Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Afternoon Tea at Browns Hotel

Indulging in afternoon tea and meeting lots of fabulous new people are definitely key ingredients to the perfect Sunday afternoon, of which I had a few days ago!

Kelly from aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes orgainisined a get together for the regular bloggers of Travel Link Up
Destination: Browns Hotel in Mayfair
Agenda: Eat, drink and chat away!!

On arrival we were led to our own private room in the hotel, the stunning Roosevelt Room and instantly handed a glass of Ruinart champagne (who could resist!) 

The Roosevelt Room
Slowly sipping bubbles (I'd had a slightly heavy Saturday night) I got chatting to some really interesting bloggers, finding lots out about them and of course their blogs! Once we sat down our own personal wait staff (who were wonderful I might add) brought out the afternoon tea stands and with a rather rumbling tummy, I couldn't wait to get stuck in! First up was the selection of finger sandwiches, the traditional salmon, egg and cress and my favourite of the day- cucumber with cream cheese and a hint of mint! Even better still, the sandwiches were replenished a number of times during our sitting!

Satisfying sandwiches

Following on from the sandwiches was the sweets, which nearly looked too good to eat... I said nearly! They consisted of  a batten-burg, carrot cake, a delicious chocolate and pistachio tart and a delicate but tangy lemon macaroon! Once again, the trays of sweets just kept coming!

Such pretty sweets
Personalised Browns touch
Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones!  Served alongside a traditional English Breakfast blend, I opted for a fruit scone and piled it high with fresh clotted cream and chunky, home-made strawberry jam!

Not only was the afternoon filled with delicious food and plenty of champagne, it was also filled with great company and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many great bloggers! Many thanks to Kelly for orgainising such a splendid day! Already looking forward to the next one...

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Favourite Travel Photos

Today I found myself reminiscing about some of the trips I have taken over the years (a result of the January blues) and armed with a pot of tea and my laptop I spent a good couple of hours sorting through and organising my travel photos!
On a number of blogs I have seen people share their favourite travel photos so I thought I'd put my organising to good blogging use and share some favourites of my own!
Some of the photos date way back to 2008 and although the quality of the pictures are not the best, they hold some very poignant memories for me!
"Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late." - Henri Cartier Bresson
Sunset over Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Fraser Island from the air, Queensland, Australia
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Sunset, Ko Tao, Thailand

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Metro, Prague
Sunset, Palma Mallorca
Food Markets, Barcelona
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Bye Bye January blues...