I first came across this National day of celebrating the Cream Tea back in 2015. A perfect way to celebrate all things summery and delicious. (June 25 2021)
National Cream Tea Day June 26 2015
There seems to be a national day for anything these days and I’d love to know who decides on what and when, but as a cream tea aficionado how can I let this one pass without a mention?
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”
~ Henry James
And surely there is a no more perfect one than the cream tea – whether Devon style (with the jam on top) or the Cornish style (with the cream on top) what matters most is the freshness of the ingredients. Light melt-in-the-mouth scones, fruity fresh strawberry jam, and lashings of golden crusted clotted cream. Are you drooling yet?
The Waymarker, near Constantine, was named champion of the ‘Truly Cornish Clotted Cream Tea‘ in 2014 but I am doing my best to seek out decent rivals 🙂
Where and what is the best afternoon tea you have experienced? My most memorable is High Tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe – tiny crust-less sandwiches, Petit fours, scones, cakes and Earl Grey tea served on Stanley Terrace with spectacular views of the Victoria Falls bridge down the Batoka Gorge with the spray rising from The Falls.
This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.
Andrew of ‘Have Bag, Will Travel’ is running a weekly challenge all about photographs of washing lines. I knew I had a couple of rather lovely washing lines, but a look through my archives resulted in a few more. And this weekend whilst searching through photos for next month’s squares I came across another washing line in Cornwall.
Multi-coloured pegs in use here and I can’t help thinking that wall badly needs rendering. In fact it is very reminiscent of the Venice described by Andrew today!
Andrew of ‘Have Bag, Will Travel’ is running a weekly challenge all about photographs of washing lines. I knew I had a couple of rather lovely washing lines, but a look through my archives resulted in a few more. My final washing line comes from closer to home. This might please Andrew as the T-shirts are all pegged on one line and the jeans on the line behind. Not sure about the peg placement, though this is how I hang out my washing.
But a white-washed cottage with traditional sash windows and a picket fence might appease him.
This site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. The name Men-an-Tol means simply ‘holed stone’ and despite having been considered a significant and popular monument from a very early date, its true purpose remains a mystery.
It’s a mystery to me how anyone finds their way to these historic sites in Cornwall, as they are not particularly well sign-posted and often involve squeezing the car into a tiny lay-by, before scaling a stile or two and tramping along a muddy lane. Cornwall Tourist Board “could do better”.
One week left to join in with Becky’s (“A life of a 40 something”) March challenge of square photographs with the theme:
‘Squared Squares’ – think multiple squares and squares within squares
‘Squaring the Circle’ – the perfect post will be a circle within a square