If you ever visit England you MUST have a Cream Tea...It's a lovely fresh scone, strawberry jam, butter, and clotted cream. It is by far one of the most special treats one can have. Of course you would have it with a lovely cup of tea in a quaint tea room.
No trip to England is complete without visiting a historic pub for a meal and a drink.
My very handsome almost 91 year old Grandad, never fails to take me to a wonderfully historic pub.
I was doing some WWII research while I was there (more to come in another post). This is a weeks worth of rations for one person during and for several years after the war.
Every time you stop for afternoon tea you get a lovely sweet like this.
Or like this flapjack.
But as you can see, what I had was another scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
And a lovely cup of tea.
When I was a little girl you got fish and chips wrapped up in newsprint. Times have changed. They now come in these very nice boxes.
It was unseasonably warm while I was in England, so once we got out fish and chips we walked to the boardwalk and sat on benches and ate our dinner by the sea. It was fantastic!
The food was a bit fancier in London. I can't remember who had bangers and mash, but it was quite pretty. Someone started eating before I got to their plate, so no picture of that one.
This was to be my dinner. A Smoked Salmon sandwich, salad and chips. To my surprise, the smoked salmon was RAW! I pulled out all the slimy salmon and ate the cheese and bread with my salad and chips.
We went to Buckingham Palace. It was awesome! You'll be so jealous when I tell you who's wedding dress I got to see. After our tour, we went into the garden to have a little something and a cup of tea. I had a piece of this very special type of cake. It is the Digestive Biscuit Chocolate Cake that was served at Kate and Williams wedding. (They had two cakes.) It was DIVINE!
The last night we were in London, I was exhausted, so I stayed in and ordered room service. I have to say this was the best mushroom and onion pizza I have ever eaten!
Many of you may of heard of Sticky Toffee Pudding. I'll warn you about it: They will never serve you a big enough piece...(SOOOO good)
On the train you can walk down to a little cafe to get something hot to eat or drink. Someone does walk around with snacks and drinks, but if you go to the cafe they will cook you something.
I had a lovely cheese and tomato toasty. (MMMMM)
These two people mean the world to me. They have been married for over 71 years this year (1941-2011) and they are still in love.I've never seen anything so beautiful!
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