Posted by Lou. The time is 4.00pm here in London UK.
My new apartment is one that cries out for afternoon teas and cocktails, right?
I mean, can't you just imagine two gals like me and Bel
Wait, here is my artist's impression of me and Bel being fabulous in my apartment [using only crusty free paint software so please DON'T JUDGE ME]:
As the one in colour actually looks a little like Bel I'm going to
for the team
and agree to live in black-and-white.
So I had my first ever self-hosted Afternoon Tea Party. It went well. So well, in fact, that an attendee - over the age of 40 and British, so someone who has been around the block a few times in terms of scone-eating - announced that I had made the best scone she had ever had in her entire life. I wonder whether I should get this printed onto a certificate and stick it up on my kitchen wall? (I used this recipe, fyi.)
I of course forgot to take a pic of the final product,
but you can see their uncooked round goodness in the background of this pxt.
The sandwiches were quite stressful for me as a sandwich connoisseur I most certainly am not - but I erred on the side of caution and just used a lot of butter. In the end it was: roasted red peppers and cream cheese; chicken, cream cheese, and cranberry; ham; cucumber. Surprisingly the ham were most popular - lots of butter works you guys!
Advantage of having very little furniture (both in terms of quantity and size)
is that a tea-towel works nicely as a table-cloth.
I am currently in possession of some Real
There was almost a disasterous faux pas when I realised I only had 5 tea-bags in the flat (!), but with a bit of recycling they managed to last the afternoon tea and all was happy in the end.
So come round to the _________* Pad for Afternoon Tea sometime!
*Please come up with a name for my apartment! Bachelorette Pad isn't Facebook-friendly (my brother would be aaaaall over that) and The Cupcake Pad doesn't quite work... any suggestions? (It doesn't have to involve the work "Pad", fyi.)