Top of the morning to ya! It has been a whirlwind of a week for my hubby and me. We just got back from the Queen's 60th Diamond Jubilee in London and it was fantastic! I also wanted to share with you a little video I was in for the ivillage website! I was so excited when they contacted me to do this a couple months ago....By the way, these strawberry tricks really do work wonderfully ;) Check out the ivillage website for other ideas, tips and tricks!
Since we did a lot of sight seeing the last time we were in England, and I am usually consumed with getting the "perfect pictures" when we travel, I decided to just relax and focus on having fun with our family. Here are a few quick shots from our royal weekend!
We got all dressed up in red, white and blue for the festivities (even though you can't tell with all of our rain gear covering it up) and headed to see the Royal Family pass by on a gorgeous gold-gilded boat!
I was lucky enough to get an awesome picture with Her Majesty!
It was wonderful not only spending time with precious family but, also seeing patriotism across England! The whole country was completely decked out with flags and bunting! The streets were bursting at the seams with people dancing with excitement.
We loved getting to attend one of the 4,000 beacon lightings in the country as well. Beacons are an ancient communication system using fire or light to warn of trouble or for celebration. These were lit around the world in countries that are a part of The Commonwealth. It was quite a sight.
Tea, scones and clotted cream is seriously the best food, we couldn't get enough! Below is the definition (from Webster's dictionary) of clotted cream (since I know many of you cringe at the sound of it).
Clotted Cream: a thick cream made chiefly in England by slowly heating whole milk on which the cream has been allowed to rise and then skimming the cooled cream from the top —also called Devonshire cream
It's basically a creamy, buttery heaven on a scone and then in your tummy!