Sunday Suggestions #8

Hello fellow readers! Happy first Sunday of November!

Today I’m very enthusiastic to share with you my first afternoon tea experience! Of course due to all my food intolerance it’s not a regular one but I have to admit that finding a gluten free one hasn’t been tough at all!

Before showing you the lovely tea & pastries we had,ย I have to thank Natalie from whatudidntknow.co.uk because thanks to the suggestion she gave in this great post my friend and I managed to enjoy an awesome afternoon tea paying half the normal price! So cool right?! Indeed, one of the suggestions that Natalie gave was to check Groupon before going directly to a specific place since there you can book and choose among many offers! I’ve booked an afternoon tea at Fait-Maison because they had the gluten-free option, but there were many different offers and kind of places so I strongly suggest anyone to follow her advice ๐Ÿ™‚

So as mentioned, the place we spent our lovely afternoon is Fait- Maison, there are many different shops of this company around London, most of them are in Kensinghton (which is a pretty area to visit too!)

We could choose between a large variety of teas and in the end we opted for non.traditional English teas (for my English readers: it still counts as afternoon tea, right?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I got an oriental orange flavoured tea which I loved, while my friend got a jasmine based tea.

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As you can see form the pictures we had plenty of food and different variety too! The upper part were sweets and cakes with the button part were savoury sandwiches. Everything was very good and we were both happy about our servings (both of are quite a foodie so if we approved be sure it’s fine! ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

The location was nice as well, I loved their wall decorations and the furniture they had, plus the decorations were autumn-themed so it made everything look even prettier ๐Ÿ™‚ Fait-Maison does not only serve afternoon tea or cakes, they also have a wide range of food for lunch (all the dishes at the buffet looked delicious!) and most of them or typical English. Great solution both for tourists that are visiting Kensinghton area (which is very near to the Natural History Museum) but also for locals who want to enjoy a coffee/tea or homemade lunch!

The second topic I’d like to share with you today is: being busy and being worried about being busy! Now, for those who read my blog from a while I think you kind of understood that I like doing many things and being active. For those who are new to my blog: I’m that kind of person! ๐Ÿ™‚ Many friends of mine often tell me ” oh you’re so good at organising and managing everything” or ” how can you do everything and still keep this positive attitude?!” Well, it’s not always like that! Indeed, I like being busy and organise my time in advance but I do have moments (especially when I have many uni stuff to think about) that I kind of panic and regret to be doing all the activities I’m in charge of. But then, I take my time and I actually realise that is just about worrying less, knowing when it’s actually the moment to rest a bit and at the same time having a plan.

About this, I found two very interesting reads in which I could totally relate. The first one is “One thing at a time“, in this post Joseph has listed some activities which are perfect to take a break from busy moments. Personally, I love #3 (I drink loads of tea and infusions they relax me a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and #5, sometimes due to the fact I’m too busy I don’t have the time to actually do activities that I love doing such as crafting, so dedicating even just an hour for doing that is often my therapy! ๐Ÿ™‚

The second post ”ย Why You Should Never Worry About What You Cannot Control” written by Sheri, is a great reminder that it’s okay not to have under control everything, it’s actually normal!! Of course it’s not that easy, especially for those who are used to plan everything in advance, but hey, sometimes seeing how things go could actually lead to unexpected but wonderful surprises! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

What about you? Have you ever had this “too much to do/think/control” feeling? How did you deal with it? It love to hear your experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

Mmmm what else? She’s definitely a morning person, really lazy when it comes to make up and could spend more time in a stationary store than in a clothes one –

She loves sharing thoughts, feelings and reactions so do not hesitate to comment or contact her!

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  1. Viola says: Reply

    What a fantastic post Lisa! I am such a sucker for afternoon tea and your pictures are making me crave it so badly ๐Ÿ˜. Ooh, I like those two blog posts you mentioned… when I feel overwhelmed I like to do some exercise and get my body moving as I feel so much better afterwards. Another thing I like to do is to relax either with a bubble bath or to watch a TV show that I love!
    Viola xo | A Piece of Viola

    1. Yesss it was amazing!!
      Oh that’s a great thing to do, moving and getting some fresh air always helps to change thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ And also doing things you love of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading and commenting Viola!

  2. I would say the too much to do/ think/ control feeling happens to everyone. When I was at the university I definitely felt at times that I was taking on too much. I like to keep busy as well so I joined multiple organizations, volunteered, worked, did an internship etc. I learned that it’s necessary to cut back a bit when feeling overwhelmed, I planned one fun thing a week I would do no matter how hectic the week got. It gave me something to look forward too, but I also made sure I did something everyday to help me feel calm, whether cooking, catching up on my favorite show or taking a nap (:.

    1. Oh that’s a great idea! Taking time for yourself is always important and can help a lot when it comes to relaxing and changing thoughts! Thanks for reading and sharing your experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Lisa, so glad you found my post useful and thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like you and your friend had a lovely afternoon tea experience! PS. Sorry but would you mind changing the link to my site to whatudidntknow.co.uk please? Thank you!

    1. Thank you for sharing useful tips! Oh yeas sure, sorry, I’ll do it immediately! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mi sto emozionando per te *-* anche io anche io!

    1. Sii รจ stato bellissimo!! (e buonissimo! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  5. I love sweets and cakes and you guys had a wonderful variety of treats. You guys must have had a wonderful time there. Thank you for including me here in this post, I really appreciate it. I think when we worry less or not at all about the things we cannot control, we are able to enjoy daily great moments in our day! Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thaks Sheri! Yes, I totally agree! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. When I remember all the activities/clubs I did in high school and college, I feel so lazy now! But I enjoy having more of my time structured; otherwise I just sit around, doing nothing and watching Netflix ๐Ÿ˜›
    This tea house looks adorable! And the food looks amazing. I wish there were more high tea places in Poland, unfortunately it’s not really A Thing here.

    1. Ahhh yes I can understand! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yes, it was amazing!! Oh too bad, well you’ll have to come to England soon then! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. sileas says: Reply

    That afternoon tea looks wonderful! I’m a tea lover and this is on top of my to-do list when I travel to London (hopefully someday soon). Must be a great way to calm down after such a busy day – and the food, omg! I always admired people who were able to manage so many things at the same time… I prefer do focus at one thing at a time but that’s not always possible unfortunately…

    1. It was great, as a tea lover as well I have definitely appreciated this one a lot!:) Oh yes you’re right, often unplanned events come up and multitasking is necessary! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Debbie says: Reply

    Oh Lisa, what a wonderful post! I love the tea place that you found (and gluten-free too). The photos you took are so bright and cheery – makes me smile.

    Also, I love the part about knowing when to rest and when to plan. It’s a fine balance, isn’t it? One of the qualities I’m working on is “allowing” — allowing Spirit to show me my next steps, and just doing my best to take care of myself and live in gratitude.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

    1. Thank you Debbie, it was a lovely afternoon indeed!
      Oh I should work on that as well, listening to the body and spirit is definitely a point I have to improve, that’s why I’m so glad to have connected with you and your blog, so so inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thank you so much for featuring me! I really love your blog, photos, and you have a really nice point of view! Thank you, made me feel less anxios. Have a lovely day/evening! x

    1. My pleasure! Oh thank you, so nice of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Mile says: Reply

    Amazing, indeed!

    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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