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 Tripadvisor and when I mentioned it to my Dad, we decided to pay a visit! It is located in…

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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 stone building and were greeted and quickly taken to our table in the main restaurant. The pub is very…

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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 bus that drives around Central London whilst we got to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea spread! The big…

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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 given our menus. For starters, we shared three small side plates; Italian Nachos, Crispy Squid, and Sweet Mini Chilli…

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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 to browse. As it was Mothers Day I had planned to treat my parents to an afternoon tea at…

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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 the chocolates I used a bunny rabbit and Easter egg silicone mould that I bought from the 99p store,…

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