Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Royal Affair

I have never been overly into the Royals...except for when I was twelve and I kept a Princess Diana scrapbook (insert embarassed smile).  I kept a lot of scrapbooks though and Princess Di was probably the LEAST embarassing of the collection!  In those days scrapbooks were simply paper folders with pictures stuck on roughly with glue.  I can only imagine the fun I would have these days with all of the razzle dazzle available.

So I have sort of been swept up in the Royal Wedding media craze at the moment.  So much so that I thought it would be fun to design a printable collection for those of you holding " viewing" parties.  Make sure you check it out here.  It contains a cut-out tiara for all of your guests, "I Do" stir sticks and food labels such as "Majestic Macaroons". I for one will not be able to watch the wedding in my own home as it clashes with football and hubby has banned anything "Royal" from the TV.  I will need all 42" to view every small detail and will therefore be finding somewhere else to host my viewing bash.


I have also included a recipe for " Waity Katie" signature cocktail, but as you are reading my blog you can check it out here as well:

Waity Katie Signature Cocktail

- 2 x 150g punnets raspberries
- 500ml lemonade
- 250ml vodka (chilled)
- 250ml chilled raspberry cranberry juice drink
- Crushed ice, to serve


1. Place the raspberries in the bowl of a food processor or the jug of a
blender and process until pureed. Strain through a fine sieve into a glass
serving jug.
2. Stir in lemonade, vodka, raspberry cranberry juice and ice until
3. ENJOY!!!

I think what I am more interested in, even moreso than the wedding itself is the way that technology is embracing such a global event (in terms of interest).  There is an official website, iPhone apps, countless Facebook fan pages and I'm sure Twitter will go into meltdown once the procession begins.  Even Clarence House (the Prince of Wales house) has an official Twitter account.  Like other major events of recent times, most not so happy as this one, I will watch in fascination at how it all unfolds.  OK...I might also be slightly interested in Kate's dress, how she wears her hair, her "self applied" make up and the choice of music.  This really is a modern royal wedding in every sense of the word and I can't wait to see how modern is mixed with tradition.

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