Today's morsel is about a little trip I took a few weeks ago to see Donny & Marie in Cardiff - yes, I did say "Donny & Marie in Cardiff"!
I have never been ashamed of the fact that from the age of 9 I was pretty besotted with the dreamy Donny Osmond. I had tons of posters up in my bedroom and avidly watched The Osmonds cartoon on a Saturday morning, so when the opportunities arise, I do like to go along and see the still dreamy Donny doing his thing in concert and this time was no exception.
To tie in with this special treat I went and stayed with my friends down at Langtry Country House as they'd take taken the weekend off so we could have some girlie time - actually, we had a mini Christmas and it was fab! We had a home made Chinese buffet for Christmas dinner, followed by a homemade 'flaming' Christmas pud, it was scrummy! I would post a photo, but all you can actually see is a blue flame, which to be honest could have been attached to anything!
To make our trip to Cardiff that little bit more worthwhile (as if D&M weren't worthwhile enough!), we made a bit of a day of it and booked in for Afternoon Tea at the Pettigrew Tea Rooms, which are the dream of a lovely chap called David, who has a great blog called 'I Want to Bake Free', it was one of the nicest Afternoon Teas I've had for a while.
We ordered a full Afternoon Tea for 3 and waited with great anticipation and very hungry tummies. We could order a variety of 5 different sandwich fillings and they must have all been made fresh as we did wait a little while for them, but once they arrived they were just great! Served on a tiered cake stand all nice and neat with a lovely fresh scone each on the top plate.
If you're ever in Cardiff you really must check out the great place and David's blog - I can't wait to go back!
Throughout 2013 I'm hoping to get my act together and post some more recipes - so watch this space!
Take care for now.