Friday, 15 July 2011

Afternoon Tea

Yesterday I made a trip into town to meet Rachel, she had planned to take me for Afternoon Tea in London for Mothers Day, but I had a bad back and with us both being busy it didn't happen until yesterday. I took the opportunity to go up early and take a look in John Lewis, I love that store. There is so much I could buy if only I'd won the Euro Lottery this week, as a consolation prize I treated myself to a knitting book and some buttons.  Tomorrow Rachel and I are invited to a 'Baby Shower' a first for me, when Rachel arrived we looked around the cute baby clothes, Lisa and John (Becky's sister, extended family is so complicated) know the sex of their baby it's a GIRL, we settled on a little romper and some incredibly cute socks, and in case it's a BOY a gift receipt, not forgetting 'Mum To Be' we bought her some luxury bath stuff.

After all that retail therapy we took a stroll through a part of London I don't really know, very posh shops the security guard at this gun shop looked very unimpressed when he saw me taking this photograph, I was expecting him to fly out through the door and snatch my phone!!!!

It was a beautiful afternoon and with time to kill we sat in Grosvenor Square and enjoyed the sun and people watching.

Grosvenor Square

It was a short walk to Park Lane and The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea in The Promenade, a real treat we were thoroughly spoilt and totally full by the end of the afternoon. We started with our choice of tea, I don't drink tea so had a pot of coffee, Rachel selected the blend of tea she wanted, both the tea and coffee pots were refilled during the afternoon. Then they presented the sandwich selection (present is what they did) after this, our pallets were cleansed with a mango puree topped with coconut creme,  it was onto the scones with clotted cream and home made jam next. After a break it was the cakes, by this time we could only manage one cake each!

 I should say that you could have as many refills of sandwiches and scones and probably cake as you wanted, I feel full again just writing about it! We just had one selection of each who could eat more,  as we'd left the cakes we were presented with them in a box to take home and they had added extras (sadly they didn't travel well, too hot on the train). Rachel said I should take the cakes as it was my treat, plus Dave would enjoy them! We both were given a bag containing a tin of blended tea, some jam and various other bits. A truly lovely afternoon, thank you Rachel! We did a bit of celebrity spotting, sadly we knew the faces but not their names, an actress an actor and a TV presenter, (sounds like the start of a joke)

I shouldn't have parked my car outside the Dorchester the tube would have been better!

They didn't travel well, but Dave enjoyed them

When I got home I couldn't eat another thing all evening or face a coffee until about 10 o'clock.


  1. I didn't get a goody bag when I went.

  2. Sounds like the most fab tea ever.

  3. It sounds like the perfect day out.

  4. What a lovely day for both of you!
    The afternoon tea looked fab but I think your new car looks even fabier!