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    How to Make the Most of The British Ritual of Afternoon Tea

    August 12, 2019 admin

    I don’t know about you but I’m always ready for a cup of tea.  Tea seems to fuel me whenever I need a pick me  up.  I, along with most Brits, put so much faith in to believing a lot can be solved by a cup of tea, after all we drink more than 165 million cups of it each year.  Who hasn’t had a cup of tea that is soothing or sits down to enjoy tea and cake? There…

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  • vintage cake stand


    June 2, 2017 admin

    I’m giving you the chance to win a handmade vintage cake stand!  Summer has arrived early.  I can tell you I am over the moon.  It’s a challenge getting up on the dark mornings, so when it’s the sun streaming through the curtains that wakens me, I’m truly delighted!   Summer also means the opportunity to spend time in the garden.  Sitting back and relaxing is great.  While drinking a cocktail isn’t compulsory, it certainly helps!  You can read my…

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  • Christmas Decorating Inspiration

    November 15, 2016 admin

    It’s nearly time for the annual cheer and festivities of Christmas.  I really want to do something special with my table setting and home decorations this year so thought I would share some inspirational pictures with you. I’m not that imaginative when it comes to decorating so having something to look at like these pictures is an excellent way of being able to have Christmas decorations you can be proud of.   This first picture is a lovely table display…

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    August 24, 2016 admin

    Below I tell you how in 4 simple steps you can make vintage pineapple upside down cake.   I am just so excited that the Great British Bake Off 2016 is finally here.  The programme gives me so many great memories such as Brendan from Series 3 and his baking that just looked like something out of the 1950s. What about Howard when Deborah accidentally used his Crème Anglaise?  Who could forget “bingate” when Iain dumped his Baked Alaska?  And…

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  • It’s Afternoon Tea Week – Here’s my favourite vintage tea sets and cake stands

    August 11, 2016 admin

    I am so very happy it is Afternoon Tea Week!  I just adore all things vintage as you know but I also adore vintage tea cups and vintage cake stands.  So having the opportunity to show off my favourites on the week that is Afternoon Tea Week is just perfect. When I am having friends over I like to be a bit more creative with Afternoon Tea, I love bringing out a selection of different tea cups and saucers ranging…

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