25/04/2011

Afternoon Tea - Somerset style!

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that this year has and will be 'the' year for afternoon teas for me- I've had a lovely Tea at The Ritz for a Christmas pressie, tea at Betty's Tea Room in Harrogate when I did Tim Holtz's class - a very exciting invitation to -ahem- Buckingham Palace for one of the Queen's garden parties to accompany my Dad.(Which is creeping up quickly now -must sort a hat and outfit out !) ....but undoubtedly one of the prettiest places to have tea must be Periwinkle Cottage down in Selworthy,Somerset - oh and the cake what a huge portion !!! Bang goes my being good !! It was yum though - I took half of it back to the hotel and ate it in the evening ...

and this was the gift shop ...

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one of the prettiest gift shops I've ever been to.....
and these are some of the things we saw as we were travelling around and about...it made me feel extra good especially as we know that our ancestors right back to the 1700s all lived around and about here..

Exmoor Ponies


                                           Lorna Doone church....and Lorna Doone Farm.....

Yours Truly at Porlock Weir

and Grandad at Porlock Weir ...

Blimey,I've got a bit carried away with photos again. I really enjoyed my time there and it made it so much better seeing it in the lovely sunshine- no doubt if it had been raining it wouldn't have seemed so magical!
Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday - who's looking forward to the Royal Wedding ? I am !

22 comments:

furrypig said...

it all looks so lovely, I am enjoying seeing your pics xxx

Karen said...

Ohhh what a beautiful place to visit. Love all your photos. Looking forward to Royal Wedding Day but for a different reason. I think I will be scrapping with the other Karen at her house and not watching much tv!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh what beautiful photos of a lovely outting! I'm smiling because you used the word "blimey" - not something I hear on my corner of the planet. ;o) And we are looking forward to the Royal Wedding as well. Carrie says she's going to get up in the middle of the night to watch it live. I'll wait until sunrise and watch the recorded version. xo

debs14 said...

Lovely photos, you are certainly becoming the expert at afternoon tea!
I will definitely be watching the wedding, not the whole lead up to it but want to see her when she arrives for the ceremony, can't wait to see the dress.

scrappyjacky said...

It looks so lovely,Denise...we're off to Somerset for the first time later this year....so your posts have certainly made me look forward to it even more.
Will be watching some of the wedding.

Ann S. said...

Never been to Somerset - but those photos make me want to visit! Will definitely be watching the Royal Wedding and will be hanging out some bunting at the front of our house.Anyone going to a street party?

S said...

Oh how wonderful. And please do get carried away with the pictures - often, please. Can't wait for the next installment in the year of the tea.

jordiegirl said...

The photos are lovely, the post wouldn't be the same without them. Keep them coming. Looks a great place for afternoon tea.

Lynn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Lovely photos - looks like you had a great day. I love an afternoon tea - we had one today at a local church which does make exceedingly good cakes!

Nicole said...

I love all the pictures! Keep them coming! I hate to sound so stupid but..since I've started bloggin and talking to more people from your neck of the woods..I'm curious about "tea time"...Yes I'm a country bumpkin,shut in from the world!! lol..is tea time your meals? like lunch and dinner? or is it just drinking tea???

Scrappi Sandi said...

Gorgeous photo's...& that cake looks scrumptious!! I doubt you'll get a slice that size at Buck House!!!! :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oh gosh, I would looove to visit there! And I will definitely be watching the Royal Wedding! I can't wait!!!

PS: Will you please email me? I have a favor to ask! :) rosalindrevival@hotmail.com

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love tea, and that cake looks totally yummy.
Rinda

Julie Ann Shahin said...

How fabulous!!!! What amazing adventures!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. I'm sure it must have been a thrill. xoxo

Craftyangel said...

what a beautiful place to have tea.

We are having a royal wedding bbq, hope the weather stays bright and dare i say it......dry, I'm struggling a bit to get bunting, think i left it a wee bit late. may have to get my crafty head on and make some.

Thankyou for visiting my blog.

Angie

Gem's Crafts said...

What a pretty little cottage, it looks like it was a fun day out :) I'm looking forward to see the dress that Kate wears (and what posh spice wears too!)

scrapchick said...

Looks so quaint! How fun! I'm sure I will be watching the Royal Wedding (very early) here in the States! I remember watching his parent's wedding while traveling through Canada as a child, we stopped for the day so we could see it. Doesn't seem THAT long ago! lol

Louise said...

Hiya, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment...i thought i'd pop across and do the same.

Beautiful photos and a great place to have tea. We're having a cream tea with friends for the royal wedding!

Miss Smith said...

LOVE afternoon tea, it's the best. That's looks like a fab slice of cake *envy* Looking forward to hearing about the extremely posh tea yet to come!

Ade said...

Your photos have me pining for a vacation. Everything is so lush and green. It's still so brown and grey here. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Lisa-Jane said...

There's just not enough afternoon tea int he world is there? Nothing can't be cheered by a good cuppa. Thank you for your comments on my blog - I see you are a fan of RWB too and yes I am looking forward to Friday. My son is nearly 5 and we're heaqding to his friends house with a few other school friends so all the children and adults can watch together and they can run off and play if they want. I suspect there will be a lot of tea too ;-)

Sandie said...

Love the photos, Deb. I was in the same area over Easter - how funny if I had bumped into you!!