I’m sure a lot of other expats can relate, when it comes to buying treats and gifts for friends and family back in the UK, it can be a bit of a nightmare. In my experience postage from the US to England was RIDICULOUS. If you didn’t get stung by postage, you then had to contend with import taxes. One way to get around this problem was to find British companies that would accept overseas payments, yet ship directly to addresses in the UK. Piglets Pantry bakery can do exactly this! So if you feel like treating loved ones that you’re separated from, to an afternoon tea delivery, this may be a great option for you!Continue reading “Piglets Pantry Review | Cakes and Afternoon Tea Delivery in the UK (Expat Friendly)”
A typical British thing to do is to go out for Afternoon Tea! I’ve been a fan of the smaller ‘Cream Tea’ version for as long as I can remember, thanks to my caravan holidays in Devon and Cornwall where they are extremely popular (St Agnes, Cornwall I’m looking at you with your GIANT scones)! As an Essex girl (not in the TOWIE sense) born and raised, with a Facebook friend list with lots of fellow Essex locals, I called on them for their favourite places to go for Afternoon Tea in Essex!Continue reading “18 Places To Go For The Best Afternoon Tea In Essex, UK!”
When I moved to America I thought I’d never get to have a British cream tea ever again. Then Dubuque decided to throw out one better, a FULL English Afternoon Tea experience at the Inspire Cafe in the historic Millwork District! The Afternoon Tea tradition dates back to the 1800s. They usually include: a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, cake and scones (cream teas are smaller and only have scones and tea). When my American family came over for our wedding in the UK, we took them to a tea room for an English Cream Tea and we even served it at our wedding reception!