Right Honorable Wine & Pizza

15 Oct

 

On Tuesday night my department was invited to by the Lord Mayor for a reception at the Mansion House to say thank you for all the hard work on the Banksy exhibition. 

 

The Mansion House

The Mansion House

We were told that it was going to be tea and cakes, and you know me I can’t resist a cake 🙂

 

So after work off we went to the Mansion House, not quite sure what to expect.  Are we supposed to curtsy, bow, salute????

 

On entering we were offered a glass of wine (or juice)  so, of course we grabbed one, only to then be told that we are to be officially announced one at a time on entry to the Drawing Room to meet the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress.  PANIC!  I have handbag, jacket and glass of wine and now I need to salute the Lord Mayor!!!!!!!!!!!  I settled for shaking his hand but I’m quite sure he thought I was some kind of wine swilling pack horse!

 

It was a great evening, both the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress are absolutely lovely, very chatty and very easy to talk to. 

Me, Lady Mayoress, Lord Mayor & Sabs

Me, Lady Mayoress, Lord Mayor & Sabs

 

The biggest surprise was when the buffet was brought out – sandwiches, mini sausage rolls and PIZZA!

 

NO CAKE IN SIGHT!

 

But the pizza was very nice and I do like a sausage roll 🙂

 

We had a tour of the house and the little museum they have in there on the history of Bristol’s Lord Mayors.

 

So it was time to go home but first a visit to powder one’s nose.  In the Ladies Powder Room!  I don’t think I had ever been in a real powder room before!  So I took some pictures 😉

 

Sadly I couldn’t capture the massive aroma of roses to share with you.

A Haven of Pink Powderness

A Haven of Pink Powderness

 

The whole room soley for the application of powder!

The whole room solely for the application of powder!

 

Beautiful Couch

Beautiful Couch

 

Sadly my handbag wasn’t quite big enough to fit the couch or any of the gorgeous chairs from the Drawing Room in 😦

 

 

But the house is lovely and the grounds are beautiful.  They hire it out for weddings and events if you are interested have a look here.

 

 

It wasn’t quite Afternoon Tea with the Queen but I really enjoyed Pizza and Wine with the Lord Mayor!

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Right Honorable Wine & Pizza”

  1. clarabows 15 October 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I wish I had a powder room like that! looks far more spacious than my living room!

  2. Angel Landers 31 January 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    The moment I found your site was like wow. Thanks for putting your effort in making this site.

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