The Penguins Are Here! For the whole month of May here at The Penguin Theory we are celebrating all things Penguin with our month long event : May there be penguins!
To kick it all off and to celebrate the first of May and the Mayday bank holiday I am giving away this gorgeous, handmade, flower crown to one lucky winner!
May day traditionally involves Morris Dancing, May poles and crowning one lady the Queen of May, so I am giving away one gorgeous ‘Queen of May’ flower crown to one lucky winner, but there’s a catch. You can’t enter for yourself. Instead I want you to nominate someone to be crowned ‘Queen of May’.
Comment in the comment section or on my facebook page with the name of your nominee and why you think they should be crowned the ‘Queen of May’!
This can be anyone, family or friends, boy or girl, for any reason. Maybe they helped you, maybe they’ve been through a lot and need some pampering, or maybe they’re just an extremely happy person who always brings a smile to your face!
You have until the end of the May Day bank holiday (Monday 5th May, 12pm gmt) to nominate your Queen and I will announce the winner on Tuesday 6th May.
…or maybe not.
I had planned to sew some ties for my workfriends as we we’re all going to Royal Ascot together. However silly me forgot about it until the day before!
This meant I had a big rush to sew 3 ties, with difficult silk fabric, and work during the day.
I was defintiely rushed off my feet and didn’t get nearly as much sleep as I needed that night, but the ties we’re made in time! Ok, so they were a bit wonky, and one had a slight hole in the stitching, but the boys seemed pretty happy! 🙂
Don’t they look Dapper!
Royal ascot itself was a brilliant day. Ash didn’t join me as he doesn’t really agree with or like horse racing but i planned to meet him when we all got back.
I wore a white lace dress with a black jacket (which promptly came off as it was so warm) and some black wedges. I even wore a pretty little anklet which jingled when I walked, there was no losing me that day! I wish I had some better pictures but no one has uploaded theres onto facebook yet! Boo.
We got to the pub around half 8 and had breakfast, champagne and a good ol’ chat. Soon the coach arrived and we we’re off! Already a little tiddly, and with lots more alcohol to drink, it was unlikely we would end the day looking so refined.
When we got off the coach it was boiling hot! I am definitely glad I wasn’t wearing a shirt, girls definitely have it much easier in the hot weather at events like this.
We all slapped on the sunscreen and carried on having a good time. I betted on the horses with silly names but won nothing. Soon we ended up moving to the shade as it was so warm. We got a few ciders (for vast expense) and just chilled and chatted.
All too soon it was time to go home. As soon as I sat down on the bus I seemed to pass out and I slept for most of the journey home, waking up just as we were getting back.
Ash came to meet me but then everyone decided to go home anyway, as we were tired from a long day.
We got home and just cuddled up with some movies. The perfect end to a fun filled day! 🙂
Being English I’m obviously not going to be able to get away from the jubilee and will more then likely attend some kind of party to celebrate the event, even if i am going to be out of the country for the start of the celebrations.
So here are a few items I found around Etsy to help us get into the jubilee party spirit!
You can find the treasury here :
Vintage Jubilee Bunting
What british party isn’t complete without bunting?
I love the vintage feel of this particular bunting and it would definitely suit this event perfectly!
Union Jack Party Dress
No one can deny that Geri Halliwell wasn’t patriotic, so why not make yourself a more *ahem* classy version of her Spice Girl days.
This dress looks beautifully made and definitely makes our flag seem very stylish!
Silver Corgi Pendant
The queen is known for loving Corgi’s, so why not spread the love with this adorable necklace pendant? I just love the intricate detailing which makes this cute pendant just a little bit special and regal looking.
Union Jack Tote Bag
This denim tote bag would be perfect for carrying all your jubilee party items, not to mention a very stylish bag all year round.
Gold Crown Ring
There is no queen without a crown, as this listings name tells us. And this dainty little ring is perfect for making you feel maybe just a little bit like royalty.
British Tea Party Garland
If you’re hosting a tea party for the big day then why not decorate your room to match the theme with this adorably vintage looking garland!
It’s bound to become the talking point for any gathering.
Union Jack Cufflinks
One for the men, we can’t leave them out of the celebrations after all. These cufflinks would be a very patriotic addition to any suit. All that’s missing is a union jack tie.
Union Jack Ring
If the men, however, cannot find a tie, then this ring would also be a good choice. It’s available in a range of colours and customisations.
Mens Leather Union Jack Jacket
However, if your man wants to make more of a statement (and doesn’t mind forking out a lot of money for it) then what about this jacket? I can almost imagine an old fashioned british army officer wearing this.
Heart Pill box Hat
Obviously you’re going to need a hat for the special day as it seems all big posh events require some kind of head garment. How about this cute little number, it matches the colour scheme and is bound to make any outfit a little extra special with those cute bows.
Herkimer Diamond Earrings
Its the Diamond jubilee so we obviously need some diamonds, these Herkimer Diamond earrings may not be real Diamonds, despite the name, but we can’t all afford the real thing can we? These will still give an amazing sparkle to your earlobes. The gold casing even makes these seem just a little crown like!
Diamond Jubilee Mug
As there seems to be a lot of talk about ‘Tea Parties’ obviously you’ll need a place to store your tea. This mug seems to do the job, complete with a choice of two commemorative designs!
Diamond Jubilee Tea Towel
Of course after the gallons of tea us Brits will obviously be drinking, you’ll need to wash up the mugs. What better than a matching jubilee tea towel? Especially one as snazzy as this!
You can never have enough bunting, so why not decorate your neck as well as your house! This cute bunting necklace comes in 3 different patterns.
Corgi Dog Brooch
You can never have too many corgi’s! At least not if you’re the royal family…And this brooch would be the perfect way to decorate your union jack dress or bag.
Corgi Cushion Cover
I’m sure you’ve all wanted to use your fluffy corgi as a cushion before, right? This cushion is not only cute and comfy, but it also doesn’t wriggle as much.
I hope you like these items as much as I do.
Till next time!