Walk a While with Me

It is the weekend before my birthday and to celebrate (or is that commiserate), a short excursion was penciled in my diary a few weeks ago.  A weekend away was ruled out due to the timing of my bathroom repairs.

This time of year is always a little tricky for days out, because most places I enjoy visiting have shut down for the winter.  A recent post by George and Tess about Arley Arboretum inspired me to investigate the visiting times.  I found out that this weekend was the last chance to visit before it closed for the winter months.

It was too good an opportunity to miss, I arrived just in time to enjoy lunch (tea and cake) in the cafe.  I resisted my usual favourite Coffee and Walnut cake in favour of Orange and Lemon cake, it was delicious.  I was also rewarded with sunshine and shadows that highlighted the Autumn leaves at their best.  A perfect moment in time :-)

Orane & Lemon Cake

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 4th 2012

22 Responses to “Tea and Cake”

  1. Should have had Coffee & Walnut and Orange & Lemon together to see which was best ;)

  2. Claude says:

    Great Autumnal photo, with a delicious cake. May you have as much delight on your Birthday. :-)

  3. ....peter:) says:

    I can’t think of a nicer way to spend the weekend than with a stroll through the arboretum taking in all of the fall colours and finishing it off by enjoying a nice cup of tea and this delicious looking cake Cherie!
    Have a Happy Birthday this week:)

  4. Ginnie says:

    A perfect Happy Birtjhday gift, it appears, Cherry! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  5. rusty duck says:

    That’s a lovely photo of the arboretum.
    Have a very Happy Birthday this week, Cherie.

  6. elaine says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment it is always nice to have a new reader it also gives me a chance to find a new blog too. Love the beautiful autumn photo and the cake, to die for.

  7. james higham says:

    Looks delish and the food looks nice too.

  8. Suzie says:

    Do have a wonderful birthday Cherie. A whole celebratory week would be good!

  9. jamsodonnell says:

    Tea and cake….It doesn’t get better… unless you have slug of whisky too

  10. Lisl says:

    You have shared your autumn excursion, and your tea and cake!! with us, Cherie – thank you so much

  11. Happy birthday, C!
    Would you save me a piece of cake please?
    Mmmm lemon and orange would do. ;o)