Sunday, 1 May 2011
Famine after the feast
So here's a Royal interlude to mark the wedding extravaganza; another Common Quaker posing patriotically by the Union Jack which decorates some of my eggboxes. And a picture of our loyal if somewhat eclectic bunting, below. Below that is my family's claim to semi-Royal status: Kate Middleton's great-aunt was my Mum's bridesmaid (have I boasted about this before? If so, sorry, but here we go again).
Such links are not fantastically unusual in Leeds, where the Middletons have lots of connections, just as they seem to be related to everyone in Country Durham on her mother's side, including Pete Beedle, proprietor of Beedle's Chippy in Bishop Auckland, who is KM's second cousin once removed. But for the record, the pic below shows my Mum on the left with the comic, and Kate's great-aunt Margaret, second from right, with their teacher Corky. The other little girl on the right, looking a bit grumpy although not as cross as the balcony bridesmaid on Friday, is my late, lovely Anuntie Anne.