A couple of weekends ago, a very good friend and I visited Biscuiteers in Notting Hill for afternoon tea. We had been talking about doing something special, and this seemed the ideal treat – well I do love cake!
Afternoon tea has to be booked in advance, I booked by email and got a prompt reply confirming the booking. They also sent me a reminder of the booking a day or two before – which was a useful reminder!
The Biscuiteers shop is smaller than I’d imagined, and the cafe is at the back of the shop. It’s lovely as you can see the shop, but are tucked away from the hustle and bustle!
The afternoon tea arrived includes Scones with jam and cream, a selection of mini cakes and of course a couple of famous Biscuiteers biscuits!
I have to say I struggle to pick a favourite, there’s a real selection of flavours! There was a mini cheese cake which I thought was heavenly, and also this mini lemon meringue pie featured below was a firm favourite!
We struggled to finish eating all the cakes, but the staff were fabulous at wrapping the cakes up for us to take away! The Biscuiteers Afternoon Tea costs £30 each, which I think was relatively good value for an extra special tea. It is a lovely experience and I really enjoyed visiting, it’s the perfect venue for tea with a friend!
Did you know you can get prescription goggles and dive masks from Boots Opticians? I was excited to get the opportunity to try out a dive mask made with my prescription. It was a simple process, pop in to my local Boots Opticians to have an eye health check, and let the lovely staff help me order the dive mask I needed. Simple!
And what’s the best way to try out a dive mask? Snorkelling with the sharks at London Aquarium of course!
The Fat Controller reading a story at St Evelina Children’s Hospital.
Last weekend we ventured to Hamleys in Regents Street, London, to say hello to the Fat Controller! The Fat Controller was visiting to spread the word about the epic journey Thomas and Friends are undertaking this Christmas to spread cheer to children in hospital across the UK and Ireland. Thomas the Tank engine was originally written by Reverend W. Awdry who created Thomas to entertain his sick son, and as such the idea of bringing a little festive cheer to children who are ill in hospital is very much in the spirit which Thomas was originally created.
The Fat controller visited Hamleys in London, to start his adventure and we were delighted to be invited for story telling, face painting and lots of fun colouring activities! Both boys were in awe of the amazing toy store, and the fabulous display of Thomas the Tank engine toys – I think they have a few ideas to add to their Christmas lists now!
The Fat controller will visit Hamleys Cardiff on 17th November, Glasgow on 24th November and finally Dublin on the 1st December, pop along to join in the fun and perhaps get a photo with the Fat controller? If you can’t pop along you can still help Thomas on his journey by helping to build a virtual track and get the chance to win Thomas prizes!
On our way home we popped into the Science Museum and visited one of Thomas’ friends, much to the boys delight!
Disclaimer: We were invited to attend the event and meet the Fat Controller, all thoughts are my own.
If you are looking for some exciting theatre to take the family to, how about Cirque Eloize? Cirque Eloize is performing iD from 1st October at London’s Peacock Theatre and the performance is suitable for children over 5’s. The show is a blend of circus skills with urban dance – hip hop and break dancing, it’s a very cool looking show!
I had to share this video clip of one of the contortionists with you, as for anyone who has ever commuted by tube I’m sure you will have often felt the need to be able to do this!
You can see clips of the show here , booking is open now with tickets starting from £15 (under 16’s are half price!) the show will run until the 19th October 2013 at the Peacock Theatre! Disclaimer: I’m sharing the information regarding this show as I think it may be of interest to readers, I have not been compensated for writing the post, all thoughts are my own.
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