This is the first line of the Eton Boating Song, a superb example of the eccentricities that are associated with English private boarding schools (another of which is that they are called Public Schools).
So our evening on the lake has arrived, and we are expecting a crowd exceeding one hundred and fifty. The question is whether it will be so foggy that we will need flares, or the evening will become as gorgeous as yesterday's and we we will be basking on the deck with the specially designed Operatinis. The chief ingredient of these will be two and a half ounces of New Amsterdam Gin.
Either way we are determined to be jolly. And if you check back here later you may see pictures to show how successful we have been!