In the meantime, pics! I had a lovely time at the picnic, even if it was a bit chilly and windy and kept threatening to rain. We just wrapped up in shawls and carried on anyway.
|Our lovely venue - Bacon's Castle|
We all gathered on the lawn and set out our food and drink contributions - it was quite a spread!
|(Removing the anachronistic plastic wrap)|
|Look at all the yummies!|
|My contribution - Shrewsbury Cakes!|
There were games...
|Battledore and shuttlecock|
And of course dancing!
|That's me in the blue dress and green shawl.|
Those of us who were interested also took a tour of the manor, which was built in 1665! We learned about its history and the uses of the various rooms at different points in time. It was really quite fascinating. We were also free to tour the gardens, which were lovely.
|Even if it was a little chilly!|
Had to get some pictures of the hair before I left, in case the curls died later. Which they did. :p
|Obligatory full-length dress shots|
My next post will be on my (now) completed bonnet. I like it much better with the embellishments I added since the picnic. :)