Monday, 11 November 2013

#LDNBloggerTea: Mercer Street Hotel

On a wet and grey Saturday I found myself in London's West End off to meet with 19 women, 17 of which I had never met before.

The reason for this get together - a London Bloggers Afternoon Tea at the Mercer Street Hotel.

Kicking things off with a glass of champagne, introductions were made and names were finally placed with Twitter handles and blog titles.

Then it was on to the food.

One thing I have learned from my various afternoon tea experiences is that size is well and truly deceiving when it comes to those mini-sandwiches, cute cakes and scones - they're surprisingly filling - and the afternoon tea at Mercer Street Hotel was no different.

We were served a slight variation on the typical savoury afternoon tea fare - in place of sandwiches were chicken and pork baps,and salmon and vegetarian wraps - and the sweets certainly hit the spot. I will dream of the gooey caramel brownie.

Aside from catching up with my fellow kiwis Kelly and Emma it was wonderful to meet MandySarah, Gina and Sarah (the Texan variety) for the first time.

Sadly, there were many other faces I didn't get to chat with so I look forward to the next event.

I can't thank Selena and the ladies from for putting all this together. You are stars!


  1. It was really nice to meet you too! Hopefully see you again ~ :) Loving reading your blog!

  2. Wasn't it fun? I was thrilled to meet you and Kelly and loved hearing your fascinating stories about your family and Croatia. I believe another tea is in the pipeline which is great.

    Isn't it just the expat curse when people leave? Two of my oldest friends left, one back to SA and one onwards to Auckland and four of my 'new' expat have moved on (one of them moved home, the rest to new adventures). I went through a stage where the first thing I'd ask new expat friends was when they're moving back!

  3. What a fun day! I am so looking forward to the next one.

  4. Love your write up! It was great fun.