Tag: Afternoon Tea

Harrogate: Yorkshire

Turkish Baths Interior

Harrogate Yorkshire   Consistently voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK the spa town Harrogate in North Yorkshire certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a gloriously Georgian city full of striking architecture and packed with independent shops and restaurants. It has also been voted one of the most romantic cities in the world

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Girl dancing Sega

Mauritius An island of dreams   It might only be a tiny speck in the Indian Ocean but Mauritius is no lightweight when it comes to having fun. Lying between Africa and India with its nearest significant neighbour Madagascar some 2000 km away it is fair to say it has it’s own identity albeit made

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Glazebrook House Hotel – Devon

Bedroom Interior 1

Glazebrook House Hotel South Brent Devon TQ10 9JE Tel: 01364 73322   Between Exeter and Plymouth is a small village called South Brent on the A38. Off a smallish county lane you will find the entrance to Glazebrook House Hotel. The gate pillars are old and as you wind up the drive you haven’t got

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Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel – Madeira

Reid's exterior

Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel Funchal Madeira    As your car takes you through in the in out drive of The Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel you might be forgiven for thinking you had arrived at a large cliff top villa not a local legend with over 180 rooms. It is beautiful in an understated way, there

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Quex Park – Kent

Fruit Cider

Quex Park & Powell-Cotton Museum Birchington Kent CT7 0BH Tel:  01843 842168   There is something charming about a visit to Quex Park and House near Birchington in Kent. On the surface it appears to be a collection of over 600 stuffed animals gathered by one Victorian gentleman who liked collecting so much he built a

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The fine Art of Tea Tasting

Teas at Newby

The Fine Art of Tea Tasting   For the English tea is part of our psyche.  We have been drinking it since 17th century but the Chinese were using as a medicine long before that.  The tea plant or Camellia Sinensis to give its proper name is versatile and enjoys many climates.  The main producers

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Afternoon Tea at The Halkin

Cakes: Macaroons

Afternoon Tea   The Halkin by como Halkin Street London SW1X 7DJ TEL: 020 7333 1000     Nestling within the smart set and with Diplomatic Embassies for company in Halkin Street the eponymous Halkin by COMO it’s a new addition to the hotel world.  Even more impressive the fact that just after I had

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