Category Archive: Afternoon Tea

Tea and Cake at Betty’s, York

I have always wanted to go to Betty’s tea rooms in York. Modelled on the luxurious 1930’s interiors of the Queen Mary, the very name of “Betty’s” conjures images of elegance from a… Continue reading

May Blossom at Nottingham Castle

The weather in Britain has been glorious over the past couple of weeks, so I decided to take a stroll in the gardens of Nottingham Castle this weekend. I absolutely loved walking under… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cherry Cakes (Great for Afternoon Tea)

Light and fluffy cakes sprinkled throughout with sweet cherries and topped with glacé icing sugar and a gorgeously tempting glacé cherry. These wholesome and filling cakes take no time at all to make, and they look great… Continue reading

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