- Some fencers: M, N+S, myself and siggav.
- Some food (baked potato salad, bean salad, ham and one of katlinel's couscous variations.
- A friend you haven't seen for a long time.
- Some classic swashbuckling audiovisual entertainment. For instance, The Court Jester, Xena's homage For Him The Bell Tolls, Some sketches by the British Academy of Fencing, and Scaramouche.
- Intoxicating beverages (including, but not limited to, a pitcher of refreshing Pimms and lemonade).
Mix well. Serve with a box of chocolates, ice cream and lashings of lively conversation.