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Please excuse the cheesy title, but WOW, what a glorious summer it has been! First the Golden Jubilee celebrations and then the spectacle that was the 2012 Olympics. I can’t believe that summer is over. But over it is and now the nights are rolling in there seems no good excuse not to flex those bony fingers of mine over a keyboard once more and get blogging.
A couple weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of one of my dear friends with a tea party in her honour. Considering the rain has played as big a part in the British summer as the Olympics itself, we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of the sun in the sky.


Holdsworth House
was the perfect setting for our gathering and after drinks in the garden, were were taken to a private room where we were served with our quintessential English fare. Although I am a lover of all things kitsch and vintage, and am hosting my very own tea party myself next week (more about that in future posts) I have to admit I actually don’t like the taste of tea or cream* (I know – shocker, huh?!).



But fret not – I didn’t go hungry. After drinking my own body weight in coffee, I quickly polished off smoked salmon sandwiches, a chocolate muffin and  five

a few mini lemon meringue pies. Delicious!!



It was the perfect birthday treat for my most girly of girlfriends and the perfect send-off to what has been a great summer. If you’re interested in booking Afternoon Tea at Holdsworth House, then please click here.

Michelle x
ps. the only ‘downer’ to the whole afternoon was the strange picture in the corner of the room. It gave a weird slant to the party, I must say. I tried to look away, but my eyes kept being drawn to it. Bit of a buzzkill to be honest, see for yourself…


Anyhoo, Happy Birthday Lucy – I hope you enjoyed your day!!
(I know, you can’t stop looking at that painting, right?)


Bye for now


Michelle x


* don’t judge me, I have tried to like tea, honest.

One thought to “summer lovin’”

  • Holdsworth House

    Clean plates that’s what we like to see! As for the painting there are plenty more ‘strange’ ones dotted around our historic hotel and they seem to be a talking point which many say add to the character. Great blog post, and thanks for the mention.


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