Tag 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

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

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

Coffee and Seduction: The Way to a Woman’s Heart

Don Draper would be proud of the 1980s Gold Blend adverts, which broke new ground in forging the association between coffee and seduction. They were so successful that their legacy has been long-lasting; now… Continue reading

Breaking Your Diet: The Rules

 Most women will go on a diet at some point in their lives. Many women will go on many diets, myself included. A lot of diets are fads that come and go with… Continue reading