Thursday, 3 March 2011

a thoroughly English afternoon tea

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On Sunday Mr P treated me to afternoon tea at a posh hotel. When we arrived a table had been all laid out for us in a quiet lounge next to a large window overlooking over the gardens. We settled down on a comfy sofa and soon the table was filled with tea, cakes and finger sandwiches. After being on a diet (admittedly on and off but mostly on) since October and finally hitting my target weight, I almost squealed with delight to see mini chocolate éclairs and scones with clotted cream. The scones were so light they would have blown away had the window been opened! Everything was delish and we almost managed to polish it all off.

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A woman who saw me taking photos offered to take one of the two of us and this was the result. Isn’t it posh?! We both had a giggle at it as it’s really not us at all. But a lovely reminder of an exquisite couple of hours away from the norm.

8 comments:

Vintage Squirrel said...

How special to go out for afternoon tea! What a treat. I think the photo of the pair of you is great - looks natural and not staged. Hope you scoffed everything? (in a refined and genteel way of course!)

Magic Bean said...

I hope you both drank your tea from the fine bone china cups with your little fingers sticking out...! Ax

said...

Sounds like lots of fun! :) (and looks it too!)
What a sweet treat - and the photo is really nice.

Sam said...

Oh WOW! How civilised eh?!!! Sounds wonderful! Made my stomach rumble for the clotted cream...mmmmm - you both looked great too! ;)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Its all so wonderful.
I hope you saved a scone for me

Claire said...

What a lovely photo of a wonderful afternoon.Well done Mr. P...............

It all sounds so nice I think I am a teeny tiny bit envious, mini chocolate eclairs, absolutley delish.

Sounds like somewhere you would want to visit again.

Claire :}

noelle said...

how lovely, what a great photo!!

Hearthandmade said...

i love afternoon tea. Id love some tea and a sandwhich right now! Thats a lovely picture of you both. thank you for following my blog! its nice to meet you