October the 1st is Grandparents day. If you didn’t know they had a day to celebrate, then it’s time to pay attention. What better way to treat your or your child’s grandparent/s than with afternoon tea? And that is exactly what we did a few weeks ago. We headed to Patisserie Valerie for afternoon tea one Sunday.
Unfortunately I don’t have any grandparents alive to celebrate the day with. We decided that we would celebrate Edith’s Nanny (my Mum). She’s been there from the start, quite literally, she was there at Edith’s birth. We’ve called in a fair few babysitting favours and the fact that she deals with the mess Edith makes in her house every Sunday afternoon. It was about time Edith treated her Nanny.
We had such a lovely time eating sandwiches filled with the most delicious fillings. Mini quiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and the delicate cakes. Eclairs that didn’t hang around for very long at all. Of course it’s never straight forward having afternoon tea with a toddler. Queue a lot of crumbs and cream everywhere and Edith making us her own special version of a “puppa tea”.
However we don’t mind the mess at all (and we always clean up after ourselves, having worked in a restaurant it makes you leave tables extra tidy). We divided up the afternoon tea however I’m pretty sure that Edith stole a few of Nanny’s cakes. The cheeky look in the first photo says everything.
Active Minds provide specialist products and activities for people living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. They are encouraging us all to spend more time with grandparents, older relatives and neighbours in a bid to build connections and spend quality time together.
We definitely made some lovely memories having afternoon tea. It’s safe to say Edith had a great time and so did her Nanny!
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