We started with a ride on Southern trains (which, amazingly during a 3 day strike ran for us!)
First stop, was the Sanderson for afternoon tea... not just any old afternoon tea, the Champagne Mad Hatter's Tea Party tea
you should be able to enlarge it to read it (which was more than I could do for real, the print was TINY, even with glasses!)
I went for Alice. nice flavours, lovely smell, tasted great, but did stew quickly, so I didn't finish the pot...
left to right, Shaun, Lisa (a guest) Kirsty Phil.
yummy! green sandwich anyone?
my favourite was the quails egg scotch egg, the crab brioche bun (looks like a burger if you're trying to find it on the plate!) was also good.
(they know me well!)
oh my... yummy or what...
we were all on a 'sugar high' by now, so slowly headed for our next stop....
via the Oxford Street Christmas lights (poor in my opinion)
The Regent Street lights are always hugely impressive
just loved them. bit hard to dodge the buses to get these, but the things I do for you lot!!
down the side of Liberty
Monica wanted to take a picture of me... once she found the right button (!) we had a few issues with people walking in front - not looking or listening to her pleas!
Carnaby Street lights. Sixties iconic street in London , looking gorgeous. We found the others in a bar just off here
Beautiful tree outside,
no photos there, I just sat on a sofa - for your information, because I know you like to know these things, we went to Scarfes bar in the Rosewood Hotel on High Holborn
beautiful room, looked like a library in a huge mansion, and the walls were lined with (books) but also Gerald Scarfe cartoons.. wish I had got some pictures to be honest... however here is a link for you! (sadly not decorated for Christmas!)
One Aldwych - hotel right opposite the theatre where the Lion King is on. in the heart of Theatreland... (see how good I am being with all these links!)
We are going to start saving our champagne bottles to recreate this beauty!
the bribe wasn't big enough to leave this out!
and that is where the photos stop... despite a dainty (but filling) afternoon tea some hours previously, we were ready for a 3 course dinner..
rib eye steak and chips with salad,
chocolate mousse with cherry sorbet
fell into bed at 1am and here I am writing this up before work....
Once again, we all owe a huge thanks to Monica for another amazing day/night out for our Christmas party.