Month: July 2022

Shortbread Biscuits

Biscuits are a must-have!

It’s common for tea and cookies to be offered at these events. The first English tea was produced by the British East India Company in the middle of the 18th century. It gained a household name in the United States and Europe pretty rapidly. 

Just a few of the many types of biscuits produced in England today include shortbread cookies, ginger snaps, gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, coconut macarons, and meringue cookies (meringues) 

Cookies from England are renowned over the globe, yet they are referred to by various names in different countries. Biscuits are what they’re known as in the United States. In the UK, these treats are referred to as “cookies” or “biscuits.” It’s easy to see the difference in texture and thickness between these two types of cookies. Because they contain less fat, biscuits tend to be thinner and crisper than cookies. Frozen food aisles in most shops should have them on hand. Because they include more oil and less wheat, cookies are softer than biscuits. 

Here are our top picks: 

Rich Tea Biscuits

The British love Rich Tea biscuits. Huntley & Palmers created it in 1898. It was largely wholemeal, wheat, and sugar. These days, butter and whole wheat are common ingredients in food preparation.

Muffins with a jaffa flavour 

Two Jaffa Cake spheres are sandwiched between orange jelly and dark chocolate. The McVitie & Price plant in Edinburgh was located on Scotland Street in 1926. The biblical city of Jaffa, in Israel, is the inspiration for the name “Jaffa.” 

Cream-filled pastries

Afternoon tea is a great time to indulge in rich cream-filled pastries. It is possible to eat them for breakfast or supper if you combine them with coffee or chocolate. 


Shortbread cookies are another hot beverage-friendly treat. Buttery, crumbly cookies. You may serve it alone or add nuts and dried fruit. 

Ginger nuts

Giner nuts are made using ginger root and are packed with flavors. They feature nutmeg and cinnamon tastes and they’re absolutely great with coffee, tea,  and of course, chocolate. We especially love them to soothe a full stomach.

 Custard Cream 

This golden, spongy biscuit has a taste that is reminiscent of vanilla custard, and it is its defining feature! They make for the perfect complement to anything sweet like a bar of chocolate or a steaming mug of coffee. These Mini Custard Cream Bites have been created just for those of you who are fans of custard cream.

Don’t just eat your biscuits at home. Taking your biscuits on a luxury picnic is a great way to enjoy them. Bring picnic blankets and flower arrangements for an English-themed lunch picnic and invite your loved ones over while enjoying the moment. Or you can simply reach out to a luxury picnic set up company, and have them treat you like royalty!

Dinner host

Hospitality tips when hosting over guests at your house

It’s all about making your guests feel at home in your home, and placing their wants and comfort above your own. However, hospitality is distinct from politeness in that it involves more than merely saying “please” and “thank you.” This means going above and beyond the essentials to ensure that your visitors have all they need to feel at home. 

Make sure your house is clean before you have people over to make the best impression possible. In this method, the floors are swept, vacuumed, and scrubbed as part of the process. When guests arrive, they will feel more at ease if the beds are made and the bathrooms are clean. 

If you want to have people over, you should always have food on hand. Even if you don’t do a lot, a few snacks or dinners that are already made might help your guests feel more at ease in your home. 

Consider any allergies or dietary restrictions, like lactose intolerance or gluten sensitivity, and change your meals accordingly (e.g., serve milk-free milk). 

Be nice and respectful to them at all times, and don’t get in their way. Make sure you don’t get too close to them or tell anyone about them that has nothing to do with business. It’s clear that you shouldn’t buy any of these things. 

Every day, you will have to get up early and make breakfast and lunch for everyone in the group. 

Every homeowner must have a place for guests to stay. When you have someone over to your house, you want them to feel at ease and comfortable.

Picnic with Tea

A Picnic with Tea

If you’re planning a traditional English tea party, you’ll need to stock up on a few key items. Some of the most important ones are:

Tea and More

You can’t have a proper picnic without tea. It’s always served in a pot and is poured into cups. It might be black or it might be green, but it always has milk and sugar added. Make sure to bring some elegant tea cups!

Finger sandwiches

Finger sandwiches are a must-have at any English tea party. They’re easy to make and are perfect for passing around the table. Choose from ham and cheese, cucumber or egg salad sandwiches.


You’ll also want some cakes for dessert with your picnic tea party. Try sticking with cakes that aren’t too sugary or rich, so they won’t upset your stomachs. Some


Scones are another popular option for an English tea party. They’re light and fluffy — perfect for dunking into your cup of tea!


Pastry options include cookies, fruit tarts and mini quiches. These items can be served after the meal has been completed or throughout it as a snack option or dessert option.


Finally, you must choose the ideal spot for having your tea inspired picnic. You can’t go wrong with a lovely park or nearby lake, but we advocate for a beach picnic set up, since sipping tea by the sea sounds like too much fun.

Purchasing some pastry stands will add extra excitement and transform your picnic to one of richness, refinement, and luxury.  Your tea time awaits you!


Best Attractions at Legoland Windsor

We’ve already talked about Legoland, but now we’d like to devote an entire blog on Legoland Windsor. Legoland Windsor, the UK’s only Legoland, is a world of adventure for people of all ages. From rides and attractions to meet-and-greets with your favorite Lego movie and TV show characters, there’s plenty to see and do here. Here are some of the top rides and performances to watch while there.

Lego City: Police Pursuit

This is one of the newest rides at Legoland Windsor and it’s already proving popular with families. You’ll be taken on a high-speed chase through the streets of Lego City as you try to outrun the police and avoid getting caught by Chief Officer Good Cop! The ride features over 1000 lego bricks too, so if you’re lucky, you might even spot some familiar faces along the way!

Lego Star Wars: Master Builders Academy

This live presentation provides an excellent opportunity for children to interact with some of the characters. This live event allows children to interact with some of their favorite Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Rey, and BB8, while also learning how to build models out of Lego bricks. Don’t miss the daily shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Lego City Chopper Chase 

This ride is based on a story about Lego City Police Department officers hunting criminals in their helicopter. The queue line features an outstanding exhibition of operational helicopters, which adds to the adrenaline before boarding your chopper. The ride actually involves a lot of spinning and tilting as you chase crooks on foot or in various vehicles around the streets of Lego City!

Lego City Driving School 

This ride simulates driving lessons at a real life driving school with fun games such as parking in small spaces, turning corners and avoiding obstacles while driving around Legoland Windsor. You’ll even get to drive an actual car around the track if you manage to avoid crashing into anything!

The Dragon Coaster

The Dragon Coaster is a rollercoaster that takes you through dark tunnels before emerging into bright sunshine where you can see all the sights around Legoland Windsor before heading back into darkness again for another loop!

Every family and child will have their own unique and amazing experience; so make sure to head to the park with an open mind and excitement. And find out which rides and attractions will truly appeal to you!