Today I’d like to introduce you to Claire who is guest posting about her tea drinking in a crisis. It’s probably because I’m British, but I have an unwritten rule that no guest should make it more than a couple of steps into my house without being offered a cup of tea or coffee. Having visitors isn’t the only scenario that sends me straight to the kitchen to put the kettle on either. If I’ve got a morning of writing ahead of me, it can’t begin without a mug on the desk. If a friend receives bad news, I’ll offer… View Post

This week it is Afternoon Tea week.  I don’t really think I need an excuse to have afternoon tea but I thought it would be very rude not to help celebrate.  A few weeks ago when I came back from Scotland I went with a lovely friend of mine to Malmaison Hotel in The Mailbox in Birmingham for afternoon tea.  we had been wanting to go here for quite sometime and we were not disappointed one bit.The served was English Breakfast tea and was quite light in colour and had a delicate taste.  If I’m being honest I would have perhaps… View Post

I have a huge love of food.  Sometimes simply food like jam on toast and at other times I love food on the other end of the spectrum.  Whilst on my Scottish adventure I really wanted to see what Edinburgh had to offer and to try out some Scottish food.  As well as the Cannon Ball restaurant I also dined at Ondine and I also enjoyed two afternoon teas at Browns and The Balmoral Hotel.  Cannonball is situation by the entrance to Edinburgh Castle and is certain not to disappoint any foodie.  I went for a late lunch around 1.30 on… View Post

This afternoon tea was taken back in March before I was ill for my birthday.  It seems such a long time ago now but this afternoon tea was rather delicious and I really would love to go back and have another tea here at the Castle Hotel in Conwy. Firstly the tea, it was a lovely English breakfast tea which is my favourite.  The sandwiches were out of this world.  I had egg, roast beef and cheese.  The beef just melted in my mouth and the bread was so fresh and tasty.  The cheese which was accompanied by a lovely… View Post

Whilst on my Scottish adventure a few weeks ago, being a huge seafood fan I decided to see what Edinburgh had to offer.  I type seafood restaurants in Edinburgh in to google and was provided with a list of lovely seafood restaurants.  Only thing was I wanted a restaurant open on a Monday lunch time, sadly Monday lunch time seems to be a common time not to open.  After much searching I came across Ondine and read a few reviews which were rather positive.  I booked a table for Monday online and found the restaurant quite easily as it is… View Post