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Hello Darlings. Was it something I said? Though I know you are still reading, you have all been so terribly quiet lately, it's making me a little sad! I do hope we are all still friends because I am a blogger awash with a scrumptiously eclectic list of wonderful things to share with you tonight... * First up Royal Wedding fever. Though I rather fear for that darling Kate Middleton's sanity joining what is a rather mad family, celebration and much related tat abound on these shores with every cup and tea-towel manufacturer in the land rushing to commemorate the wedding of this lovely, quiet couple. Most of it isn't fit to fill wit the most orange of foul tasting builders brew, but Emma Bridgewater has of course come up trumps with some truly scrumptious Royal Wedding memorabilia, which wouldn't look out of place in even the chichiest of shabby kitchens. Yey for a woman who is turning out to be a truly British, much loved icon of our times: you can even organize a street party on her site!

* Secondly, a line from a Pink Floyd song that has been spinning around my head and bothering me...

" All you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be."

* Next this ever so fabulous FREE download from the Goddess Leonie over at the Goddess GuideBook, a truly scrumptious peek into twenty women's morning routines, including those of Sark and Jennifer Louden. Don't miss this one, it's gently inspirational...

*   Now some girly eye-candy for all your iApple devices... deliciously pretty co-ordinating backgrounds for the  iPhone, iPad and iTouch, with matching calendar wallpaper and Mac desktop software from Cuptakes. I used to be a PC but any day soon my conversion to a Mac will be complete. Will I be a happier bunny? Let's wait and see...

* Next up a lovely interview with Christina Strutt from Cabbages and Roses on Modern Country Style.' and an absolutely wonderful post by Darcy from Life With My Three Boybarians on self-discipline, that is well worth taking on board...

* Now  a page full of shoes TO DIE FOR from a vintage copy of Vogue, circa 1956, from My Vintage Vogue...

* And finally a set of rules for behavior for the younger generation (designed to help them avoid mere survival...) from APC director Jean Touitou that I might just have to have blown up and spelled out on Finley's wall...

1. Although appearance shows quite the reverse the natural trend of the system is to turn you into a slave. Your mission is to remain erect and never crawl. 2. When learning, you must know how to make the clear distinction between what is ideology and what is genuine knowledge. 3. Be fully aware of the difference between making a compromise and compromising yourself. 4. Whatever happens, heart break hotel is sure to be your dwelling place, for one or several stays. This is no reason to over-indulge in the pangs of love for too long. 5. Learn how to make simple and excellent meals. 6. Fear no gods, whatever appearance they may have. 7. For girls: all boys are more or less the same. For boys: all girls are different. 8. Keep well away from competitive sport that will only cause wounds that will make you suffer when you are over forty. 9. There is no such thing as good and evil. There is what is right and what is bad, what is consistent and what is wrong.

Yes. I think that just about sums everything up.

Enjoy the rest of the week Housekeepers...