I had planned for ages that today I would go in to Manchester with my sister, Elaine, and that we would go for a look round the shops, and for afternoon tea. The weather just made a lovely day all the much better!
Todays outfit: Black vest, Topshop. Black leather flats with bow, Sainsburys Supermarket, Bakelite cherry necklace from Bakelite Baby on Etsy.
Flamingo print skirt, £18, Roobys. Isn't this skirt fabulous?! Its handmade and has a wide Obi style waistband that ties in a huge bow at the side. There are loads of nice fabrics and styles on the site so well worth checking out!
We had a good wander round sunny Manchester for a few hours, I even bought a few Xmas presents (sssshhhhhh!) and then we headed to the rather grand 'The Sculpture Hall Cafe' in Manchester Town Hall for our afternoon tea.
**The following photos were taken on my camera phone, so apologies that the quality is not so good....
Afternoon tea is served! This is the first time that I have actually had a proper traditional 3 tier afternoon tea.
Top tier - Sandwiches. We had actually eaten a layer before I took this! There were carrot and houmous and egg and cress (which I ate) and roast beef and roast ham (which Elaine ate)
Layer 2 - Home made scones with butter, cream, jam and strawberries....mmmmmmm
Layer 3 - more cakes! ha ha! From left; Bakewell Tart, Banoffee Pie, Chocolate mousse in Chocolate shell, and Banana and walnut loaf. All served with a very large pot of tea, that we got 4 cups out of each!
And my view from where we were sitting.
Manchester Town Hall is very gothic inside - stunning! Shame you are not allowed to walk around most of it as its for employees only!