During the Victoria Day long weekend, I went with some friends to the Totally British Festival at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The festival featured British entertainment (e.g., Robin Hood pantomine), music (e.g., Celtic music, tribute bands), food (e.g., meat pies) and other goods from the UK. I didn't take much photographs, but I did capture a couple of tea-themed booths on my camera.
I was immediately drawn to King's Cross' booth of pretty teawares, but I resisted the temptation to purchase anything!
I did buy some English scones to take home with me.
The ready-to-serve food was limited to meat pies (how could you not serve scones at a gathering of Anglophiles?!?) so after the festival, we went to our favourite British tearoom, Taylor's Tea Room, for lunch.
The tea cozies at Taylor's are so sweet!
I enjoyed the Buckingham Palace Garden Party Tea--a blend of Earl Grey and Jasmine--in this Delphine teacup featuring grapes.
One of my companions sipped English Breakfast tea from this dainty Paragon teacup called "Peace Rose".
I strategically only ate half of the sandwich that I ordered (not pictured) to ensure that I'd have room for the yummy scone with Devonshire cream and jam!
Our office tea social in late May was also British-themed!
I brought the vintage Tetley mugs (Churchill/Made in England), the white teapot (from the "Word Range" collection by British ceramic designer, Keith Brymer Jones), and teabags (English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Downton Abbey's English Rose). My colleagues brought English-related goodies such as: scones, clotted cream, and Cadbury chocolate.
I'm joining the following parties this week: