I spent the entire day with Mummy! She wanted to keep an eye on me to make sure I was ok but she had to get on with her day – so merrily we went on our merry way while Georgie was having a playdate with Fonzie.
We went all the way to Bloomsbury – the nearest place where Mummy could find a dog-friendly place that served Afternoon Tea near London’s West End. We were meeting Aunty Elizabeth as she’s staying at a hotel there that does not welcome dogs in their restaurants.
We walked through Bloomsbury Square which is London’s oldest square, having been created by the pioneering Lord Southampton as the piazza to his mansion in 1665.
As we walked through the square, we saw a cluster of pigeons – all seem to be napping in the middle of the day.
In the middle of the square was this engraved plaque that shows Bloomsbury square when it was first known as Southampton Square during John Evelyn’s time. The quotation around the plaque is from his diary in 1665 – “Dined at my Lord Treasurers the Earle of Southampton in Blomesbury, where he was building a noble square or piazza, a little towne.”The square is surrounded by historical Georgian terraces and at one end is a bronze statue of Charles James Fox, a Whig politician …On leaving the square, we made our way to Montague Street and could not resist wanting to take a photo inside the grounds of the British Museum –
But alas, no dogs allowed – even though there was no signage that said we couldn’t go in. Never mind, let’s head over to The Montague where they like us.The Montague is another of the six Red Carnation hotels in London. They greeted us with open smiles – Lots of attentionWe were escorted to the pretty room by the gardens where tea was servedAnd we met up with Mummy’s friend, Elizabeth – who’s in London on a business trip.When we sat down for tea, they immediately brought me a bowl of water in a bowl aptly labelled. Tea arrived – look at those delicious scones All these lovely photos of me with Mummy and ElizabethAre just photo opportunities – because the rest of the time, I’m under the table – looking longingly at Mummy Well, afternoon tea soon came to an end. We waited for a taxi to take us back to Aunty Elizabeth’s hotel … more on that later.May’s comment: After a day of being sick, I needed to keep an eye on Darcy to make sure she’s ok. She seems a lot quieter than normal but she’s ok in herself – no loss of appetite nor scavenging but today, absolutely no crumbs form the table.
We went for Afternoon Tea with friend visiting from Malaysia at The Montague Hotel situated near Bloomsbury Square and The British Museum.
A selection of Twinings Tea This little contraption from Twinings – is a timer for black tea, green tea and white tea – once the sand has flowed through, that means the tea has brewed and ready to be poured. I guess all colours of tea takes the same time to brew. And the usual for me.