Tuesday, 15 May 2012
I'm not especially royalist but I've got a few plans for the Bank Holiday weekend.... Firstly I've invited all my family to a '1952 High Tea'. I'm working on the menu this week and I intend to try and be as authentic as possible. There's going to be tinned meats, simple salads, boiled eggs, chutneys and piccalilli. The puddings are going to blancmange, trifle, sponge, jelly and tinned cream.
I'm in the process of sending out proper 1950s-styled invitations.. and I've asked everyone to turn up in 1950s inspired clothes.
I'm going to move the tables into the conservatory so there will be more space. I have dug out my Grandma's old embroidered tablecloths from a drawer at my Mum's house. I have also got plans to mix and match my floral china tea set (Duchess "Tranquillity") with my Mum's (Colclough "Braganza"). Neither of these designs were around in the 1950s but I think there will be nice vintage feel.
I'm also in the process of sourcing some wide 'champagne-style' glasses for a Babycham toast to the Queen!!!!
Later in the evening we are all going to drive a few miles to the nearest 'Beacon Site' and hopefully see several bonfires lit from the elevated position of Hanbury Church.
Have you got any plans for the long weekend?