Category Archive: Afternoon Tea

The Cosmo Cooler

I love cosmopolitan cocktails and, when we had guests round for tea in the garden this week, I fancied serving something based on the world’s best cocktail. This iced drink is great for… Continue reading

Moomaid of Zennor ice cream & afternoon tea (review)

There is a real Cornish gem tucked away in the corner of St Ives harbour, a luxury boutique ice cream parlour which also serves afternoon tea. The Moomaid of Zennor combines the modern… Continue reading

Thank you to The Lady magazine and Tiptree

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a competition in The Lady, and my prize arrived by courier a few days ago. Every Thursday, The Lady holds a competition… Continue reading

My Day Seeing The Queen in Nottingham

Decisions, decisions… The whole of Nottingham was abuzz with excitement earlier this week, anticipating H.M.’s visit on Wednesday morning. The Queen was scheduled to arrive in the Market Square before meeting and greeting… Continue reading

A Very Royal Lunch

Yesterday afternoon her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hosted a once-in-a-lifetime lunch at Windsor Castle. To celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, H.M. invited a selection of monarchs from across the world for an intimate lunch… Continue reading

Cucumber Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

Nothing goes with afternoon tea quite like cucumber sandwiches, that old English classic. Light and refreshing, they are the perfect savoury snack in the summer. For making cucumber sandwiches you’re going to need… Continue reading

Regal in Red, H. M. Re-Opens the Cutty Sark

In 1869 a top of the range British icon was born. She was the Cutty Sark, the fastest and most advanced clipper ship that had ever been built. Built for speed, her aim… Continue reading

Easy Afternoon Tea

There is nothing more splendid than enjoying afternoon tea on a wide, sloping lawn as the summer sunshine dapples the grass. While taking tea served to you on the lawns of a beautiful… Continue reading

An Englishman’s Home is his Downton Abbey

How can we carry on now that Downton Abbey is off our screens until the autumn? I have found some solace in the Past Times sale, which is offering a range of official… Continue reading