Faraway Files #42

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For some reason I’m feeling all nostalgic for Britain. Well, I know that reason but I’m not quite ready to share that on here just yet.

There are a lot of great things about the country I have lived in for a third of my adult life. Its history and culture are some of the main reasons I first moved here many moons ago and continue to be the things that fascinate me today.

In equal parts I enjoy and find infuriating the rituals and social norms that define life in the UK. Some might think the culture in Australia is very similar but it really, on many fronts it is not.

One of the things I absolutely enjoy is the ritual of afternoon tea.. but more on that later.


Thanks to everyone who joined our Faraway Files link up last week. My favourites were all from Britain!:

Discovering the fascinating history and coveting the ruby red slippers at the Norwich Museum shared by Tara

Trish’s emotional tribute to her son and the city that hosted his student years – Exeter – on his graduation day

Good things come in small packages.. like the tiny town of Millport and its painted crocodile rock shared by Chiera


Afternoon tea cake

Did you know that it is Afternoon Tea week? I can’t think of a better way to cap off a trip to London than indulging in one of England’s favourite rituals, the delights of afternoon tea.

I actually don’t like standard tea so I always choose peppermint but I still love the decadence and ceremony that comes with this meal. This week’s post contains my suggestions for afternoon tea in London.


About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.


How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week I’m hosting the link up on Untold Morsels so link up a travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available below to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least one other.

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers


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6 Comments

  1. 17th August 2017 / 8:09 AM

    Thank you so much for choosing my Exeter post as one of your favourites. Looking forward to joining in again today. It’s such a great linky: I’ve found so many interesting bloggers who are Faraway Files fans too!

    • 17th August 2017 / 9:34 AM

      Thank you Trish, it’s always a pleasure reading your posts. I love our little community

  2. How pretty is that little puff! Afternoon tea is something so very very British to me and I could definitely get behind the pomp of it for a special outing! But can the “tea” sometimes be fizzy instead?

    • 17th August 2017 / 9:31 AM

      I like its bling too! That particular tea came with unlimited prosecco – naturally I partook!

  3. 17th August 2017 / 2:33 PM

    Great, now all I can think is afternoon tea… with proper scones!
    #FarawayFiles

  4. 17th August 2017 / 3:03 PM

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as afternoon tea week! Sounds like a good excuse to go out for a bite to eat!

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