Thursday, 15 October 2015

It's been a while!

I've more than slightly neglected this blog over the last year or so, in fact my last entry was on 30th May 2014, so what have I been up to in that time?

Well at the start of May I started dating someone, this relationship soon turned serious and in November on our six month anniversary we got engaged. Then in June this year we got married. Around the same time that we started dating I bought a house so I spent a few months doing it up before moving into it in September. The last 18 months have been crazy but fun, getting to know someone new and starting a life together.

It has also given me the opportunity to do at least one of the things I listed in Londoner and Proud and that was to have a Posh afternoon tea. Both of us have a sweet tooth and afternoon tea has become something of a treat for us.

Most of our teas have been a cake or a scone and a cup of tea, there have however been a few special ones. Here is a taste of the three most memorable of them.

The first tea was at Sopwell House Hotel to celebrate our three month anniversary, it was a beautiful day so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the views, sun and obviously the yummy sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea.

Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House
Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House

The second and most memorable of the teas was at The Langham, it was here that we
got engaged. As we finished our lovely tea in the Palm Court, complete with a pianist, my now husband asked me to marry him. To celebrate my saying yes we finished off our tea with champagne.

Afternoon Tea at The Langham - Palm Court
Afternoon Tea at The Langham

The final of the three teas was at Aqua at The Shard. This was an impromptu tea during the week after our wedding. Rather than going away straight away we decided to continue our celebrations in London and this was a day for ticking items off my list! We had done a backstage tour at the National Theatre mid morning and as I had wanted to go to The Shard since it opened, I decided to phone to see if there was availability for tea, there was so we walked over there. Once again this was a three part tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes, I love though that one of the cakes was in the shape of the building we were in. You may have gathered by now that not only have I found a fondness for afternoon tea but that I love London and one of the defining features of this tea was the amazing views.

Have you had any special afternoon teas? Or do you have any recommendations as to where we should try next? If so I would love to hear all about them.

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