Tag Archives: tea

Two days in Istanbul

10 Mar

The Blue Mosque

Istanbul was a revelation for me. It was by happy chance that we spent two and a half days there on route to our holiday in Germany and Switzerland with H’s family. After arriving at our hotel at 6:30am (6 hours too early to check-in), we suited up against the 1 degree chill, stashed our […]

Afternoon Tea with me

3 Nov

The Carrot Cake

One of my not-so-secret passions is tea. I blame/credit my mother for this as she has an entire cupboard dedicated to different kinds of tea (many being gifts from all over the world), and she has been known to quaff several pots in a row on a weekend as each family member drops in to […]

Queen of Tarts

17 Jun

Tea at Queen of Tarts

I feel as if I’m having to remind myself how to write again.   It’s been so long, not for lack of things to write about but because it turns out that moving house is such an all absorbing exercise that pretty much everything else has taken a holiday.  Now that we are finally settled into […]

Of Cucumber Sandwiches and Chocolate Éclairs

30 Jan

chocolate brownie

The ultimate in sophisticated indulgence must be Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson (in the heart of beautiful Cape Town for those not in the know).  My two bridesmaids and I went there this afternoon for a post wedding thank you treat and emerged two hours later feeling like ladies of leisure,  with a most […]