Finally, both girls are finished with school for the summer. And I no longer have children of primary school age. Emily established a family tradition - albeit a short lived one since there is just the two of them - as she got the same cup that Helen got last year, the Art and Creative Design Cup. And she emerged at the end of her final day of primary school with her shirt suitably covered in grafity, as is tradition when you change schools here. It is the end of an era.
The very next day I needed to return to London, so off the three of us went so I could take care of some business that I tried and failed to get an appointment for while I was actually in London. No complaining though, as it allowed me and the girls to pop into the V&A for a little while where I pressed my nose up against the display glass to see the tiniest of tiny stitches in the some of the dresses.
Business was then sorted and we went off to meet Marg, Emma and Shevvy. Shevvy took us to the loveliest hotel where they did an amazing afternoon tea. We got our own area on the outdoor deck and sat there for hours talking and eating. It was a fine way to spend a sunny afternoon in London. The food you see below is just the tip of the iceberg really, as one whole tiered plate stand is missing and the scones had not appeared yet either.
My girls were completely taken by the concept, bandied about the word 'posh' a lot and liked that there was a doorman to let them in and out of the hotel.
So there has been a lot going on round here, just not things of the sewing variety. But do not despair. A package popped through the post box for me yesterday. My Briar Rose yardage so that I can finish my HR Fan Club quilt. All I need now is some wadding. Almost there!
Glad London wasn't on work and stress. Which hotel was that? and I can't wait to see your HR quilt finished. I may have some briar rose on order myself ;-)ReplyDelete
Ohhh what a fun tea! Congratulations to Emily and I hope both girls have a great summer holiday! Looking forward to seeing your HR quilt done :)ReplyDelete
I still think you should have gone for the egg mayo sarnies ;o)ReplyDelete
Ah the gingerbread man we got emotionally attached to. Before you took his head off!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful start to the holidays! JxoReplyDelete
that tea looks amazing! Where was it? I may have to go there IMMEDIATELY!ReplyDelete
I wish I would have had more time in London. It has become my new fav city. The tea looks so goodReplyDelete
What a great way to start the holidays!ReplyDelete
yay for the arrival of the Briar Rose yardage! And enjoy the summer, it should be fun :o)ReplyDelete
Afternoon tea looks fab! Love the little crowns on the cakes! Looking forward to seeing the HR quilt :o)ReplyDelete
I'm packing my bags right now and you can take me out for 'posh' afternoon tea as it looks delicious! Enjoy you holiday.ReplyDelete
That looks like a splendid afternoon tea and what a way to start the school hols. Make sure that your girls don't get too used to the doorman! Di xReplyDelete
I do so love a good afternoon tea ...very posh and relaxing!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, after tea - I'll be doing some of that soon...eeep! Looks like a great week...envious of the tea, and I remember the graffiti shirt! Can't wait to see the HR quilt :)ReplyDelete
What a grown up start to the summer hols! Sounds like a great day out. Enjoy the hols!ReplyDelete
Hooray for summer holidays! sounds like a marvelous way to start things off!ReplyDelete
Shall have to find out from Shevvy where you went - looks marvellous!ReplyDelete
Don't forget we need to make a date too!
Congrats to the Primary School grad!
Looks like I missed a great luncheon! Have fun completing your HR quilt - yippee!ReplyDelete
All rather good and jealousy-enducing!ReplyDelete
I hope you have some good weather left for your holidays. I didn't realise the school year ended so late in the UK. The Americans have been on holiday since mid June! We get 6 week summer school holiday in Australia. How many weeks do you guys get? No more primary kids! I dread the thought. My youngest will begin school next year. It's sad it goes so fast. Congratulations to Emily on her award!ReplyDelete
The afternoon tea looks delicious but the gingerbread man looks rather worried - were you licking your lips when you looked at him?!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Emily!