My youngest son and his fiancé treated me and her mum to afternoon tea at The Balmoral in Edinburgh. It's an old beautiful 5 star hotel in the heart of the city, more recently famous for where JK Rowling finished writing The Deathly Hallows. More details HERE. It was my retirement gift from them 😊 I must confess I've never had afternoon tea before. But it was such a gentle and relaxed few hours, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Someone was playing Christmas songs on a harp. It was all very civilised. We had a teeny cup of delicious pumpkin and vanilla soup to start. Then sandwiches and scones.
Then came the pastries! I couldn't eat all of mine as I was full so I brought 3 of them home in a posh doggy bag. They had a choice of 88 different teas. I chose a white jasmine. It was so delicate and delicious! We also had a glass of champagne!
Even though the weather was cold and snowy and Edinburgh was so busy it was worth forcing myself out of the house to be sociable! Here's a decent photo of me and my baby 💕