As part of my Birthday present from my Sister on Friday we both went to a local hotel for a spot of afternoon tea. I was really looking forward to some ‘me time’ having time to eat something at a nice leisurely pace, without the worry of taking a small child to the toilet or trying to keep them entertained from getting bored!

We arrived just after two and we were shown to our table in the conservatory. We had lovely views and best of all the Bournemouth Airshow was on that afternoon so we had perfect seats to sit and watch the Red Arrows.

The service we received was perfect – we had the choice of tea or coffee and we were bought a selection of sandwiches and cakes. We were left to our own devices and to get stuck in but we were occasionally asked if we were ok and if we needed anymore hot drinks. Nothing seemed to be a problem if we asked for anything. We didn’t feel rushed at all.

We sat and chatted, enjoyed some peace and quiet and like I said loved being able to sit and enjoy the Red Arrows as they performed their show.

We had such a lovely afternoon we said we would have to try and do something like this maybe once a month and to see what other hotels have to offer with their afternoon tea packages.




  1. Oooh it looks wonderful! (And delicious!) I do so love an afternoon tea. 😉

    Looks like you had a fantastic time, and as you say always such a treat to eat without having to supervise little people!



    • Lisa Reply

      It was really lovely. I can’t wait to do it again – thank you for your lovely comment x

  2. ooo looks yummy! I didn’t catch much of the air show this year weather kept playing up didn’t it and I find it so busy down there with all three girls you had the right idea I do love the red arrows Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

    • Lisa Reply

      We just went to Southbourne – that was busy enough and we finally found a parking space! But we still got to see everything fly past so that’s the main thing. The weather has been awful these past few weeks.

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