The stage was set with the beautiful house as a back drop and we joined the crowds in finding our spot, our little tartan rug and picnic basket (we did take a couple of chairs as well) were rather inadequate compared to some who seem to have moved the dinning table, chairs and candelabra from their homes!
I filled my basket with various salad combinations including a pasta and broad bean salad .
Don't be fooled, although this was the lovely healthy picnic food I took with us the smell of fresh cooked doughnuts came wafting by and all good intentions went waltzing away with them. Yummmmm.....
The absolutely fantastic Mr Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra provided the music and we danced the night away. (Jools is seated at his piano)