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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.

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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?!).

 

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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!!

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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…

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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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