Festive Blogger Afternoon Tea

So last Saturday I had the chance to meet with some amazing food bloggers for a festive afternoon tea.  I was going to write a nice big post on it, but most of the pictures I took on my phone were blurry, so instead - here's a collage and a summary instead...

Food was nice, not the best afternoon tea I've ever had, but the little pot of melted cheese with dipping sticks really got my motor running.

I did not enjoy the macaroons with food colouring on quite as much.  I'll leave you to decide why, but the little gingerbread men and walnut whip Christmas trees were delicious!

The ladies were lovely - I fully recommend you check them out (their blogs, not them personally, even though they are all annoyingly gorgeous)  Anyway, here they are:

Emily's recipes and reviews, Gingey Bites, Birmingham Student Foodie, Hannah Bakes Things, The Foodie Couple, Full to the Brum, Unorganised Chaos,  Penne For Your Thoughts and Hello Terri Lowe

This week I've not had the time to write a post, which is why I'm kinda glad that I've been tagged into a few Christmas themed posts.  Now usually, I don't do these, but I love Christmas and I love talking about Christmas, so nerr.

Using a mish-mash from the tags I've been, well, tagged in.  Cheers to Day dreaming foodie & Emily's recipes and reviews.  

Favourite festive food?
Well, I think we've established these questions weren't thought up by a food blogger.  I don't have a favourite.  It's all amazing.  Apart from Christmas Cake, which needs to die.

Favourite snowman accessory?
I always give mine rather sizable balls.

Favourite reindeer?

Favourite day of Christmas?
I'm going to go with the shocking choice of Christmas day.  Though I do love Christmas eve, but only because of the excitement of the next day.

Favourite Christmas song. 
I have four that I play constantly

Favourite present?
I like hand-made gifts, or food that people have made me.  Things which have a lot of thought put into them.  You don't have to spend a fortune to make me happy.

Favourite festive cracker toy?
You gotta love that crap fortune telling fish, right?

Favourite cracker joke?
Who is Santa's favorite singer? Elf-is Presley!   Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha.

Favourite Christmas decoration?
I like these:

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

No but that reminds me of this.... which makes me smile... Go to 1:10... and excuse the quality, finding that scene on youtube is impossible.

Favourite Christmas scent?
Mulling spices, trees and candles.

Favourite Christmas movie?
The Muppet's Christmas Carol.  It was a tough choice, but I love that film.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
He's made from plastic but we don't care.  We love him anyway.

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I get a wonderful feeling when I think about Christmas eve's I had as a child.  Getting excited, no school, putting out milk, cookies and a carrot for Santa and his reindeer.  It was all THE BEST.

What are your winter clothing staples? 
Crap Christmas socks are a must, along with jumpers.  I like easily wipe-able things as I spill a lot down myself.  Well, I read that back and I bet you are all thankful I don't run a fashion blog.

Hope you all have an amazing Christmas, and I'll see you all soon!  I tag anyone that wants to do it :)


  1. Christmas cake does need to die! As does Christmas pud! X

    1. Roz! Christmas Pudding needs a knighthood for being so awesome - shame on you!

  2. Glad you had a good afternoon tea and got to meet lots of lovely bloggers.

    Why are Christmas Trees so bad at sewing?..... because they always drop their needles... boom, boom! Happy Christmas Emma

  3. Looks like a lot of fun. Hooray for mulling spices and muppet christmas carol :) that would make a great evening come to think of it.

  4. Sounds like a lovely tea! We don't really have festive cracker toys here, but I've seen them on TV and other things and thought they looked fun.

  5. Seriously what is it with that crappy fortune telling fish? I was fascinated as a kid.... hope I get one this year in my cracker that would be cool. (I know I am such a dork!) Don't worry, I love Christmas jumpers as well, though I must admit I do just put them on to wind up my other half, the bugger is a bit bah humbug. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and stuff yourself silly :D

  6. It looks like that you guys had loads of fun!
    Merry Christmas to your and your family, Emma!

  7. Seems like an awesome time Emma, thanks for sharing it :D
    Happy New Year my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. How lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers, such a nice thing to do.


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