Being the tea lovers that we are, here in Hopalong Hollow, how could I resist an invitation to attend Mr. Toast's Christmas Tea, visit "Hot Toast and Jam" at:: http://goodteatoo.blogspot.com/A REAL castle in the most beloved of places,,, Scotland! Torosay Castle is at the Queens country estate of Balmoral on the Isle of Mull.Oh dear, being the country gal that I am, I hope I won't feel out of place. The Lord of the Manor is staying at home, SOMEONE has to feed the chickens!
Christmas Tea is being hosted in this most magnificent location.
For such an auspicious occasion, one must choose ones attire carefully..from the inside out...
Trudy Webbytoes has consented to allow me to borrow her favorite outfit, as long as I promise not to spill any red wine, tea or crumpets on it.
As for perfume, I am choosing my favorite scent, "Catnip Rhapsody"
and I am painting my nails with much care..
Of course, I must have a special bonnet, but I can't decide between this one...
or this one...
What do you think??My hair, oh dear, whatever shall I do about that??!!
Do you think this style looks too dated?
Now, for transportation, I am hitching a ride to the river with this band of Merrymakers.They are certainly putting me in the Christmas spirit what with their renditions of "Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Hollow" and "Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle in a hurry! Oh what fun it is to ride in a rooster driven surrey!"
From there I plan to catch the ferry.
The cost is quite reasonable,
Of course, the ferry will only take me so far... and so I have arranged for a first class flight aboard the "Woodpeckers in the Wind Express"
It is a good thing I am traveling light..The flowers are for the host, I hope he isn't allergic.
When at last I arrive at the foot of the castle, this dear fellow has agreed to take me the rest of the way, he says he has plenty of time since he won't be busy till December 24th, hmmm, this gives me an idea..
" Will you be so kind as to accompany me kind sir, as I am without a date?? That is exactly what I will ask him! I'm sure his conversation will be most convivial and hearty! And then, I won't have to talk too much.... after all, what does a simple country woman such as I have to converse about, other than chickens and how to properly mix up a big batch of biscuits!
Well, I must Dash! I haven't much time to get there, Tea starts sharp at Two on December 5th and I've a long journey ahead...I do hope I won't be late... I don't want to miss out on the scones! ( Frankly, I'm quite tired of biscuits)