With the kids back at school I really thought September would be the calm after the storm, how wrong a person can be.
As life was going to be at a slower pace, hubby and I arranged to take the full advantage of a birthday present that Mum gave me last year. “Afternoon Tea” at the Ritz. The Ritz is every bit as stunning as I was lead to believe, Every indulgence is afforded to the paying customer. The hotel is faultlessly kept and stunning to boot. The food was second to none and there was so much of it. We sipped a lovely glass of chilled Champaign while we waited for the food to arrive, 3 tier stand of yumminess; neatly cut oblong sandwiches, two mouthfuls and they were gone, no sooner did you feel like the sandwiches were disappearing than an impeccably dressed waiter appeared beside us with a large circular silver tray offering more, then came the warm fresh plain and fruit scones with side dishes of jam and clotted cream, and to finish a selection of mouth-watering cakes, to eat anymore would be total indulgence, so you can imagine our surprise when the waiter once again appear beside us offering, 3 more types of goodies, Sherry Trifle, Lemon Drizzle cake and my all-time favorite a Ritz Bakewell slice mmm all washed down with a pot or two of tea, 14 different flavours to choose from. I’m sure Hubby and I waddled out of there like two fatted Turkeys ready for Christmas. We certainly didn’t eat again until breakfast the following morning.
The following week I was back up to London to meet with the girlfriends for lunch
and then again twice last week, once to visit St Martin’s Theater and watch the Agatha Christie murder mystery “The Mousetrap” all I can say on that is “ The Butler did it” 😉 a little romantic treat from Hubby. We had seen The Mousetrap about 20 years ago, (on our second date). The theater itself is a masterpiece of Georgian architect, I managed to take a couple of cheeky photos of inside the theater before the usher tapped me on the shoulder to request that madam refrained from taking photo’s oops lol
The following day back up to London our Boo on a birthday treat with her Grandmother to see “The Lion King” Hubby and I took full advantage of spending time wondering the corridors of the National Portrait Gallery, viewing paintings of Henry VIII and his 6 wives, Anne Boleyn always being my favourite. Then moving on to Jane Austen, Elizabeth I our Royal family and the current exhibition by Jonathon Yeo depicting celebrates of the current day. Well worth a visit if you’re heading that way.
So as you can see, September was far from a quite month, I wonder what October will have to offer.