Monday, April 18, 2011

Remembering the Royal Wedding

London is awash in lots of cheesy memorabilia commemorating the wedding of Prince William and Kate, but today, I bought what I think is the best of the lot.

A paper doll book!

"Use the figures of HRH Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton at the centre of this book to decide which social occasion you would like them to attend!"

The now-famous blue Issa dress is of course in the book

There's even outfits for walking in the country.

Wills and Kate "love indulging in a spot of shooting, walking or riding in the countryside".

I love that Kate is not wearing a bra, but is conservatively dressed in a camisole, while Wills is showing us his fun patriotic side with Union Jack boxers.

It's important to have the right outfit for every occasion.

Very garden-appropriate

"It's a right royal riot!"

The book also has their interpretation of THE wedding gown. Let's see how accurate it is come 29th April! I almost want to buy another book so I can actually cut out and play with the paper dolls.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flowers flowers flowers

We've been spoilt with beautiful weather for the last 5-6 days, with blue skies, blazing sunshine and temperatures that went into 21 deg. This, coupled with the blossoming of all the trees in spring, just makes me take pictures and pictures of flowers. I love spring. :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Addicted to skiing

13 boarders, 3 skiiers

It's taken 3 years for me to go on a ski trip since moving to the UK, and I can't believe it took that long. A large group of us took off to the Dolomites in Italy for a quick weekend trip, where we skiied and ate huge amounts of pasta and pizza. Having only skiied once about 20 years ago in Verbier on a family holiday, I wasn't sure how much I'd remember. Turns out it's like driving a car - you don't really forget. All I needed was one refresher lesson on the first morning, and after that, I was good to go. I'm incredibly proud of myself for going up into the mountains and doing the red runs. Sure, I tumbled quite a few times, and I was a little scared to go fast, but by the third day, something clicked and I was able to conquer my fear and just let go. My favourite part was high up in the mountains, where the snow was powdery and we descended gradually while being framed on each side by magnificent trees. Truly magical. I can't wait for the next trip.