By the time we get round to serving the port and sherry at the Over 50s Christmas Tea Dance, we must have poured out at least two hundred cups of tea - weak tea, strong tea, black tea, milky tea, extra hot tea. The variations are endless.
There's strong ration control on the fortified wine however - only one small glass per person - but it's all done fairly. We ladies of the WI are even allowed to secrete a glass behind the cups and saucers and take a sip between pouring tea. It makes you feel like Irene Handl or some middle-aged barmaid in an Ealing Comedy. Come to think of it, the whole cast of the tea dance would fit in very nicely there too.