Tuesday, 6 June 2017

T stands for……Teacakes at Tatton

I don't know whether teacakes are just a British thing or not - I have never seen them on our travels in Europe.
This is where we went two weeks ago - the day before going to our caravan.I have the benefit of a free pass to Tatton Park(don't know why we don't go more often)which used to be given to workers of the Council Authority I worked for as a retirement gift and it is a pass for two people plus free parking which is quite a bonus!
We started by having a coffee and a shared teacake before our walk.
We sat in the courtyard - 

It was a lovely sunny day with enough clouds blowing over to make it comfortable!

We had promised ourselves a visit here for a while and think we may go back for lunch one day!
Now, If you don't mind I am going to rush you around the gardens - I have been experiencing a touch of what the Doc described as Benign Positional Vertigo and I don't want to spend too long on the computer so this will be almost without words!

It's not the quietest of places as it is quite close to the runway at Manchester Airport!

Sorry if you feel rushed - hopefully with the exercises that the Doc   showed me and some medication I shall soon be feeling fine!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Linda Kunsman said...

what a lovely excursion you have had yet again. The gardens and scenery are so beautiful- like Monet paintings! And tea cake- I'd love one with my coffee:) Happy T day Chris!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. That is an amazing place. The flowers are just gorgeous and I bet they change with the weeks but always look amazing. :) We don't have teacakes here in the US. Anything with the word cake would be sweet. Which is good, but these look really buttery and yummy. Happy T day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have never seen teacakes here, either, so they may be a British treat. I wish my grandmother was still alive. I'd ask her about them. They look lovely.

The grounds at Tatton Park are amazing. That was a great retirement gift. I was super impressed. Each of the photos was inspirational, colorful, and beautiful. I felt like I was there among the greenery, the flowers, and the waterlilies. Several of the photos reminded me of the ones Helen takes at Kew. It may have been noisy, but it was stunning to see. I especially liked the bridge. I sincerely hope you go back to share more of this beautiful place with us.

Thanks for sharing your teacakes, your coffee and tea, and Tatton Park gardens with us for T this Tuesday.

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris i do hope you get to feeling better... that can't be any fun... And looking at the photos with little words was just fine and enjoyable.. Gorgeous photos! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you are not feeling good, get better soon. We's at a dangerous age - if it's not one thing it's another! Wonderful photos of the garden, and the toasted tea cakes were of course my fave photo! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Hope you feel better soon! Love the gardens - especially the pond/lake surrounded by orange/pink azaleas.. gorgeous!! Hope we get to go here with you again. xx

chrissie said...

We once said we should write a book about all the toasted tea cakes we had eaten in different places but I am with you it has only been in the UK. They do differ so much from one place to another so we should get our heads together I reckon.

Love the look of Tatton Park it reminded of Muncaster Castle and park near Ravenglass. I have it on my list of must visits now-thank you for sharing the wonderful day out.

Happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous photos Chris, we love Tatton...I hope you feel better very soon. xxxx

Meggymay said...

Toasted teacakes and butter sound good to me, its ages since we had them, I think they will go in my next shopping basket.
The photos looked lovely Chris, sorry to read you haven't been well. hope things are improving now.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What brilliant scenery and garden and this toasted teacake must be very yummie!
Happy T-Day
dear Chris!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh your vertigo sounds terrible, I do hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for showing the gardens, they look so beautiful and I enjoyed visiting them with you 😁. Mmm, your toasted teacake looks so yummy and what a lovely setting to sit and enjoy it with a cuppa 😀. Teacakes seem to be a British thing and I have found in certain parts of Lancashire these ones are called a "currant teacake" as they use the term teacake for plain rolls too, which I hadn't heard of before. Take care and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, oh my vertigo is the absolute worse ever hope you feel better very soon.
what a gorgeous place-really loved all the photos thanks so much for sharing with us. the baby ducklings-too sweet
Happy T Day
Hugs Kathy

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Chris, sorry about your vertigo. Do you know about the Epley maneuver? [See] I hope it passes quickly.

I don't know what teacakes are even after seeing the photo. The first picture you shared of the pond with all the yellow and orange flowers is simply magical! Wouldn't that make a beautiful painting?

Feel better soon! Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

Lorraine said...

I like tatton park all the huge plants and lovely tea of course and I like the deer there too

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm sorry to hear you are not well and hope that the treatment will be successful soon.
Toasted tea cakes! Yum! I think it is typical English. We used to stop at Little Chefs where I would have toasted tea cakes with butter. I'm not sure if Little Chef still exist....
Tatton Park looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. I love the photo of the gunnera taken from the ground (or so it seems) and it looks like you are standing in a primeval forest!
Happy T-Day,

Divers and Sundry said...

Oh! How beautiful! That's a retirement gift that would thrill me :)

I second the Epley positioning for vertigo suggested earlier. It doesn't help with all kinds of vertigo but works for some. I hope yours passes soon.

We should import teacakes. It looks like it would go well with the coffee I'm drinking now ;)

Happy T Tuesday

CJ Kennedy said...

Wow! The colors were amazing! Almost like Fall. I loved the Japanese garden. It looks like a very peaceful place. If it's noisy the cute duckies didn't seem to mind. the teacakes look a little like scones. Scones and teacakes different things?

Redanne said...

Sorry to hear about the vertigo thing, I hope the exercises and meds give you some relief. The photographs of Tatton look fabulous Chris, we don't go often enough either, perhaps because it is close to home... you certainly picked a fabulous day to go, I particularly like the Wisteria over the walkway! Hugs, Anne xx