Tea for one


Being on our own can sometimes be a pure delight doing what you wish with nobody to tell you otherwise, but being on your own can sometimes pretty much suck. And this week it did. So instead of feeling sorry for myself (there had been too much of that going on lately) I decided to do something fun. Fun for one. So I had a tea party.
It was a cold Sunday afternoon, the weather had snuck into my immune system and I decided that the housework could wait another week whilst I made time for myself. I closed the curtains, lit the candles and turned on the fairy lights, chose a light hearted film and waited patiently for the kettle to boil.


Our cupboards are always full of treats and nibbles, so I took out a handful of my favourites biscuits and a few slices of carrot cake to keep my belly full and happy. My beautiful teapot was filled to the brim full of piping hot water and three tasty teabags to ensure that I didn't have to leave the comfort of my sofa for a fair few hours. And you know what? It was actually really nice. Afternoon tea is normally enjoyed with friends, gossiping over mouthwatering treats and sipping warm drinks, but this weekend I learnt that you can still do just as fun things on your own. And the plus side of afternoon tea for one... There's always more cake for you!

31 comments

  1. you're absolutely right, time out is always needed. it's amazing the difference a good cuppa can make isn't it? where is your mug from? it's lovely!

    Emma x
    http://sleepydaysnotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I saw your post on instagram and thought it was so cute. What a great way to cheer yourself up. Such a sweet little set up too :) xx

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  3. I'm not normally one to take time on my own, it's taken a while for me to appreciate my own company but I'm really beginning to enjoy it! And those photos have definitely made me want to head to Tesco (other supermarkets are available...) and stock up on cake and biscuits ASAP!

    Steph x

    Lay It Bare

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  4. Seeing this in Instagram form brightened up my terrible weekend, Katy! Love the little details of your set-ups, and this looks like the perfect way to recuperate and feel better about everything. I'm one of those people that really enjoys their own company; going to spend some more time doing just that after feeling drained for so long. (: x

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  5. I love a good feast for one! I usually get french fancies myself and it's just pure bliss haha. Those heart dishes are lovely stuff

    Katie » Tattyboots

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  6. Mini eggs are my fave! So glad it's that time of year again :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  7. Aw this was such a cute post! Mini eggs are my favourite! :)

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  8. Oh it looks lovely to do! When I live by myself I am going to do that too. All your food makes me hungry, it looks pretty jummy. I love this little post and your pictures. xo

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  9. I agree sometimes being on your own can be lonely, but sometimes I actually love spending time with no.1! ;) You can watch what you want on TV and not have to worry about being judged for eating all the food. xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  10. I never knew I wanted a tea set until I read this post! Beautiful :)

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  11. This just looks and sounds beyond wonderful! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. such a cute idea!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  13. This is such a cute post! I suck at being on my own, so I'm inspired by you - and these pictures are gorgeous!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  14. What a gorgeous tea set! Love this post, sweetie x

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  15. aw this is lovely :) I'm rubbish when I'm on my own, my own company is boring hahaha! But maybe a good movie and some cake might help :) x
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  16. Ahh this is so cute and a lovely way to cheer yourself up! Hope you're okay lovely :)

    Frances xx

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  17. Every now and then, I love to host tea parties for one too! It's amazing what a nice cup of tea and some sweet treats can do to improve your mood

    xx Carina
    http://windsweptwishesx.blogspot.com

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  18. hear hear :) Sometimes I get down if I'm alone too long but something like this definitely cheers you up :) By the way I ended up booking the treehouse in Kent for my boyfriend's birthday, cannot wait now! x

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  19. I've been feeling sorry for myself too and am missing my other half. I've just posted about cheering myself up with flowers and mugs of tea, but I'm thinking I should add cake aswell! Hope you feel better soon x

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  20. I'm just imagining you singing the 'Me Party' song from the Muppets film haha :) x

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  21. This looks perfect! And your tea pot is lovely. You're right, a tea party for one definitely looks like fun! :)

    Nicola xx

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  22. This is so charming :) I love the little easter eggs! What a lovely touch

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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  23. I'm obsessed with mini eggs.. I ate a whole bag on the train home today.
    Woops.
    Everything always looks so pristine.

    right-up-my-street.blogspot.com

    xx

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  24. This is such a good idea! Taking time out for yourself to just have a nice, peaceful day it so lovely, and I think everyone need to do it now and again (: seriously craving mini eggs now haha!

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  25. So cute!

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  26. I actually like being alone sometimes :) This looks like a really sweet thing to do to treat yourself to some me time :) x

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  27. Aw I love this, almost as much as I love jammy dodgers :)
    Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

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  28. I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling down :(
    Good for you picking yourself up and doing this, it looks so cute and is a great idea! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  29. I've spent so much time alone the last few years that I've gotten pretty good at doing things like this by myself, it's so nice to see others appreciating it and be reminded that it's okay to do things all by yourself sometimes :)

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  30. Where did you get the tea pot from? It is soooo cute. I want one!

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