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01 September 2010 @ 11:20 am
Bank Holiday doings  
I've realised that personal posts have been few and far between, so I thought I'd rectify that briefly. This weekend, I have been mostly trying to relax. That has involved a board games evening, followed by a 1920's themed afternoon tea in the most enormous garden, a D&D game and going to see the Railway Children in Waterloo station. Which was all tremendously relaxing, I promise you!

The whole weekend was about the right level of activity, not-boring without being overly taxing. Only one thing a day, for a start! The afternoon tea came courtesy of Vintage Patisserie and was in Dr C's garden. They have a ton of fancy grounds and are almost a farm (they breed cage birds, I gather) so it was in the most spectacular setting. The tea came with cake stands, personalised chocolates, waitress service, music, costume and make-up dressing up boxes (although most of us had made an effort costume-wise anyway!) There was obviously a lot of sandwiches and cake too. And the tea was English Breakfast, Earl Grey, or what we mostly all drank - prosecco and green tea! It was a lovely afternoon, and was a post-wedding get-together and celebration for D. and J.

The Railway Children I heartily recommend too. It's got a real steam engine that comes in, is set on the platforms of the old Eurostar, and is very cleverly staged, with extra wooden platforms that come in and out as required on the rails. There's lots of steam and smoke - it feels wonderful! From a geeky POV Marshall Lancaster is Mr Perks too, although I didn't catch him for an autograph, sadly. And I cried buckets. You can't say fairer than that, really!
 
 
 
dreximgirl: DW adipose yaydreximgirl on September 1st, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Sounds like you've had a fab bank holiday weekend!

I'm considering taking my nephew to see the Railway Children - were there any young children there? (He's gonna be 6 in two weeks time and hasn't been to the theatre before though enjoys the cinema)
Valderys: Dalek - would you care for some tea?valderys on September 2nd, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
It was a great weekend! It's nice when things just fall into place like that! And there were a lot of young kids at the Railway Children - I'm sure some were as young as six - if he can cope with the cinema, then I'm sure it will be fine!
{    ♫ siri ♫    }: merlin + morgana + the lady of legendthisissirius on September 1st, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
I love board game days! Those are the best kind. And D & D! I haven't played that in forever.
Valderys: Dalek - would you care for some tea?valderys on September 2nd, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
We played BSG the boardgame, which is a really good game of paranoia and stress, although rather long. And the D&D was a Living Forgotten Realms module, and quite fun - we got shipwrecked and then beat the crap out of a werewolf, basically! :)