English Afternoon Tea

We thought it would be very nice to invite some of the neighbours (my doggie friends’ humans) round for English Afternoon Tea on Sunday.

English afternoon tea is traditionally served at 4pm with scones, cakes and sandwiches.

There were quite a few humans coming to enjoy the tea, so preparations started early.

We are very lucky to have an outside terrace with a big table that can get even bigger when Vikki flips and clicks something on it..I don’t know how it does that?

I remember another tea party we had outside on the terrace when I was younger…hmmm!

Anyway….back to this Tea Party!

The table outside was all organised but then….Uh-Oh!… we heard, after weeks of sunshine, that it may rain on Sunday! 😦  Well, Vikki said at least the rain will make it an authentic English Afternoon Tea Party!

So tables were set up inside and I moved to continue watching proceedings from the sofa!  English Afternoon Tea is more like a nice picnic indoors anyway, so it all worked out well!

There were a lot of dreadful noises going on in the kitchen as pots and pans were clanging away and cupboards were opening and closing.

That only meant one thing, the making of yummy goodies had started!

During her bonkers baking session, I recognised a favourite smell above all the other sweet smells…my mini-meatballs!  Vikki was feeling a bit guilty that there were lots of goodies for the humans and nothing for the doggies.  So she made doggie bags full of mini-meatballs for the humans to take back to my friends :)…and some for me! 🙂

Sunday 4pm and all the humans and human-pups arrived!

Teapots were brewing with tea ready to satisfy the ‘chink-chink’ sounds of empty cups and saucers.  There were certainly a lot of ‘chat-chat’ and ‘hee-hee’ noises coming from the humans whilst cakes and sandwiches were being enjoyed.

“Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you.  Now tell me about
hundreds of things.”  ~Saki

There was also the happy human-pups’ table.

I spent most of the time watching and making sure everything ran smoothly from the peacefulness of the sofa!  Sometimes when humans have a get-together, they can make far more noise and din than us doggies!

Every so often, the friendly human-pups came to say hello to me.

One of them even played ‘catch the rabbit’.

Thank you to doggie neighbour Sue for making such a wonderful chocolate cake.  Sue only makes this cake once or twice a year…so we felt very special that she made a surprise one for the tea party 🙂

Spot the chocolate cake!

Everyone loved the chocolate cake and human-pups stopped playing ping-pong games to eat some!

Thank you also to Juliet for her scrumptious scones & fairy cakes…

Thank you also to Roelie who was ‘chief cake taster & quality control’ person before cakes were allowed on the table!…

Thank you to Janice for her ideas and generosity lending Vikki lots of magical tea party things and a wonderful cake book …Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake book.

About bigdogzola

Hello - I'm Zola! I'm a Rhodesian Ridgeback Girl with my own Dog Blog! For the first three years of my life, I lived on the French Riviera. Now I have moved and am enjoying the lush green forests and country life in England. Welcome to a big dog's life!
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5 Responses to English Afternoon Tea

  1. ludo says:

    Yummy! You did your English tea party very well Zola! I bet it only went so well because of your brilliant supervision!

  2. bigdogzola says:

    Thank you Ludo xx I totally agree xx

  3. We LOVE afternoon tea! And that looks like a classic.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s especially nice to meet you because the Lady Of The House is currently raising money for a UK charity called Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust through her website http://www.lostandfond.co.uk. They are her charity of the year and do some amazing work re-homing beautiful dogs like you and helping support owners in keeping them happy and healthy.

    I shall really look forward to stopping by your blog.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  4. Ahhh…. the life of a Ridgeback! And living in the south of France no less. Lucky!

  5. Mrs. P says:

    Marvellous! Hope you got to lick the spoon Zola!

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