Tomorrow my eldest niece H. is going to receive her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award at St James Palace. H., my sister and B-in-L are travelling down to London this evening. Sadly my sister will have to wait outside while the ceremony is taking place because tickets are limited to one per family. Fortunately she attended the ceremony a few years ago with one of her students - so she says that she will be able to imagine everything again as H. receives her certificate.
I think I've mentioned previously that H's sixth form years have been 'difficult' for a whole host of reasons. There were times when she didn't look as if she was going to be well enough to complete at least one of the expeditions - and she has always been very loyal volunteer at a local respite centre for very handicapped youngsters. As a result, I'm a very proud Auntie!!
Next Saturday evening all the family are coming here for a celebratory meal. I'm planning plenty of gold decorations but it's harder to come up with 'gold- themed' food.
All suggestions welcomed!!!