I am so honored by the great response to the Des Geulasse guide to Famping. I had no idea so many people were interested! Primrose and I received so many emails asking for more details that it seemed only right to make today’s post a continuation on what we do in the woods. And, obviously, a real Famping experience is not complete without a midday tea party.
Woodland High Tea is a longstanding Geulasse tradition. I remember the first time our mother left us in the woods with only a canteen of water and a sweet farewell. Prim and I set about making ourselves a cup of tea using the flora we scavenged, then we cuddled up under a large oak and waited for her to come back. Embarrassingly enough we got bored before she came to fetch us and so returned home ourselves. The look on her face when we came through the door was priceless- her jaw literally dropped open. I think she was beyond proud.
As the years have gone on and we’ve both entered adulthood, my sister and I now enjoy taking the Woodland Tea to a classier level. We only use the finest of tea sets and have come to the conclusion that drinking tea from generic porcelain would be worse than dying a slow and painful death. It would be just so not us.
So what does Woodland High Tea involve, one might ask? It’s so simple you won’t believe it! Next time you’re Famping (or just happen to be in the great outdoors) just be sure to pack a delicate and VERY breakable tea set (fragility is the key to success here). Snacks are optional, but I do highly recommend fresh fruit and a country boule.
Finally, don’t forget your entertainment. Primrose and I love to bring along a deck of cards for a game of old maid (or old Primrose as I like to call it, jk #loveyousis). Another MUST is music. We usually hire an accordion player to really put us in the mood. Our go to guy, Frederique, is so talented and luckily he’s always available when the Geulasse sisters call! If you don’t have an accordion guy speakers and iPod work just as well.