Some how, in the course of my recent rash of life changing moments, I have become acquainted with and quite attached to a group of women from the UK all living here in the metro area. Well, that "some how" actually has a name -- S.W. Since meeting her (and then "losing her" to a job transfer...), I have had the pleasure of being adopted into her friend circle. And this adoption has led to a hidden secret bit of Brit making itself known...go figure! From teas to curries...ales to bickies -- (um, not the Australian ones...) its been here in my house all along and I feel very comfortable with them and adore their quickly growing friendships.
As a group, it really all started with the Eurovision Song Contest Gathering 2010. A hoot of a time...The latest group get together was yesterday's tape delayed viewing of the Royal Wedding. The company, as always was grand. The required hats even grander. And oh, the MENU! What actually I believe, started as a "bring a bit of food over" turned into the Royal Buffet itself! JW did her homework and prepared several items from the official menu, very well done, I might add. The Cadbury Awards for hats was lovely, the Pom and Prosecco was free flowing and the wedding commentary far better than any we were listening to on the broadcast -- either of them CBS or BBC!
We all had such fun, it left us asking what the next grand event will be to prompt another gathering such as this...Eurovision 2011???