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, 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 🙂
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?? 🙂 ). I got an oriental orange flavoured tea which I loved, while my friend got a jasmine based tea.
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! 😀 ).
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 🙂 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! 🙂 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 🙂 ) 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! 🙂
The second post ” 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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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