I got this lovely book for my birthday. Well, sort of. A friend lent it to me and I refused to give it back, so it became a birthday present. And then we used it to plan the second annual tea potter. (The first annual Tea Potter can be found here...)
So what's a tea potter? Think a pub crawl then take out the beer and pubs and add in tea and cake. Sorted. All you need are some good tea-and-cake venues (see the book above), some friends (see below) and an almost unquenchable hunger and thirst.
The aforementioned friends.
The aforementioned cake. In this case, warm gooey banana bread. Recommended :D
I muddled work friends, Guiding friends and uni friends altogether. Social experiment success!!!
Observe the classy Britishness of tea drinking. Actually, vanilla chai in this instance.
The requisite posing of the book in the tea shop it describes.
Work friend is at pains to point out that she is not, in fact, friends with me, but simply came for the cake. I am, as always, oblivious.
And then I discovered a mirror in which I could take my own picture.
And finally we fetched up at a little tea shop in Soho where I ordered six cakes at random and we operated a mad-hatter style rotation system, except the cake moved around instead of the guests.
In sharing this, I immediately think of umpteen (give or take) stories I want to tell about the day. Which is fine because I took unnecessary quantities of photos and fully intend to make unnecessary quantities of scrapbook pages. Plus one of my new ambitions is to visit every place in the book, so expect upcoming reviews.
And so now I am 25. Crazy times :D
P.S. Roll on the third annual tea potter! Spread the word!