Arranging a few garden flowers

Snip off a few clematis flowers from the garden if you have them and make a pretty informal arrangement with a few little vases, such as below:

A cause for celebration

The Royal Wedding was a great celebration of a very British institution and British produce.  The theme of 'British where ever possible' is surely to be applauded.  The beautiful dress was by the British designer Sarah Burton.  The lace applique for the body and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court.  
The food was a celebration of British produce.  For example, Scottish smoked salmon, Scottish langoustines, Cornish crab salad, English goats cheese, lamb from the Windsor estate, British cheese selection, Gressingham duck and wine from Chapel Down in Kent.  The fruit cake was from Fiona Cairns and a biscuit cake from McVities. 
At least the Royals recognise the importance of British produce, especially on such a British occassion.
This is not something to be taken for granted for, at the British Olympics, it is said that only about 8% of the merchandise is made in Britain and the food and drink sponsors are McDonalds, Cadbury's and Coca-Cola.  It would seem our politicians do not have the same principles or loyalties.