Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sunday afternoon tea - with a difference

Back in September Petal and Noah organised an event at their school, and Smiler sold cakes and biscuits to the teachers at his school too.  Between the two events they raised £482 - I'm so proud of them all!  The money was raised on behalf of Above and Beyond, a fantastic charity that make a real difference to the daily experiences of patients and visitors to our plethora of city centre hospitals.  Now this is the exciting bit - Above and Beyond held a prize draw of the fundraisers, and we won!

The prize was for an afternoon tea at the impressively named (and equally impressive in person) Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel.  We visited the Above and Beyond office in town, and met some of the lovely team there, and posed for some photos (I'm hoping they're going to crop me out of them - there are about three photos of me in existence that I can bear to look at, and those are not they).   Noah had made some rather delicious rich caramel brownies so we took some with us (of course) , to share the afternoon tea-ness - it's only fair after all!  It turned out the prize was for afternoon tea for four people, but knowing that there were five of us Adrian and his compatriots had already spoken with the hotel and arranged extra!

So, our afternoon tea with a difference, in pictures

So, we went.
We looked around in awe.
We were greeted.
We were shown to our reserved table in the Atrium (!)
We ate.
We drank.
We ate some more.
We were full up.  Even Noah.
We were given little boxes for our leftovers.
We explored the grounds.
We looked around (the gardens) in awe...again
We reluctantly waved good bye.
We fell asleep on the way home (apart from Mr Manley, who was driving)

So thank you, Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel - for making us feel so special - we had a wonderful time.

Thank you, Adrian and everyone else at Above and Beyond - we were all very excited to visit you and talk about our bake off.

Thank you, everyone who supported this great cause by coming to our afternoon tea or buying our cakes and biscuits - the money raised will go towards making Bristol city centre hospitals that little bit better, in so many ways.

Thank you.

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