Valderys (valderys) wrote,

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!
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