Friday, 22 May 2009

What do you mean I've chosen the wrong hat?

Lions and tigers and bears...oh my.

I arrived home this evening to find that a fancy envelope had arrived in the letterbox. Inside was an official invitation to the Queen's garden party at Holyrood Palace next month.

According to the invitation (which I plan to frame, because I'm a right dork), the Lord Chamberlain has been commanded by Her Majesty to invite both me and my beloved (in actuality it is a bizarre perk of my job, but a girl can dream, can't she?)

I've only just learned that I am supposed to wear a hat. You know the ones. They are either massive, like wearing a dyed basket, or tiny and containing a flurry of feathers, like a nuclear duck's nest that has gone through a salad spinner.

Unfortunately no photos are allowed. All the same I'm terribly excited. I wonder how small the sandwiches will be...

10 comments:

Akshay Lakhiani said...

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ellen abbott said...

Oh what fun! You should do it up right. I mean if you have to wear a hat, go for it. The more flamboyant the better. Just think of it as being a costume party. Which I guess, in a sense, it is.

Dale said...

:-) Yeah, what Ellen said.

Cheryl said...

Doh! Guess you can't sneak a photo, huh? I would so love to see that. Too cool.

Rikkij said...

OK, a couple suggestions. go barefoot. chew and snap gum, then stick it under the queens table. use the bathroom and then tell the queen she is out of toilet paper. I have more but you won't do it anyway. A wasted opportunity. We don't get to do that cool stuff on this side of the water. ~rick

Reya Mellicker said...

How exciting!

But you will post a pic of yourself in your hat, won't you?

Who could imagine an event at which hats are required? I love that! (But then, I love hats.)

Janelle said...

oh posh or what darlin'? ! and man oh man have i had some laughs at the You Tube version of your camping trip...too funny! thanks for sharing that...xxx j

LP said...

OH my god! I would love to go to a party like that. I would also be terrified of having bits of food stuck in my teeth. That would totally clash with any good hat.
Who doesn't love a dress up party?

nice to visit you here!

PurestGreen said...

Oh no! I hadn't thought about the bits of food issue. Great, one more thing to worry about...

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh how wonderful! I went (as a perk of my job) a few years ago. Yes, you need a hat and the sandwiches are small but tasty and the tea is very disappointing. it's a totally fascinating event, enjoy it!