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April 10th 2009
Published: April 10th 2009
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Who are these beautiful women?
Sunday the 5th April Anita puts on her Sunday best, meets Katrina outside Green Park tube at 11am for afternoon tea at the Ritz. It is so popular that afternnon tean has 5, 2 hour sitting everyday. Here is the website for more information (www.theritzlondon.com) but over to Anita:
One could not come to London town and not have afternoon tea at the Ritz. Particularly if you are a women over 40. Thanks Katrina for sharing this moment in time. Tony came along just to capture the event on film. We arrived early. The doorman was happy to have his photo taken with us once he had established with were New Zealanders and not Australians. I bet he says that to all the girls. We arrived early not wanting to miss a minute of our two hour sitting. The decor was sumptuous, very floral and grand . The service and food were fine. We had cream and jam scones of course, club sandwiches and a variety of small cakes. Washed down with lashings of tea, served in a dripless silver tea pot. We halfed all the cakes so we could both try everything. Another dream actualised! I am sure I will
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Less than 2 minutes and they attract a toff
cast my mind back to this occasion when I am living in Ghana and gasping for a good old cup of British tea.

I had also fogotton to share that the last weekend of March, we spent a lovely weekend with our English friends (that were on our tour in Croatia) in a little village called Lingfield, 1 hour south of London on the border of Surrey and Kent. Jo had invited us to her place, the third time we have met together. We enjoyed lovely English hospitality with a nice home cooked meal Friday night before heading down to the local for a few pints, the night eneded at 2am in a drunked haze having consumed too many honey rums (a liquer from the Grand Caneria. Satuday morning it was off to Hever Castle, the family home of Ann Boelyn. It was a very homely castle with beautiful grounds and well worth the visit .

Just a couple of things before I go. The weather of late has been brilliant, not hot, but sunny, dry and very pleasant. Not many people have good things to say about the weather over here but Anita and I have been impressed with both Spring (the spring flowers are amazing) and Autumn (the colours), England at its best. Secondly is a thanks to our work collegues for the warmth of their farewell. The staff at St Johns Street Probation have been absolutely wonderful and made us feel more than welcome. We will miss their humour and comraderie. When I left St Albans Probation six months ago the farewell was just as warm and sincere. I have not enjoyed my journey back into Probation but I have been impressed with the warmth and acceptance of fellow staff. You have all been marvelous, thank you so much.


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