Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ivillage Feature and The Queen's Jubilee!

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.
While walking around, I took pictures of an adorable gelato stand that used vespas as seats and a lovely home in Chelsea to show you. I just love the pink door and flower posh, darlings. So, so posh.  Fun fact #1: "POSH" is a term used to describe something incredibly wealthy. The term actually is an acronym for port out-starboard home. It was originally used during the sailing, ship era to describe where on the boat the wealthy would reside during a holiday. It was the side of the ship with the nicest views and the most desirable weather! Now, it just means luxurious and fashionable.

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!

Thanks for checking out my ivillage feature and our Jubilee trip! If you want to see more of our adventures in jolly ol' England check out my other blog post by clicking here.

Ta ta!

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  1. Wow Molly, seems like you guys had loads of fun! And how great it must had been to share it with all of those people? Love the video tip by the way, can't wait to try it out tomorrow! Have a great week.

    1. It was such a great trip! Yeah those strawberry tricks do wonders! Let me know how it works for you! Have a lovely day!

  2. Great photos! Looks like fun :)

  3. I love the way the photos are laid out in this post, super cute! :)


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