The fifth post in a series, January Dreaming. Click for the series, and see the end of the post for the backstory.
In the dead of winter, it’s nice to dream of warmer good times. On this overcast January afternoon, I’m sipping some Earl Grey tea and reminiscing about the time The Grill-Meister and I enjoyed a traditional English tea at Kensington Palace in late summer.
Let me tell you, Old Bean, this lifelong anglophile and foodie from Southeast Texas was in high cotton that day! Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!
Check out those desserts!
After this scrumptious afternoon feast, a walk in the garden is not only pleasant, it’s required! It is so lovely there.
I’ve been to London quite a few times since this summer vacation with the Grill-Meister in 2010, but haven’t gone back to have tea at Kensington Palace. Somehow, it just doesn’t seem right to go without him. If he doesn’t come with me soon, though, I might just have to!
8 thoughts on “January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens”
Nice portrait of you. 🙂 What we are you coming for Jazzfest?
Thanks, I take a good pic about once every five years and make sure it gets around!! 🙂 I think we are at Jazz Fest for weekend #1 because I have to be at a conference in HOU until about 4 pm on Friday on the second weekend.
Oh well. We’d hoped to hang out with you guys. But, we are working in a far away place until Sunday of the first week.
Impossible to chose from among those delicious desserts. One of each, please. 🙂
Yes, that’s what I’m talking about!
I had to settle for high tea at Browns, lacking an invitation to the palace!
LOL about my “invitation to the palace”. Me and probably about a million other people per year. And OMG, Brown’s! I had a glass of champagne at the Dorchester on my 40th birthday (I was on a business trip) but haven’t made it to Brown’s yet. It’s on my bucket list. Was it delightful? Did you take pictures? I’ve never had a guest blogger but the invitation is open. 🙂
This is so much fun. Lucky you!