Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Being Almost The Week Before Easter ...

Every year someone asks, "Will the City Folk Club be meeting on Good Friday?"
Every year the answer has been, "Yes."
So shall it be for Friday 22nd April this year.
For that evening, Dogsbody will be absent. However, someone else will extract money from you!

Furthermore, the following Friday, 29th, is also a public holiday.
For those of us have not received an invitation to that Royal shindig, the City Folk Club will meet as usual on that evening.
In celebration of the occasion, gentlemen will be expected to sport a floral buttonhole:


Ladies are invited to wear headgear that looks something like this:


Available from here.
I am advised that this is known as a 'fascinator'.
(Personally, however, I question that trade description.)

Oh, and gloves will be obligatory!

The challenge will be to play any musical instrument while wearing 'marigolds'.

7 comments:

Musically Bent said...

Never mind about Marigold playing.... where did that beautiful picture come from? "Fascinatoring" me - that's certain. A bit pale maybe but so silent and so bewitching.

Musically Bent said...

Never mind about Marigold playing.... where did that beautiful picture come from? "Fascinatoring" me - that's certain. A bit pale maybe but so silent and so bewitching.

parkingspaceman said...

Ahem. For whom do you speak, when you say that 'gentlemen are expected to wear a buttonhole'? And by whose authority?
Expect all you like, chum, but there might be a few republicans with other ideas.

parkingspaceman said...

Could someone who's been to finishing school enlighten me as to the correct protocol for floral buttonholes? The illustration shows one in the right lapel. My wedding photos show buttonholes on the left - as do my photos of Dogsbody and Jane's wedding, I suspect. I mean, one wouldn't want to do anything infra dig, now, would one, especially on such a prestigious occasion?

Angela said...

I am now fully expecting to see Laura beautifully adorned and fascinating in pheasant feathers...talk of their being for Lorna's instruments last week was surely a red herring!

Angela

parkingspaceman said...

Before one may have pheasant feathers, they must be plucked. I know a song about this, which I'll do, if pressed.

parkingspaceman said...

Oh. Nobody pressed. Bugger.



I think I'll do it anyway.