British Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro, held in the hall at The British School.
Flat fluorescent lighting; Lots of old folks; The palest looking group of people I've ever seen in Rio; Patriotic balloons and union jacks; A vicar; A pianist; Cups of tea; Scones with jam and cream; Children in fancy dress (Little Dove won the prize in her Queen's Guard pyjamas); A faulty public address system; A raffle; Warm pro-seco; The National Anthem. You get the picture. It was like walking onto the set of a wartime sitcom.
It was the first time the BSC had held this event for families, in an attempt to attract a 'younger' membership. Here's a picture of the cake. Love the unintentionally cool 'you majesty'. They put the cake on the stage, where two seconds later a toddler dressed as Batman trod on it.