Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Half term's been and gone....

............ and we had a lovely time.

I hosted a birthday afternoon tea for a friend who was visiting from Cornwall. It was so wonderful to see her and her two children and get our little group of friends together. The tea was yummy too. Did you spot my little collection of vintage teacups? And my cakestand, made with thrifted china? Am particularly proud of it because I've wanted one like it for ages, but couldn't justify the £40-ish I kept seeing them for. Mine cost the grand total of £3.25.

We are big fans of Lauren Child in this house so when we heard a production of Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play was coming to town Beautiful Girl and I had to go. I wasn't at all sure how they would manage to bring the irrepressible characters to life but they did, wonderfully. Keep a lookout for it coming to a theatre near you!


  1. That looks like a proper english summer tea-party :) Your cake stand looks great too :)

  2. I love your clever cake stand. Did you make it? I'm trying to work out what you used for the supports. I saw some very expensive ones in a shop near Borough Market.

  3. What a lovely looking tea-party!

  4. Everyone should have a cake stand, it should be the law!!