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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At the end of last week I decided to treat my parents to a takeaway meal, which is something we don’t do very often, so we were really looking forward to it! I think it’s always nice to have a ‘special’ dinner with family where you can all sit around at the table together, share food, and chat away all evening. I used the JUST EAT Android app to place my takeaway order, which was surprisingly simple and quick to use. I hadn’t placed an order on the app before, and as I live quite rurally, I was really surprised…

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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 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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For the Halloween weekend I went up to Manchester with Terri to see our friend Alex who has recently moved there. We’d made plans to spend the day shopping in the city centre, and we then had a table booked for lunch, before we went on a night out dressed up for Halloween. The day mildly went to plan, although I didn’t get too much shopping done. But I’d never been to Manchester before (bit too far north for me) so it was great to see the city and mooch around a bit.. the place is huge! As much as…

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