Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever.

As it's only a couple of days to the Royal Wedding, I thought I should celebrate with a little bit of Britain. For those loyal blog followers, it's no secret that I am a huge fan of British things, and my Son has a passion for The Union Jack.

There are several pieces around my home, including the original vintage London Bus Destination Blind in the family room:

...and the cheap art ($7 sheet of wrapping paper in a $70 IKEA frame) on the wall opposite of the London Underground:

Then there is my gorgeous Union Jack paper weight on my desk on the study nook:

You may remember the set of 4 flag canvases I created for him for his bedroom:

For his Birthday last year, my Sister in Law from Lululollylegs created the most amazing Union Jack quilted cushion for him, which sits proudly on his bed. He loves it....and so do I!

...and then there's the Union Jack case which sits on his bedside table!

So, will you be watching the Wedding? I certainly will. I have fond memories of watching HRH Prince Charles marry the beautiful Lady Diana Spencer back in 1981 when I was 9 years old, the age of my Daughter now! Secretly, I can't wait!!! I love all the pomp and ceremony associated with the Royal Family, and it will take me back to all those wonderful places in London that I just adore.

Monday, April 18, 2011

And Then There Was Light.

We've finally had a chance to install 2 of the planned 4 exterior lights on the front facade. I've had the lights since October, having looked and looked trying to find the right ones! Each weekend, it was either raining, or we were busy! So with the sun shining, school holidays and no Ballet or Parties to go to, the lights were installed!

The weather proof wiring covers (spider homes!) were removed and the position of the lights was marked:

It was a little tricky trying to hold the large lights up while wiring them in place, and then trying to attach them to the wall.

So after about 4 hours, both were up and they work!

...please excuse the 2 odd agave's, they both need repotting and 'straightning'!