I was lucky enough to have a cheeky little visitor last week in the form of Jen, who I met at the camp I worked at over the summer. She lives in Oxford so all she had to do was jump on the X5 bus and then fall into my awaiting, outstretched arms.
While we were at camp, Jen and I realised that we had a lot in common very quickly, most prominently, our love of tea and cakes. What better place to take her than Pinnies in Godmanchester for afternoon tea! Instead of taking the boring route of driving there, we decided to get the river boat from Brampton Mill which is run by the wonderful Captain Tim for only £3 for a return trip!
As we cruised down the river, Captain Tim pointed out where the heron family lives and the mother heron’s perching place every evening. He was very chatty and made us feel very welcome on his boat (apart from when he decided it would be funny to sound the horn just to make us jump).
When we got off the boat in Godmanchester, we arranged with Captain Tim that we would give him a call when we were heading back to the docking point after our tea and he would pick us up and take us back to the car.
Now, I am a HUGE Pinnies tea shop fan and I can’t go there without ordering the full afternoon tea which includes sandwiches, crisps, salad, scones, cream, jam, a choice of cake AND unlimited tea, all for under £10 per person. The only complaint that I would have is that it’s becoming very popular and busy and they could really do with extending or relocating to a bigger shop as you do feel like you’re sitting on top of other people. As well as that, it’s difficult to gossip about the people on another table when they’re only a foot away from you!
When we got home, we were both absolutely shattered from our hard day’s work of eating cake and drinking tea so crashed on the sofa to watch a cheeky bit of reality TV.
I was also sent some pamper products by the lovely people over at Freeman Beauty to try out including their Feeling Beautiful facemasks and bare foot scrub ranges. I tried the dead sea minerals mask and Jen had the chocolate & strawberry mask on. They were both great and our skin felt a lot softer when we had removed them, plus they’re great for taking silly pictures!