Thursday, 22 July 2010

Helen's Garden Party

I know that I promised not to mention china...

or flowers...

or cake...

(particularly not chocolate cake...)

but I was invited to tea
in a very pretty garden,
filled with lavender and agapanthus

by Helen, a lovely friend
that I have known
since before MasterM was born.

What could I do?

Especially as it was all in aid of
The Alzheimers Society

I only wish that I had taken more photographs.

Hungry now?

21 comments:

  1. Well, you could just have forgotten that you promised that under the circumstances - I think that is what you did. Lovely photos.

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  2. AAAAAAlliccce! You KNOW I am anticipating tea on Sunday, the second real tea of my 58 year old life. Did you have to raise the barr just now? ;~) Hope you had some of each!

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  3. An afternoon tea done as perfectly as only the English know how ..

    my mouth is completely watering..

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  4. Oh it all looks perfect. Does it make me a bit sad though, that I'm most excited about the agapanthus? Oh, and maybe the teacups. Oh, who am I kidding, I want a scone now. For breakfast.

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  5. Great cause - and some thing just have to be done :o) Cakes look gorgeous but not for me - I can be strong - stop your tempting!

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  6. Yes but I know what I'm having for tea now. Cucumber sandwiches.

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  7. But with such beautiful china, flowers and cake it would have been silly not to have broken yourpromise.

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  8. Hungry for more china photos!

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  9. some promises are meant to be broken.
    it looks truly amazing x

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  10. Only English know how to do a tea party.
    So inviting and polished.

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  11. hello Alice,
    i would have not taken any photos but been busy drinking tea and eating cakes!
    wishing you a happy Summer,
    warmest wishes
    ginny x

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  12. Gosh, what a lovely spread. Almost too good to eat - well, I did say almost. Such a good cause, too.

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  13. I'll have some of that first cake, please. Tea with milk and sugar.
    (Which is what your posts are like! Tea, with milk and sugar! Warm and inviting!)

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  14. Mark would like a pink one please. And why don't I ever make cucumber sandwiches?

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  15. Are those strawberries on top of strawberry scones? The decadence and deliciousness!

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  16. I love the little flower on the cake. Touches like that melt my heart.

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  17. Now I want cake too! One of each if I'm honest...

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  18. What gorgeous photos! Almost as tasty as the tea and cakes! It was a perfect English afternoon - eat your heart out, Sydney! Or maybe I should re-phrase that, I think that's what I did on the chokki cake...

    Thank you Helen. Please do more!

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  19. You are forgiven...and encouraged.

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  20. Oh yes--and it's only just breakfast time! K x

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  21. The photos were more and more luscious, and at the final one I involuntarily called out 'Dolly Mixtures!' - thanks for such a lovely little journey :)

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