It seems to have been Farm Girl’s turn as Sage for a very long time now. Finally a not negotiable date and time were set, with the added bonus of a theme: A Victorian Tea Party.
A little artistic licence was taken with the comestibles. I’m willing to put money on the absence of Mickey Mouse and Ampelmännchen shaped ginger cookies on Victoria and Albert’s table and highly doubt they would have tucked into a Prinsesstårta but the sponge, pineapple and sandwiches ticked all the authenticity boxes.
The words our Sage supplied (credited to Queen Victoria, but possibly spoken by Jenna Coleman) were agreed to be something we must all bear in mind as we weigh up the dying year and plan for 2018.
As for the standard of dress
when dining with royalty, only your best duds will do.
All the best for 2018; from our castle to yours.