Monday morning arrived and the 6.03 am
alarm rang. Delilah’s voice subtly awoke me.
BOOM. I was awake. Published two YouTube video’s (You lucky, lucky people.) Monday is my day in the office, eating
cake and tweeting. I joke, of course I do real work!
Monday for me was all about planning. I
needed to go away from the office, away from the internet and knuckle down to
get some ideas down on paper. Phones turned off and all that.
I thought I’d try out a new little tea
rooms that has recently opened, just a short walk away from the office. Get a
little peace and quiet for the day. How wrong was I.
The Tagwell tearooms, in Tagwell, Droitwich
Spa is a cute little tea rooms just outside of town that’s only been open a few
weeks. I’ve been wanting to give it a go, pop in for a few cakes since they
started to move in in late 2013.
On my way to the tea rooms, with the shop
in sight I noticed this hord of women, like a mothers meeting waiting to cross
the road towards the tearooms. They
indeed crossed and pipped me to the post to the tearooms, when I got through
the door I was even more irritated to find that these ladies had indeed managed
to bag the last few remaining seats. It was packed! Crazy really as they
haven’t been open long. They very kindly re-shuffled though to make sure I had
a place to sit, which was very kind of them.
After taking my seat and waiting for the
ladies to be seated and served before I got my drink I discovered they were all
part of a local belly dancing group who meet up after dancing for a chin wag
and a catch up, many of the women are either single or retired and discussed at
length how they love coming to the group so they’re no longer in solitude and
can have a good old chin-wag.
As I got my new Parisian notebook out (See
my latest post) to make some beauty notes the other ladies in the tearooms were
discussing the face plans and face-paint for a production at one of the local
schools I was in my element. Good courteous people, make up chat and I even bumped
into one of my Bras2U customers! I was well at home and hadn’t even got up to
the counter yet to get drinks! Not only was I right at home but the chair the
belly dancing group gave up for me was right next to a plug – RESULT.
Often these independent tea rooms can be
expensive and overpriced due to their location and lack of buying power, yet
the prices in the Tagwell Tearooms were great! Even better priced than anywhere
else in the town. For a pot of tea it was £1.60 and £1.50 for a handmade cupcake.
The tea was served in lovely blue china by
friendly, smiley staff (I’m so over dull, lifeless faces) in a beautifully
Isn’t it odd how in a new or warm
environment allows us to focus and concentrate, feel inspired and have a much
Good company is also a real perk. Sometimes
it’s from people you don’t even know, never met again.
“ It’s good for you, it’s fruit!”
Said one of the belly dancers to the other.
She bought the cake.
I quietly sipped tea whilst going over my
social media bits and bobs, it’s quite nice for a bit of solitude, yet in an
environment where you’re able to join in conversation with strangers easily. I
love meeting new people I do.
After my first cup of tea I poured my
second. Whilst pouring, my cupcake was giving me the eye. The time had come to
devour a little vanilla. The rich plump
icing was beautifully soft and absorbent of the base’s moisture, really light
sponge. Washed down with some sweet tea
and sweet background chatter I began to write again, then to type.
“Shut the bloody door!”
The thing that struck me whilst being there
was the lack of courtesy some people have. Not holding doors or shutting them
and leaving their table in a mess. I would never dream of doing any of those
things out or at home for that matter. It’s about time people got manners it
A little while later and several times
getting up and down to close the door after some inconsiderate bastard, I got
the munchies and decided it was time to munch!
I ordered a “Tagwell’s Afternoon Tea” which
basically meant an awful lot of cake!
It arrived on a cute tiered tray with a
huge pot of coffee. There were three types of sandwiches, salad, cream tea and
a cupcake of my choice! The sandwiches were divine! Thick cut ham, cream cheese
and cucumber and egg mayo all cut into triangles all this for just £6.80 a good
deal, fresh and made to order and bought to you with a smile!
The clotted cream on the scone combined with
the jam was pure luxury! I’ve spent too much time apart from scones. I decided
I couldn’t stomach another cupcake and by this time it had stopped raining so I
decided to head back before another downpour and take the lemon and blueberry
cupcake back to the office with me for one lucky team member!
Overall I was very impressed with the
tearooms, their selection available, happy staff and loyal customers!
I will be frequently occupying the window
seat, you know, the one with all the cakes on.
Here are some of the other cakes they have to offer!