One was ver' posh on Saturday afternoon. A group of us visited Dunsley Hall near Kinver to partake in afternoon tea don't you know.
It was a stunning afternoon, with clear, brilliant blue skies and temperatures approaching 80 degrees. We decided, therefore, to eat inside for fear of the clotted cream melting on our scones and running down our arms. Cos that wouldn't be ver' posh at all really now would it?
We had a lovely time, ate lots, laughed lots and then partook of a long cool drink on the terrace in the sunshine.
The tea itself comprised an assortment of sandwiches, scones, jam and cream, fruit tartlets, and a small selection of cakes accompanied by endless tea and coffee. At £15.00 per head, it was a little extravagant, and yes you could have done it at home for a couple of quid per head - but by way of justification it was nice treat for one of our number's birthdays and so no-one minded too much.
A selection of photographs follows -
Yummy scones, jam, cream and lots of cups of (in my case) coffee!
Sarnies and fruit tarts - they looked like little faces with two blueberry eyes and strawberry mouths!
At the far end of the table were a selection of chocolate brownies and frangipan sponge squares
I adore sea holly but have never been very successful in growing my own!
I had to send my daughter on a photography mission as the steep steps down to the terraced area/lack of hand rail/dodgy knee/crooked back combo was an accident waiting to happen - she didn't do too badly though!
I loved this little fella!
|Can you see that little white gazebo tucked up in the corner? That's where we were sitting!|
|It was Pimms o'clock!|
The house itself is quite historic - check out their website at HERE to have a nosey around their lovely bedrooms and rooms.
Ooh! I nearly forgot - they have alpacas too - four of them which were lying on the patio outside the ladies loos in the sun!
|They'd all been shorn in time for the hot weather.|
This one's name is Gary, though - not Shorn. Cough.
See you soon!!