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Archive for July, 2014

it’s time… commonwealth games

Friday, 4 July 2014

You may or may not be aware that our lovely city, Glasgow, is hosting this year’s Commonwealth Games. There is a real buzz about the city. Everyone is talking about it with excitement or a little bit of worry…

I am excited about the games but I’m a so worried about the impact it will have on the little tearoom. Our street, Old Dumbarton Road will have parking restrictions which means that people who visit the tearoom by car will not be able to park nearby during the Games. I am also a little concerned about how I will get to work myself as it looks likely that I won’t be able to drive to work either!Kelvingrove Bandstand

On the other hand there will be literally thousands of spectators in the nearby bowling green and bandstand in Kelvingrove Park who hopefully are in the mood for cakes and loose leaf tea.


To cope with the possible demand for cake and loose leaf tea we will be extending our opening hours. During the Games we will be open every day until 6pm.

I am hoping to find answers to my questions regarding parking etc next week otherwise you will find me in a little tent camped outside the tearoom as I haven’t found a way to get to and from work! :-)

time for a break…

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

We have had a busy wee year so far in the tearoom. Our recent tea dance event took quite a bit or organising and even though I loved every bit of it, I was planning it while still working full time in the tearoom so needless to say. I’m pretty pooped. I treated myself to Saturday off and took myself off glamping. On this trip I went to stay in a wee Summer house essentially at the bottom of a man’s garden. A  big garden you must understand. On a farm. Not a suburban garden. hat would be odd…

Next to our secluded little summer house was a duck pond and chicken coop. We couldn’t really have gotten closer to nature, comfortably that is. I thought I’d share some of my snaps with you. Of the summer house and the beautiful garden. I could’ve stayed all week…

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If you wanted to see more about the Summer Howf, you can have a look at their website here.