Armed with huge floral bouquets the two jousting horsemen faced each other and raised their caramel wafer shields. With a kick of the heels they charged and the tremendous impact launched buds of roses, hyacinths and carnations into the air, giving rise to a sweet scent that mixed with the soft leather of the harnesses.
A gust of wind blew the surrounding conifer and eucalyptus trees, blending a fresh citrus and peppermint breeze with the smell of wood sap. The falling petals cleared to reveal the two jousters as they stood to their feet clutching their battered flower stems. Taking a tea break of champions they enjoyed marmalade on rye bread toast, crème brulee and vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce.