19 January 2015

Hello Monday, Hello New Year

Crickets chirping around here, I know!!  I'm planning to get back to posting more often, but it probably will not be very consistent. 

Hello Monday is where I share what we've been doing and greet the new week.

Hello Peter Pan statue.  I'm glad I finally got to visit you.

Hello Paddington Bear!  I wish the paddington trail could have stayed around a long time!

Hello Coca-Cola Christmas truck!

Completely cheesy (I'm officially a crazy person posting Christmas photos in January!), but fun to see this all lit up.  That was really our only family Christmas photo.

Hello beautiful December sunsets!!

I love this one I captured of my daughter and the sun through her hair.  You may have seen it if you follow on instagram.

We saw so many beautiful sunsets while Jerry's parents were here.

Hello Christmas pjs.  You are keeping my kiddos toasty warm at night.

Hello Southwest England.  We had such a fun packed time!

I'll be sharing more in upcoming posts about our time in The Cotswolds.

 Hello play dates, birthday parties and new colleagues!  

So many new things coming up in 2015.  I'll be sure to share more soon.

What are you saying hello to this week?

23 December 2014

Lancaster London Afternoon Tea

I can't resist a chance to have afternoon tea!  When in Rome, or England, in this case!
Then the added Christmas atmosphere and you've got one beautiful celebration of a Christmas tea!!

Once again, I made my way to London for another London Bloggers Tea.  This time at the Lancaster London overlooking Hyde Park with the amazing Chef Ben Purton. 

I tell you, Chef Ben did not hold back!  He is one hospitable chef!

The decor was simple yet so elegant.

A beautiful display of Novus tea and bubbly.

Some yummy goodness right there!

On the menu:

 Smoked salmon, cucumber, and egg & cress sandwiches along with wild mushroom, chicken tarragon tartletts and beef filled Yorkshire pudding.

My favorite part, the scones:

Plain, raisin and Christmas Pudding scones with Lancaster London's marmalade and homemade strawberry jam.  Don't forget the Cornish Clotted Cream!!  #letsgetsconed!


White chocolate raspberry lollipops, passionfruit & raspberry macaroon, caramel and hazelnut tranche, apple & honey cupcake and lemon fruit tart.

I was pretty full by this point.  But the white chocolate raspberry lollipops were calling my name!  Don't they look pretty?!  There was a little surprise on that first bite.  Pop rocks!!  That bright red ring around the center were pop rocks!  Absolutely loved that touch!

Such a lovely spot for tea, don't you think?

If you find yourself near Hyde Park, check out the Lancaster London.  Fabulous afternoon tea, and the rooms look amazing too!