I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon wandering around the Imperial War Museum. There was an inspiring exhibition 'Ministry of Food' looking back at rationing in the war. Loved it! The caff was fab, very busy , but packed to the rafters with the war time food offerings. I treated myself to a chocolate and beetroot brownie and a cup of tea. Delish!
Another couple came to stay Valentine's weekend and this was our breakfast!! The Lady Baltimore cake was amazing, a soft sponge filled witha layers of dried figs and nuts and a meringue like icing. The cupcakes were from my favourite bakery - Anderson's on Hoxton Street.
Pheasant glass from Past Caring, it's the exact same as M's granny's glass (which I accidently broke one day), Foxy egg cup from gift shop onShoreditch High St (forgot name ) bowls from markets in Thailand and Mexico., Babuska measuring cup fom Fremantle Market, Western Australia
I love The Easton in Clerkenwell, their Sunday roasts are the best ever. I can also never resist their delicious bread and butter pudding. Adding to the experience is the very very cute bowl the pudding is presented in. A- maz- ing!
The Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan St, Glasgow. http://www.willowtearooms.co.uk/
We wandered around Glasgow tired and weary and stubbled across these tea rooms, which were on my 'things to do' list for the city.
There was a short wait to be seated, and we swiftly ordered tea and cheese sarnies. I adored the high backed wooden chairs and the stained glass windows. The staff were not the friendliest but maybe they'd had enough tourists.
I've become a big fan of Charles Rennie and his dandyish ways. I'm now on a mission to visit more of his buildings.
One gloomy Saturday became a cheery affair at The Book Club Shoreditch. The basement was filled with ladies stitching, nibbling FREE cupcakes and popcorn, listening to cool music like Dolly Parton and sipping divine cocktails. I enjoyed a 'Rose Garden' - the most perfect cocktail ever: gin, elderflower, rosewater and champagne- all my favourite drinks in one glass.