We’re having a buffet. 13 of us. Coronation chicken, the quiche if it turns out well, dainty sandwiches (ham, smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese pinwheels), French bread, houmus and cheeses. Pickles and crisps. Followed by chocolate cake, lemon drizzle tarted up with blueberries and strawberries as a Union flag, and gingerbread kings if I don’t run out of time. With Pimms and fizz and nonalcoholic offerings.
Veggie, dairy-free and gluten-free options mean that we’ll have to get a lot of sandwich flags written up this afternoon.