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 being the beginning of January it was freezing outside so we didn’t spend too long wondering around. But I…

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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 wall and got a couple of photos of the beautiful red sea of poppies. After this we got the…

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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 at All Bar One, which I’d never been to before and I was really impressed! We had some bits…

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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 it seemed silly having something so pretty and it being unused. So I got out my Cath Kidston tea…

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If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you’ve probably already heard of the famous Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, which is Londons first cat cafe! A cat cafe is basically what it says on the tin, a normal cafe, but with cats casually strolling around for you to play with. Being a massive cat lover it was the land of dreams for me, or so I thought! I felt incredibly lucky to have booked a time slot for the weekend only a few weeks in advance, as there’s usually a few months of a waiting list. So we’d booked our time slot…

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