We were invited last week to sample the new panasian menu at Aluna in the Mailbox, Birmingham.  The restaurant is situated at the rear of the Mailbox right by the canal and is easily accessible through The Mailbox or a 5 minute walk along the canal from Broad Street.  We were hown to our table in the lusious decorated resturant side, The room is divided in to two with the resturant one side and a bar the other which serves a range of wines and amazing show stopping cocktails, imagine fire and smoke!  There is also and seating area with… View Post

The lovely people at Biscuiteers’ sent me a box of their fruit iced vanilla biscuits to try.  Biscuiteers are a London based company run by husband and wife team Harriet Hastings and Stevie Congdon.  Buscuiteers’ launched in Autumn of 2007 with their amazing mission staement: ‘Why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?’ Having tried this beautiful fruit basket of biscuits I really do agree with this mission staement although the odd bunch of flowers won’t go amiss every now and then. The fruit basket contained 16 iced vanilla biscuits which were carefully packaged in a keepsake metal tin.  The… View Post

I was looking on twitter when a link came up about National Days in September.  I was quite surprised to read that today, 3rd September is National Welsh Rarebit day.  Who even knew such a day existed?  I can’t think of anything more comforting on an autumn day than being wrapped up warm, feet up and tucking in to a plate of Welsh Rarebit and this easy to make recipe really is perfection on a plate! To make this super tasty treat you will need: Ingredients 225g of grated strong white cheese such as Cheddar or Cheshire cheese.1 tablespoon of… View Post

For me, having afternoon tea is more than just drinking cups of tea and eating some amazing food with friends.  Afternoon tea is also about the decadence of times gone by and what better way to experience afternoon tea than eating and drining from crockery made by the world famous Wedgwood.  If you want glam and pretty crockery afternoon tea at the World Of Wedgwood will not disappoint.  The teas are served daily in their Wedgwood Tea Room; an elegant room where you will be served a contemporary and indulgent interpretation of afternoon tee with unlimited Wedgwood tea or coffee… View Post

Last October I was lucky enough to be in London for a meeting near Kensington Gardens and decided to visit The Orangery at Kensington Palace for afternoon tea. It was a Chris but bright October day and I had a walk around the palace gardens first. The gardens are beautifully kept and even in October looked stunning with the perfect boarders and potted evergreens.  The Orangery overlooks the Sunken Garden which was planted in 1908 and is terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds. The vibrant colours and exotic planting provide a peaceful, yet stunning backdrop for the orangery’s classic afternoon… View Post

It seems like ages a go that I was last in Scotland in Perth eating this amazing afternoon tea at The Bothy with an old university friend who I used to live with.  Then I look back and realise it was ages ago as it was last September.  Even though part of my brain thinks it was just last week when I remember the reminising we did about our uni days.  It’s always such fun spending time with old friends and having a good old catch up. We were shown to our table and out tea order was taken.  There… View Post

Last week I wrote about our trip to Llandudno that we had taken a while back. We had four days away in North Wales and made the most of things. We actually stayed in Conwy, in a lovely hotel I have stayed at three times now.  All the rooms are decorated in their own indivual style and the beds are huge! We had gone to Llandudno to eat o our first evening at The Cottage Loaf and had gone back to Llandudno the following day to have a walk around and afternoon tea.  We also went up to the top… View Post