Monday, 21 September 2015

Afternoon Tea

This is where I went for afternoon tea yesterday!


The Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel!


It was a present to my Mum from my brother and myself for her 80th birthday but it has taken us all year to find a time when the five of us were free at the same as the Ritz could fit us in. Mum will be 81 on Wednesday! But it was worth the wait.


I thought it might feel a bit snobby or pretentious but not at all... it was just beautiful! The room, the flowers, the music, the china and the silver... all just beautiful. And the service was wonderful as might be expected!

We all had a super time and decided it was a pretty perfect way to while away a Sunday afternoon. Very civilised.


The sandwiches, scones and pastries weren't bad either! In fact we were so full up when they came round with the cake trolley none of us could manage anything else.


I think Mum enjoyed herself!  Look at her misbehaving at the grand piano... can't take her anywhere!


Afterwards we had a stroll in the sunshine in Green Park up to Buckingham Palace before heading home. All in all a wonderful weekend. And for me "Afternoon Tea at the Ritz"means I've ticked off another of my sixty by sixty! Two down... fifty eight to go!

25 comments:

  1. Happy this years Birthday to your Mum!!! Looks like a great tea and a great time! xx

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  2. tea at the Mount Nelson hotel ... isn't quite in the same class

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  3. Your Mum looks so youthful and after such a wonderful afternoon tea you'd hardly need to worry about dinner! Happy Birthday Gina's Mum, on Wednesday.

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  4. Oh that's fabulous! What a great thing to do.

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  5. So pleased that it matched up to your expectations - your Mum must have been delighted! x

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  6. Gina, please do pass along my best wishes for a Happy Birthday to your lovely Mom. It's grand to see the photograph of you all together.

    Tea at the Ritz was a great idea to celebrate that special occasion. I am so glad that the Ritz is keeping its standards up! Surely, there was room for just a tiny slice of cake?

    The photographs in this post really do show a marvelous afternoon, full of love. I do like your Mom at the piano. xo

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  7. What a perfect way to treat your Mum.

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  8. Gina - your own baking looks so very fabulous that it must be tricky to find somewhere that lives up to your high standards! Seriously, what a great idea. My Mum is a bit older than yours and a bit unsteady on her pins, but this could be a brilliant idea for her (if we can get her there!). Thanks.

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  9. Your mum has the same birthday as my oldest son. It looks like you had a wonderful time and such memories to treasure

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  10. What a fabulous idea to celebrate a special birthday! Happy Birthday Year to your mum and I hope that you got a special Ritz box to take the leftovers home in.

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  11. That does look lovely! Maybe you should do it every year? :-)

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  12. Happy Birthday to your mum. & for her 81st too. What a great way to celebrate.

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  13. What a great idea to take your mum to the Ritz. I associate the Ritz with glamour and fame, a very apt venue for you and your mum. You look vey alike! x

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  14. What a youthful 81 your Mum is! A wonderful way to celebrate all together. x

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  15. Happy birthday to your Mum, she looks amazing!!
    Glad you all had a lovely day.
    V x

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  16. Oh how fun Gina! You guys all look so spiffy! I think I would have had to smuggle a few of those cakes into my purse LOL!

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  17. What a wonderful gift, it all looks so perfect.

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  18. I don't like to make such a personal remark, but your lovely Mum looks Amazing for her age! What a wonderful treat. X

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  19. You missed the cakes?! Mind you, I bet it won't be long until some yummy cakes appear in your kitchen...in fact I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already. Glad you all had a good time. Mx

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  20. What a wonderful thing to do. You all look so classy dressed up to dine at the Ritz! Treasure these memories.

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  21. Happy Belated birthday to your lovely Mum!

    Afternoon tea at The Ritz looks delightful, and with loved ones, perfect.

    Could you take home a doggy bag?!

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  22. Looks fun! And I think at 81 your Mum is allowed to misbehave a little?!

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  23. What a lovely outing! your mum was enjoying herself, and she looks incredibly young for her age!

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  24. Happy Birthday to your Mum!! Love that shot of the two of you together, and you've probably heard a lot that you look very much alike. Your mum looks fantastic for 80 (81!), and looks like she enjoyed the outing immensely. What a special gift :)
    Wendy

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