Sharing Afternoon Tea with friends

We had a date today with Sir Stanley, the cockapoo! He lives near us and we see his IG posts but we have never met. Well, it was about time so we arranged to have Afternoon Tea with him …And our regular cockapoo friends.  Of course we needed a group pic – two chocolates and two apricotsThe hoomans were not satisfied.  They thought we should alternate – What about George? Well, he said, you didn’t;t ask me the first time and now I am not interested in having my photo taken with you cockapoos!Well, I’m not interested in posing any more either – we need to get going as we have Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Grand which is across the street from Green Park.

We sat in the middle table of the Palm Court Tea Room!We’re not sure if this is normal procedure but Mummy had won a raffle prize from a Nineteen 87 event earlier in the year – it was Afternoon Tea for two, but we wanted to share it with our friends so we invited three others to come along! LOL!

I can smell all the goodness on the table but nothing came my way.And George wondered why he was left out – and asked to be picked up.
Look at these beautiful cakes … shared like hats.And when no one was looking, I did steal a piece of the Victorian Sponge! Yum!

Well, we finally met Sir Stanley and his hooman – another cockapoo friendNope! George is still sulking – he didn’t want to have his photo taken with any cockapoos!May’s comment: We never ever win anything but when we attended the Nineteen 87’s ‘Bake it Better’ fundraising event at Smith & Whistle in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children’s Charity, we had bought a raffle ticket – and we won a prize!And it wasn’t just any raffle prize, it was Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Grand. My favourite meal of the day!Nineteen 87 is a super premium dog food which uses UK sourced ingredients and supports the ‘farm-to-bowl’ ethos.

“Bake it Better” is a national fundraising event, inviting budding bakers to whip out their aprons and bake up some tempting treats to help raise vital funds to support seriously ill children cared for at GOSH, and their families too.

In 2017, Nineteen 87 pledged to donate £50,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by the end of 2019, and the event was another way for the company to show its support. The bake sale featured baked treats suitable for dogs and dog owners.

Joined by friends and many #DogsOfInstagram, the ‘Bake it Better’ fundraiser took place at the dog-friendly Smith & Whistle on 22nd May. With baked Nineteen 87 treats and baked goods provided by the Smith & Whistle, dogs and their owners all enjoyed carefully prepared food in support of the ‘Bake it Better’ theme. The evening culminated with a charity raffle with amazing prizes donated by the Sheraton Grand Hotel, the dog-friendly Shepherd Market Wine House and luxury brands Pickett and Simon Carter. All proceeds from the evening were donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

About Nineteen 87 dog food:

Cooked using a gentle baking process, plus 50% fresh meat, poultry and fish in each product, Nineteen 87 sources ingredients from within the UK and only add natural carbohydrates, vegetables and botanical vitamins and minerals.

The man behind the range is Graham Wheeler, who has always had a passion in life to eat more natural foods and help his family, including his pets, do the same. For him this means cutting out complexity, using fewer ingredients and cooking with care, hence he built Nineteen 87’s bakery in St Asaph’s, North Wales.

For more information on Nineteen 87 visit

About Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children, the best chance for life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit


  1. Valerie

    May, Darcy and George! And your afternoon tea guests…..what a fun afternoon! It looks like a good time was had by all!

  2. Suzy

    Looks like a great day, and good to know about Nineteen 87 (my Mollee is a very picky eater!) and GOSH important work.
    Nice to know about some of the venues for Mollee & me to visit – thank you!

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