Now, Darrell generally prides himself on having an appetite of a particularly robust type nature, but even he was a little taken aback, as this was an afternoon tea that just kept on giving!
There were hot and cold savouries, assorted sandwiches with the most romantic fillings, as well as dainty crisps, coleslaw and tiny hot sausages pieces, he said, served in the most wonderful spicy sauce.
And the cakes …… poor Darrell….. there a choice of such full and ample sufficiency, that it made his mind reel and a considered decision almost impossible! Plus, there were mahooooooosive scones with cream and mini meringues also included, all served on a mixture of vintage plates and as many pots of tea as Darrell and his lady friend could sip from dainty mis-matched cups and saucers.
After a most valiant effort of much nomming Darrell had to admit to being well and truly defeated and apologising profusely had to ask if it it would be possible to have perhaps a doggy bag, or two, or three …….
Let’s just say “the nomming was thronging” throughout Castle Greyskull ……when Darrell began to open his boxes and profer his comestible leftovers.
And, Darrell noted in his little black book that his afternoon rendezvous might also be a most excellent place to entertain Hugh on his next State Visit ……..
…… as Hugh is exceedingly partial to a well filled finger sandwich and muffin combo …… accompanied by an Oreo milkshake!