MasTEAry!

So how much thought do you put into making your cuppa in the morning? I presume for many of you this daily (or hourly!) ritual has become nothing but muscle memory. Grab kettle. Fill kettle. Flick switch on kettle. Get mug. Plonk in the teabag. Kettle goes ping. Fill mug with hot water. Grab teaspoon…

Afternoon tea with AlTEAtude!

For months on end we all thought the same thing – have they finished it yet? That spikey top that just looked perpetually unfinished. Little did we know, that was the artistic ingenious of it – the top is meant to look like ‘shards’ of glass piercing the skyline of London. I get it. It’s…

Officially warmed!

So with a few weeks of  solid(ish) sunshine behind us we can safely say that summer is in full swing and the weather is officially warming. On the topic of new welcomings, it is about time I mention that Josh and I have moved in to our new happy little home! With our house warming party…

Teatotal! 

So it was during my family visits in Cyprus that I reflected upon my lifestyle choice to go teatotal. With the sun out on Easter Sunday, a φραπέ (frappé – a cold frothy coffee) to hand and a φλαουνα (flaouna – a savoury treat) to munch on, I was more than content reading my Women’s…

The Tiny Teapot

The Tiny Teapot 23 High St, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8AL 07817 375475 So it has been a while since I have posted a review about local places that serve some finger-licking-good sandwiches, some scrummy scones and some tempting treats. This most certainly doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hopping around, it just means I have…

Bitter Sweet

Lemons are one of those enigmas of the fruity world that send our taste buds into sensory polar extremes. They are renowned for their sour powers, inciting bitter and sharp tastes that make even a new born purse their lips. They ooze zesty and refreshing fragrances that make us think of homemade lemonade on a…

The DeChox Challenge

Ever heard of the DeChox Challenge? If you haven’t then you are probably in safe territory and will never have to come across it! If you have, then you probably know where today’s post is going… The DeChox challenge is the painstaking process of agreeing to give up chocolate for the whole month of March…

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Sanderson 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG It is fair to say that my trip to the Sanderson Hotel for afternoon tea was long overdue. I had been waiting to experience the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for what seemed like forever. Yet, ‘how long is forever? Sometimes just…

Price(-y)less indulgence!

The Berkeley Wilton Place, Knightsbridge London SW1X 7RL Now that we are solidly into the colder and darker autumn months everything seems that little bit harder. The early mornings, the late nights, drizzle and darkness make everything that ickle bit more complicated. Balancing bags and umbrellas on the tube enclosed by icky condensation-steamed windows is…

Down under!? More like above and beyond! 

For those who have been following @hopscoff on Instagram and Facebook you would have clocked that I have spent the last month in Oz. Finally with some decent internet and a bit of time on my hands I am able to begin to share some Aussie news and this brings me right back to Sydney……

Sun, sea and suspicious tea drinkers!

When I first decided to launch Hopsocff I never imagined that my first travel blog post would be written by a pool in a beach resort in Greece sipping on an ice tea. I kinda always imagined that I would be writing it from some exotic tea room in India or perching upon the Great…