the Red Arrows flying over. I think it’s nice to see the Royal Family altogether, to remember that they are a family and a close one too.

Pip also went to her second tennis lesson this weekend, as part of the Tennis for Kids campaign, being run by LTA. I’ll probably write more about this in a separate post. In the meantime, it’s well worth searching a for a course in your area in case there are places available – it’s always good to learn something new, especially something fun and active for the summer!




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