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17 Jul, 2013

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Family time and The Ritz

This last weekend was so jam-packed it all went in a bit of a blur!

Friday afternoon saw my husband, parents, brother and I travel down to London to enjoy afternoon tea at the Ritz. I had been looking forward to this for so long and my parents who’ve been a few times were so excited about us joining them this time and it didn’t disappoint!

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I had heard a lot about the Ritz and knew it would be something special but nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty and opulence of the place itself. There was so much to take in (without being too over the top) and I could have spent hours taking a closer look at every little detail of the decor.

 

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The afternoon tea itself was unlike anything I’ve tasted before – 6 different varieties of sandwich all beautifully cut and presented on the bottom of  a solid silver cake stand, the middle tear was home to the most beautiful scones and the top tear was dedicated to little sweet pastries, cakes etc. I was in heaven and I think my growing bump approved too! 

 

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I couldn’t resist taking a few photos from our table (apologies for the poor quality snaps – the light wasn’t great for my iPhone) – the ceilings were breathtaking and I loved all the vintage china and solid silver teapots etc.

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There were so many paintings to admire – some of the most beautiful were in one of the lifts…

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… and at the base of the main staircase in the entrance.

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If you ever get chance to go I thoroughly recommend it – it will be a special memory of mine for a very long time.

After a wonderful evening at the Ritz, we spent the remainder of the weekend with my Dad’s Mum and Sister in Kent. It was lovely to see my Granny and my aunt laid on a beautiful BBQ and buffet at her house on the Sat for the whole family. It was lovely to catch up with relatives I’d not seen in years and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect either.

As if that wasn’t enough, on the Sunday, my parents and brother took part in the British 10k London run before we all headed home. It was a fab weekend but extremely tiring. 

What did you get up to over the weekend? Were you able to enjoy the heatwave the UK are experiencing or good weather where you are?

 

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