An Edwardian Picnic @ Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saturday 18th January

Running an hour late we still made it! :P Changed the outfit on the morning, whist the plan was to have it really a week before. Had the top but decided to go with the silver blue skirt instead of simple white cotton. 










We had a picnic in the park with an Edwardian theme, we all wore white. Jon wore a white shirt and pants and looked like an angel w/o the wings, which he said is the nicest thing I've ever said (that he recalls). O.o Jas looked great too in cream, and reminded me of a cross between Thomas (Downton Abbey) and Dracula (2013). We have pictures! Though unfortunately we didn't get a great picture of Jon.



The Location was Near the Museum 

The Edwardian Era 1900-1909 aka 'The Last Age of Elegance'. "...is sometimes imagined as a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties, basking in a sun that never sets on the British Empire. This perception was created in the 1920s." The Edwardian era was the last time women wore corsets in everyday life. Cinema was primitive and audiences preferred live performances to picture shows. Music hall was very popular and widespread. "




We had bentos from Shyun, miso chicken amazing as always, teryaki chicken  bit dry and didn't have as much flavour (I perfer Purple Peanuts for teryaki chicken). Didn't end up eating things with dips as everyone was full. 




Had two cakes, Alice made one and we bought slices of pavlova from Chockolait as I do quite like them. We had alternative designs but fondant doesn't taste anywhere as good as it looks, and buttercream and a heatwave are a bad combo. 

Jon had to go afterwards :( but we did get to take some pictures of Jas and Alice, got some great ones. And so interesting one e.g. Jas eats a leaf, Jon with big zombie eyes. 




Didn't end up using the shelf (shelf is a good idea, ants live on the ground) and the rack of pompoms as it couldn't stand on its own.



Alice & Jas got me a present (not together), she got me a very cool perfume bottles, one of those old fashioned ones, an atomizer with the pump, rather than glass stick you dip in and swipe.



Everyone who attended (+ Fernando, who was away) got a present.
Yes they all got the same thing, Alice doubts if she'll ever wear a tie. :P


We saw a wedding being held in the gardens and two others doing pictures.
It's very risky having an outdoor wedding, plus there's permits and plan b required.



Milestones, is it strange that I don't drive?


What did you do for your 21st? 

Most people go to a bar, hire a hall (and invite everyone they know) and a couple (those who only have girl friends) have high teas at the Windsor (that's what Lily did and tells me was popular) or go to Madame Brussels, but I wanted to do something different. That and high tea isn't guy-friendly. :P Plus we're going for our anniversary in April.

Oh and le beau & co couldn't make it as they were on holidays in Fiji. But le beau and I are doing something, just the two of us, not sure what as he says it's a surprise. Lucy couldn't come either, because she's an attention seeker because she's a bunny and would want to go exploring and not sit with us, so I wore a bunny brooch she likes, and the heart pendent le beau got me for our first anniversary.


The Brooch. Love the top one, don't like the bottom with its pastel sprinkles 
and missing tail. Can I exchange it? Ref. Snail in the Bottle Case.
Top one also smells amazing, like a sugar cookie!


I like this picture.



Blogger Elle said... on January 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM  

Hmm.

I'm sorry that you don't like your KK gift. It was the sugar cookie scented chocolate bunny that you had specifically asked for on your wishlist.


Blogger Charlie said... on January 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM  

It's not you, it was the seller. And I've ordered tiny paintbrushes so I can repaint the sprinkles. :) Not sure about the tail, but I'll find someone who can add it. :)

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