Tuesday, February 19, 2013

High Tea with the Crawley family

Let me just start off by saying that if you are just getting into Downton, there is a HUGE spoiler alert here. Do not read any further, but rather skip to the pictures.

You have been warned!!
*Hankie in hand, sniffling violently*
How can we go on, how can we survive without Lord Matthew?!
It was hard enough losing Sybil, but Matthew!?
Lady Mary is a strong individual and character and I imagine she'll get on just fine without him...eventually. The fact of the matter is, she struggled to finally snag him (and at first struggled to decide if she even wanted to snag him). And now that she got him, sorted out the fact that they were not incapable of having children and the ever-engaging problem of how to save Downton, my only question is why??
But, Matthew did leave his legacy behind. As LAdy Mary so matter-of-factly stated "We did our duty."
But why...?
Now, I've got to wait another 11 months to find out what happens to the poor baby chap and Mary. And Branson, for that matter!
Ok, the coast is clear. You may read on from here...

We celebrated the Season 3 Finale in high fashion with a proper english dinner and tea before the viewing. Enjoy!

A table spread I think the Dowager would be proud of.
"At my age, one must ration one's excitement." The Dowager Countess
Our proper English titles.
"What is a weekend?" The Dowager Countess of Grantham
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters
Mini Quiche Lorraine and Florentine.
Chicken, fruit and nut salad
Sausage and Bacon bites
Smoked Oyster, olive and avocado bruschetta.
Asparagus creme soup
Sparkling Georgia Peach and Bartlett Pear Juice
The desserts. Caramel Pecan tartlets, Chocolate cream tartlets, tuxedo cups, lace cookies with cranerry-orange curd and coconut.
I must say, the food was divine, the company enjoyed and the viewing superb!


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