Pup and I had a wonderful weekend camping out on the living room floor drinking tea and watching the Queen's Jubilee.
I had tears in my eyes when she showed up on her balcony for a surprise little wave at the end of the events. The crowd was unbelievable. The British press calls her the world's grandma and no matter how you feel about monarchy in general you have to love the lady.
When it was all said and done I sent The Mister to the store to get the ingredients for a celebratory trifle. I've seen so many of them being passed around all weekend in the UK that I just had to make one too.
It was definitely a poor man's version compared to the ones I saw. I had to make it with what I could get at the little Mom and Pop grocer down the street and without a working oven. I used those little cakes you put strawberries in for the base and tinned peaches with a splash of peach schnapps for the fruit. Vanilla instant pudding was the jelly that held it all together with an entire container of Cool Whip on top. What's not to like?
And....of course, this wouldn't be a Tangled Web post without any drama. My sister made local headlines when she was in a serious accident on Saturday. Someone pulled out in front of the truck she was riding in with her partner. The truck hit the other vehicle and then flipped over the median where she was trapped inside. She's got 4 broken ribs, tons of bruises and lacerations but was in good hands at the brand new shock trauma center in Largo. She's now home resting comfortably much to the relief of her family.
It's certainly never a dull moment around here.