Thursday, 13 June 2019

Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie

The rain doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon and according to the weather forecast it will continue into next Thursday. Don’t get me wrong I do love the rain, it’s pitter patter against my window helps me drift of to sleep and I love to walk in the rain sometimes. There is something about walking it running in the rain when you are feeling sad, allowing the raindrops to mingle with your tears. But when the rain stays too long it starts to become an unwelcome guest, especially for at stay at home mum who just wants to get things done without getting drenched.
The Cricket has been put on a standstill which makes for a rather grumpy husband, who has taken control of the remote control and the sofa, watching all the old matches.
I needed a little respite and was glad to take my sister up on the offer of Afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie.  We headed into Leeds and did a bit of window shopping, imagining what it would actually be like if we had the money to actually buy all the stuff! But even window shopping is therapeutic in small doses.
The Afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie was a real treat; a cake stand laden with sumptuous treats. There were finger sized sandwiches, quiches, scones and yummy patisserie cakes. I particularly loved the scones which were delicious even without butter, cream or jam. We could also have as many hot beverages as we fancied. I had two cups of hot chocolate which is honestly the best hot chocolate I have ever had.

My sister said the tea was delicious too. When we were leaving she asked the gentleman who was serving us which tea they use and he kindly told us the brand name was Suki. As in that nursery rhyme ‘Suki put the kettle on.’
I am glad that I didn’t let a little rain stop me from going out of town and I can understand why writers like to sit in Cafes. It’s like your mind becomes a magnet for ideas.

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