It was over three months ago now (my blogging break lasted longer than I expected!) that I visited this fabulous tea room in Stratford Upon Avon. My lovely Dad took me for afternoon tea as I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself. We had been for afternoon tea in Stratford Upon Avon a few times previously – we had been to The Grosvenor Hotel but fancied a change this time. I’d heard about afternoon tea at The Fourteas on…

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Earlier this month I was kindly invited to dine at a lovely little country pub in Northamptonshire for Sunday lunch. The Fox & Hounds is located in the pretty village of Lower Harlestone which is just next to the country estate of Althorp (Princess Diana’s family home). The Fox & Hounds, Lower Harlestone It was a beautiful sunny day and the beer garden was full of patrons enjoying a chilled drink in the warm sunshine. We we went inside the traditional…

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A couple of weekends ago I was invited to a really exciting blogger event! I don’t often go to many blogger events as they are almost always in London; but this one was worth attending! Luckily it was on a Saturday afternoon and as London is only a short train ride away I went to the big city for the day and met up with Terri at Euston.  We were invited by Rennie and the event was held on a vintage…

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Apologies for the delay in getting this post up; I’ve been pretty absent from the online world lately. But last month I was invited for a lovely family meal at my local Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Milton Keynes. I went along with my parents and we enjoyed a 3 course dinner on a sunny Monday evening after work.   Starters The staff there were really welcoming and friendly and were extremely helpful. We were seated in a cosy little booth and…

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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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