I do get invited to some lovely events. The downside to this is the travel cost involved. My senior rail card ( Leeds to London) has certainly taken a battering these last few years, but the upside to this are the reward points that I earn on East Coast Rail Travel, which has given me and my best friend, 2 First Class return tickets to London when we visit the Chelsea Flower Show in May. Big smiles.
But hey ho. Sometimes, depending on the invitation, it’s worth the travel. This one came via Nudge PR. I love a good afternoon tea and this was different from the usual Afternoon Tea of scones with jam and cream. This had scones with Salted Caramel Sauce and Clotted Cream. Drool over the pictures and for those of you looking for something different to try in your menu, take a look at Paul’s. Don’t be put off by the thoughts of Cucumber and Chocolate Sandwiches, Paul had the balance just right IMO.
Paul A. Young Afternoon Tea Launches 4th April at The Park Room, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London
I bumped in to some lovely people for a good old natter and ‘Chin Wag’ as one person put it on Twitter. One of the really nice things about going to these events are the people I meet and the contacts I make. Networking as it’s called.
Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. I attended at the invitation of NudgePR. With no obligation to write a review. All words are my own.
Grosvenor Hotel entrance
Salted Caramel Scones with Clotted Cream
Middle plate has Cucumber and Chocolate finger sandwiches
Scones, Salted Caramel Sauce and Clotted Cream
Paul A. Young Master Chocolatier
Social media is a wonderful thing. Take for instance the tweet I saw a few weeks ago where Diane Wong ~ Blogger of A Tale Of Two Sittings was looking for someone to accompany her to Dulcie Butterfly Tea Room and Vintage shop in Swillington to do a review. So I tweeted back and the following week we sat down to a very nice table of vintage crockery, with a delicious serving of freshly brewed Yorkshire Tea ( my favourite brew) , fresh sandwiches and home made cakes made by one of Dulcie’s friends.
Swillington is just up the road from me and Dulcie Butterfly is situated right in the heart of the residential area with parking outside. I arrived ahead of Diane where I was met with a very warm welcome from Dulcie our lovely hostess.
I was not alone, there were other customers enjoying a pot of tea and cake. Diane and I had a special table reserved in the corner from there we could see all the Vintage items on sale in Duclie’s tea room. Many were items brought from her trips across Europe, especially France. In fact the following day, Dulcie was traveling to Vevey Switzerland followed by Milan the next week, to find more Vintage goodies to add to her collection.
Diane and I spent nearly 2 hours talking about blogging and food. It’s always nice to speak to people about Food, for some reason I hate the word Foodie, it sounds pretentious, which I hope I am not. I like food and I like talking about it.
Diane and I passed on lots of hints and tips to each other, and vowed to keep in touch.
As for Duclie Butterfly. It’s a place I will definitely go again. Even if it’s for a just a pot of tea and a brows around her shop for something Vintage for my house. Her laughter is infectious so if you need cheering up with a pot of tea head to Dulcie Butterfly.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Dulcie Butterfly for this complementary Afternoon Tea and Diane for allowing me to accompany her. All words and opinion are my own.
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