A couple of Sundays ago, I attended a Regency High Tea at Franklin Villia (located in one of the inner city suburbs of Brisbane). It was not long ago that I attended a Lolita tea there, and the lady that runs the teas was again there, and again rather odd. Buzzing around, gushing excessively over everyone's outfits. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to have a compliment but she takes it to embarrassing levels and you end up feeling awkward. At any rate, it was lovely to be out again in costume and spending time with a different group of fellow costumers. I also enjoyed the shortness of the event. I was home in time in the afternoon for a lovely nap, while normally the events I attend completely drain you out with an all day attendance. It was nice for a change, and kind of inspires me to do more simply picnics or tea outings.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
For the fourth year, I attended the Abbey Medieval Fair at Abbeystowe a couple of weekends ago. The Festival runs for the Saturday and Sunday - lots to see, lots to do and very exhausting. This year, I managed to sit in on one of the jousts, which was very interested and quite well run. There was an amazing multitude of lovely yummy food.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I will admit it now, I completely forgot about posting pictures on this one. On the 1st of July, Donna and I hosted a Regency dinner party. There were only six of us in total, but it was a lovely excuse to get dressed up in our pretty regency gowns and sit down to a meal. It was held at my house, where I set up the table with a lace tablecloth, my parents Queen Anne dinner set, candles, linen napkins and some pretty little glasses. We each brought something along to the mix to make up dinner. My contribution was dessert - a lime/syrup steamed pudding and profiteroles. And just as it happens, we toasted the birth of a new little girl birthed just that afternoon to a couple in our re-enactment group. (Yes, they heavily pregnant lady that attended JAFA with us).
Sunday, July 3, 2011
And that brings us to last night. I attended the Medieval Feast at Abbeystowe. It marks the launch of the Abbey Medieval Festival week with the Tournament next weekend. I have to say that the feast was amazing. There was so much food and it was of such an amazing variety.