For Mothers Day a couple of weekends ago I went on a little day trip with my parents to Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. I had visited the town briefly earlier this year, but as it was pouring down with rain I didn’t get to have a good look around, so I was looking forward to another trip. It’s an adorable little spa town that has plenty to see and do, and we found lots of cute little shops, restaurants and cafes…

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Last weekend I held a little tea party for my family at home in our dining room. My Mum and I spent the day before preparing some food and bits for the table, including scones, lemon drizzle cake, jelly, Easter shaped chocolates, chocolate nest cakes, and plenty of sandwiches! I absolutely love making lemon cake in the spring time, I think it’s so refreshing in the sunshine and it looked so pretty presented on my pink glass cake stand. To make…

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On the last day of our short break to the cottage near Stratford upon Avon, we took a short drive to The Cotswolds. We drove through some gorgeous little villages, but the final destination was Bourton on the Water, which is a little village in Gloucestershire. I used to visit it when I was little with my parents, and I remember we used to visit the little miniature village and I used to play in the river in the summer.  Obviously…

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Back in May I won a competition on Facebook for afternoon tea for two at the Double Tree Hilton in Westminster, London. I took my friend Leonie with me and we booked a date in November so we could also go to visit the poppies at the Tower of London before it got removed. We went to Tower Hill first on the tube and it was so so busy, but we joined the crowds and eventually managed to peer over a…

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After Liams army pass out parade a few weeks ago in Yorkshire, and after we spent an amazing night at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, we spent his week off bumbling about and visiting nice bits of the UK. We first drove from the hotel in Scarborough to York to spend the day in the beautiful city and stroll around the shops. The gothic cathedral is stunning, and it was a glorious sunny day. We stopped to have food…

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Now I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking here, but a couple of weekends ago we had a little family tea party. Not for any particular special occasion, just because I felt like doing something special and getting all my nice china out. I have a beautiful Cath Kidston provence rose design tea set that I won many years ago. It was my second ever comp win! But I’ve never got round to using it before, and…

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