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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Lately, and Afternoon Tea at Hopetoun House.

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lately-and-afternoon-tea
lately-and-afternoon-tea

I feel as if I haven't had all that much to say lately -not quite lost my voice, but feeling that when I try to speak (type) it doesn't come. I think they call that writers block. I feel as if me and my creative self have come to a standstill and it's really very annoying! But! These things happen sometimes, there's never any point being angry at yourself or letting it get you down, instead I find it best to get on with admin only type tasks. Things that don't need any creativity but still allow you to be productive.

While the words and posts haven't exactly been flowing, we have been out doing some fun things this past week, and the picture taking definitely has. For a couple of day's we went out only with my Canon A-1, so I have absolutely no idea how those shots will be until I have them developed, I'll get that done this week. But the day we went to Hopetoun House I had my big camera, so I thought while I don't have too much to say, why not share some pictures with you of a beautiful place.

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lately-and-afternoon-tea

The reason we ended up at Hopetoun House was for afternoon tea, I'd been given a gift voucher for my birthday and as we had the week free it seemed perfect. Afternoon tea is served in The Stables Tearoom. It's been beautifully restore, and as you walk through you can see where the horses would have been, and the old stone floor is just lovely. The selection of sandwiches and sweet treats was excellent, and if you're as picky as I am then they are more than happy to substitute for you. My favourite thing had to be the lemon posset with fresh raspberries. The lady serving us suggested we used it as a palette cleanser between the savoury and sweet items, but I enjoyed it so much that I kept it until the end. My one criticism of the tea, was that with the scones you were given aerated fluffy cream. Now, I do enjoy a scone with jam and cream, but it always, always has to be clotted! I'm not sure if I could have asked for clotted cream instead, but Paul and I were too deep in conversation and it never occurred to me. Something I'll check if we go back.

lately-and-afternoon-tea
lately-and-afternoon-tea
lately-and-afternoon-tea

Hopetoun House is actually only 20 something minutes from where we live. It's a beautiful stately home, on a huge estate, and one of those places that tourists love, but because we live near to it, it's not always on our radar. Except from the garden centre, it's one of our favourites places to go on a Sunday, or pop in for lunch. I thought this was my first visit to explore the house and grounds, however, my mum tells me I have in fact visited when I was younger. The house it's self is absolutely stunning, it's grand, full of old books, original fabrics still draped over the four poster beds, old photographs and so much history. So after sandwiches, tarts, treats and multiple cups of tea and coffee, we had a wonder around the house and grounds. We also ended up having the best day for it, it was such a gorgeous sunny day so it made the views from the roof top even better.

lately-and-afternoon-tea
lately-and-afternoon-tea

So much for writers block! It would seem that words have returned to me.
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