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So, for something different, a bunch of my workmates and I went out to High Tea on Sunday! If you’ve not heard of it, it’s kind of just a really fancy afternoon tea, with poncy finger sandwiches with the crusts all cut off, sparkly cupcakes (glitter does not taste good) and tea served in silver teapots and drunk from Royal Albert flower-painted cup and saucer sets.
We chose the Peninsula Tea Gardens as our venue, and the weather really turned it up for us. It was meant to hit 36C that day, and sure felt like it, although the official readings were around the 26C mark – but with a screaming dry hot north-easterly wind that threatened our fancy bone china teacups more than once!
It was so nice to get out and dressed up! We had a lovely time, and even got a very informative and thorough tour of the nearby Tranby House, a heritage listed historical site, after we finished eating. It might sound kind of dorky, but it was actually really interesting to hear about some of the smaller details of life in the early days of Perth’s settlement by the English.
Thanks, girls, for a lovely afternoon; we shall have to do it again 🙂 Click me for the panoramic shot!