Sunday, 3 January 2010

Afternoon Tea

On New Year's Day Wendy decided that we would all have proper afternoon tea.  Her Grandmother's cups which had never, to Wendy's knowledge, been used were taken out of the cupboard and used.   Wendy made sandwiches with the crusts cut off and we ate and drank our afternoon tea in the relaxed style in which it truly should be taken.  As I looked around the table the only thing that would have seemed slightly incongruous in the UK was the fact that everyone was barefoot.

Wendy made wonderfully light scones and we had butter (Wendy chooses the healthy option as a rule), jam,  cream and strawberries

Fraser decided to have a little extra and awarded himself the prize for the most innovative sandwich: banana in rice crackers.  Hmmm.


  1. Beautiful dishes. Wendy's scones look so all looks wonderful!! Mmmmmm....

    And barefoot? Well, that's the icing on the cake for me...comfortable, delightful, tasty and sweet :)

  2. What a terrific idea! And, of course, one must have at least one hairy legged man at one's afternoon tea! I think Wendy is better at scone making than I am and the tea set is lovely.

  3. Beautiful!!! I would have loved to have been there! It looks just picture perfect. ;^)
    ...and I think that you may have started a at high-tea.

  4. Strange, we had afternoon tea on New Years Day as well. I'd decided that given we probably wouldn't be up early we would skip lunch have afternoon tea and then a large(ish) dinner, which all worked well.

    I cheated a bit though by buying the cream-cakes from M&S! I did make the savoury half though -- mini rosemary scones with cream chese and parma ham.

    There was of course no chance of it being eaten out doors due to the cold wind and inch of snow on the ground.

  5. Just catching up with blogs - fascinating posts as ever. Glad the handbag survived OK and that you were also undamaged!

  6. Getting slightly envious... Especially about the barefoot part! We had -17 this morning!

  7. looks lovely. I had a very posh auntie who used to do this also. Might get her tea set out and do the same, a cuppa tastes so much better out of china cup....