It’s National Afternoon Tea Week 2015 and so I’ve decided to celebrate…
Every day I will be plotting a mini afternoon tea adventure, so keep an eye on my blog, as well as my social media channels listed below to see a combination of varied adventures across all channels – note, not everything will feature everywhere, all of the time, so it’s a GREAT excuse to have you following “Miss Sue Flay” everywhere on the world wide web this week onwards!
Today, Monday 10th August 2015, saw me taking my younger sister to the home of afternoon tea, Woburn Abbey, for a fantastic tour of the Abbey and a chat with Victoria Poulton, one of the curators there.
I’m no stranger to Woburn Abbey or The Blue Drawing Room here within this stunning home, you can see more here on my last visit with BBC’s “Escape To The Country” for some afternoon tea geekery a few years back – it was great fun to return at a more leisurely pace this time around for sure.
We chatted about the Duchess of Bedford and the possibilities around her being the fashionista behind the popularity of afternoon tea – it’s an interesting story and one I feel deserves a lone blog feature another day…
There are restrictions on taking photos within the house, which is a real shame, as we saw so many beautiful heirlooms, paintings and the famous “Blue Drawing Room” amongst other historic wonders – they are even home to “The Last Supper” painting here which is just beautiful to see up so close and personal – we had a superb day.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the team at Woburn Abbey and for the stunning afternoon tea to sample at The Woburn Hotel within the village itself, such a picturesque location, well worth a visit for a civilised day out. Go and try their afternoon tea, you’ve just got to see this to see for yourself….
Until the next outing, happy National Afternoon Tea Week – you can read more about this week long event here.
What are you plotting for National Afternoon Tea Week yourself?
Have you visited Woburn Abbey for afternoon tea geekery yourself?
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