What a lovely time we had this afternoon! We were going out to celebrate my mum's birthday (she's got a very SPECIAL birthday later this week!) and we were going out for afternoon tea at Tilly's Tea Rooms, in Southwold. And just look what turned up at my mum's house to transport us to Southwold - the Tilly's Tour Bus!! We all hopped aboard, and the driver took us on an easy-paced drive to Southwold, and gave us the guided tour - it was a gloriously sunny afternoon, and we had a wonderful time as we went past the pier and onwards past Adnams brewery, past the Southwold museum, and past the church then over the common and past the golf course and then headed off towards the harbour.....
.....we carried on through the streets of Southwold, getting some admiring looks from passers-by - all the while hearing all about the history of Southwold from the very charming driver! Finally we drove down the high street, and stopped outside Tilly's Tea Rooms - and oh what a feast was waiting for us inside!.....
.....we were transported back to the 1930's for a real proper high tea - we had pots of proper tea (no tea bags for us today!!), and plates of dainty sandwiches with the crusts cut off (the brie and cranberry ones were my favourites!) and warm sausage rolls and buttered cheese scones, and Victoria Sponge and the most delicious chocolate cake and scones with jam and cream topped off with a strawberry - it was just an absolutely splendid afternoon. (Note: I checked out the menu, and I can't wait to go back and try their "boozy tiered tea" with a glass of fizz)!!
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