If you’re feeling peckish or are on a no-cake diet, look away now! I recently found this adorable little tea room local to me in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. It’s called Cakestand and Crumb and is a tiny little vintage style cafe down a little side street in the pretty town. I visited back in November and I’m planning on popping in again this weekend for a scone and an excellent big slice of their home made cake! The cafe is only small…

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I know it’s still a few weeks away yet, but after getting down all of our Christmas decorations from the attic we really got into the festive spirit! We decided to have a little pre-Christmas buffet for dinner (the best kind of dinner) after putting up the tree to try out some new tableware. Out came the tartan table runner, the snazzy new wine glasses, and all of the Christmas themed tableware. Along with festive dinnerware; pretty tea light candles are…

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On the drive up to Leeds festival, Terri and I stopped off in the beautiful city of York for a spot of afternoon tea at Bettys tea room, so I thought I’d do a short review. We were lucky that we had a table booked in the Belmont Room as the downstairs cafe looked pretty busy! The Belmont Room upstairs was pleasant enough; a large airy room with a live pianist playing throughout the afternoon. It lacked in atmosphere slightly and…

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I was recently contacted by Parkdean Holidays to ask if I would like to sample some traditional locally sourced goodies from Cornwall.. of course I said ‘yes please’! As you all probably know by now, I’m quite the afternoon tea lover and I’m partial to a bit of cake and a scone now and again, so obviously I jumped at the chance. I’m also a massive fan of the beautiful Cornwall area, having visited a few years back and absolutely falling…

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Ed’s Diner A few weeks ago I made a little trip to London to visit my friend Emma who has recently moved to the big city. Our first stop was to go for dinner at Ed’s Diner at Euston station. I was keen to try their limited edition Bacon Blues Burger as I adore blue cheese, and this one with Castello cheese and bacon in sounded amazing. Emma had a classic chicken burger, and we both decided to upgrade to the…

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As I mentioned previously, it was my birthday on Thursday, but unfortunately I was struck with my first ever bout of tonsillitis! As I’d never had it before I did fear that I was dying a little bit after Googling my symptoms (do not do this), but I’m feeling a little better now. Unfortunately, as I wasn’t feeling great on my big day, I missed out on the homemade lemon birthday cake and all the normal birthday fun as I stayed…

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