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sweet offerings

It was only recently did I notice that a lot of my blog friends were new or soon-to-be mommies. There’s that compassion for family that brings us together, and as you know from following c&é, I’m extremely close to my own. The thought of motherhood scares me as I’m still in the climbing phase of self-growth. That’s not to say that in the future, I hope to have my very own offsprings.

My mother has instilled the very best she could in me. Providing me with opportunities that she was limited from, helping me overcome the obstacles that she knew I’d meet, a protective bubble that didn’t dare to hold me back from a single thing. I honestly feel (a bit sappy writing thing, but) blessed to have such a prominent woman standing right behind me with just a subtle push of encouragement. To be fair, I don’t think my words today are doing justice…

It was natural that I wanted to treat my mom for {American} mother’s day and her birthday. We have this mother-daughter tradition to do afternoon tea wherever we travel together. The last one we did was in Edinburgh, and it was a beautiful experience. I was a bit skeptical about visiting a local tea room, until I was told by a few that it was a sweet, little place.
 

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and on that day…

The door was wide open, exceptionally inviting, and the moment I walked in it was as if I was in the English countryside. Each table with its mismatched crockery and a few gilded details. There were teapots and sugar cubes and lots of mismatched florals.

The three-tiers of absolutely perfection came out and though we knew we should have started with the sandwiches, we cheekily went for the mini-homemade pastries. As my mom contemplated her next move, I made a dive for the scones and generously applied cream and jam, sharing one-half with her {in the end she joyfully had 3 halves}.

We washed down the last bits of our three-tiers with earl grey with notes of jasmine {and extra dollop of milk for me, please} and then made our way back home whilst reminiscing about our afternoon in Edinburgh…
 

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Dickens Coffee & Tea Room

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3801 W Lake Mary Blvd #171
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
United States

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