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There is something extremely luxurious about catching up over an afternoon tea: the sense of endless time and food I think. My favourite places for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire are collected here. One of the featured being the food of the home-cooked, locally produced Willingham Auctions Cafe.
Based north of Cambridge in the village of Willingham, this cafe is a great coupled with a wander through the auction rooms. This visit, we opted for the afternoon tea- one traditional and one savoury.
Savoury Afternoon Tea:
We start with the sandwiches, though its hard to resist the varying tasty savoury bakes. These bakes include a delicious slice of cheesy quiche, a sausage and pickle roll, a wedge of brie, a scotch egg and freshly baked cheese scones. All served with homemade pickles.
The Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Next to the cakes. A range of home-baked treats here including a cream meringue, blueberry and lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownie and our favourite the Biscotti cake. Fresh fruit is arranged around the cake and offers balance to the indulgence I like to think!
After more chatting and resting time we move on to the scones. These fruit and cinnamon scones are really delicious and force us to eat through the fullness, determined not to waste a bit. I should add here that we were offered a doggy bag to take leftovers home but were clearly enjoying ourselves too much.
All of this washed down with copious amounts of tea; peppermint for both of us this time. It’s worth noting here that the loo is outside but we found that this offered us the chance for a stretch and some fresh air between stages.
This is a very generous and relaxed experience. The cafe is dog friendly too so inclusive for our furry family. Great service and a great place to catch up and over indulge- we will be back!
Willingham Auctions Cafe invited us to review their afternoon tea, but as ever, all opinions expressed are my own.
For our other local recommendations click here.
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Warm dog coats are essential kit for our fair-weather whippets. We have been huge fans of our Equafleece Slim Jumpers for a few years now (see our review here) but after years of hard wearing and regular washing we needed new ones. Our heads were turned by the beautiful Redhound for Dogs fleece jumpers we had seen pictured on Instagram and thought we would give them a try for two main reasons.
Firstly, the high neck are excellent for those really chilly days- Jarvis does love a neck covering. The neck can be pulled right up to cover the ears for extra warmth. The fabric is really soft and cosy.
The Pee Problem:
Secondly after many years and many washes, the fleeces we were using had become a bit saggy on our boys and so they had started to have the odd ‘pee on my fleece problem.’ Not pleasant! Redhound fleeces have an elasticated facing so can be stretched over a hounds deep chests but then fit snugly into their tummies. Extra warm and no peeing accidents. Perfect.
The fleece jumper also keeps the dogs dry in drizzle, light rain or light snow, although is not fully waterproof. We use the blizzard coats for those really wet days. The fabric is designed to be washed frequently as Redhound are hound owners who are used to the smelly rolling antics.
Ordering with Redhound was easy and we received a 10% discount for ordering two fleeces at the same time. Measuring guidelines on the website are thorough so it was very straightforward and they arrived in literally a couple of days. Perfect timing as the plummeting temperatures have called for constant fleece wearing since we received them. In sub-zero conditions we have layered the fleece up under the blizzard coats from Pointy faces which has made the whippets really snug.
Warm Dog Coats:
A few weeks on and we are loving our fleeces. They fit snugly and are a huge hit with our boys. And don’t they look gorgeous!
*Top tip: To get the fleece on insert head then one leg carefully at a time. I pop the paw in and let the whippets guide the rest of the leg down. To remove fleece, gently encourage head down, slide fleece over head first, then roll down to feet- et voila!
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