Afternoon Tea on a London Bus!

Hey Guys,

This month, I have been celebrating the lead-up to Afternoon Tea Week here in the UK. From climbing the highest mountain in England and tucking into High Tea at the peak, to a sweet afternoon tea on-board a traditional London Routemaster bus!

My Top 5 Photography Tips for Bloggers

Hey Guys,

Last week, I was invited by HP, to attend a photography workshop led by the brilliant Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography. Adam is an extremely talented landscape photographer with his own YouTube channel. He spoke to us about the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs” and even lent his expertise to us with his own top tips for great photography. I used what I had learnt from the workshop and created my own tips, specific to bloggers. So I hope you find this useful!
HP were very generous and I was able to walk away with a HP Pavillion 15 to use for the week! I was excited to head to Kew Gardens, to create some amazing content that I could then edit on the Pavillion. I edited all the images for this blog post using Lightroom on the Pavillion 15. It was perfect for keeping up with the demanding tasks without slowing down and the picture quality was extremely high! This is down to it's graphic options (up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti graphics.) HP says: "These high-end graphics give your biggest, graphically demanding projects and multimedia experiences a boost in detail with 1080p and game without experiencing any slowdowns, hiccups, or stuttering."

*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with HP. All images were edited using Lightroom Classic on the HP Pavilion 15 – a laptop boasting state-of-the-art NVIDIA technology that allows creators to perform at their best.*

High Tea on England's Highest Mountain

Hey Guys,

It is not everyday I am offered the chance to dine at the summit of England's highest mountain. In fact, it's never! So when an email popped into my inbox from NOVELTEA and The Florist, with an invite to do just that, how could I say no? I am an avid afternoon tea lover and have written many posts on my blog about different experiences I have had, but I can assure you, none will compare to this National Afternoon Tea Week adventure!

It was a Sunday morning when my best friend Naomi and I set off for Seascale, in the Lake District. Three trains from London Euston later, and we finally arrived to the Gosforth Hall Inn, a lovely hotel nestled in the small village of Gosforth, just at the base of Scafell Pike. We were to tackle Scafell the following day, so for this evening, it was down to the local for a Roast Dinner and to get to know the other invitee's!

6am on Monday morning seemed to roll around pretty swiftly. We packed up our kit; including essentials like boiled sweets, waterproof phone case and my vlogging camera (check out the vlog on my YouTube channel!) After a quick briefing from our wonderful guides from ...... and final toilet break, it was time to begin...
I wasn't really sure what to expect of the hike. I haven't been on a hike since 2015 in California and the weather was certainly miles from the LA sun! We were met with lots of rain that made sure the first hour or so was soaking wet. We pushed through, stopping every now and again to catch our breath and have a sip of water. My hotel breakfast (full English-why did I do that?) sloshed around in my stomach, insuring I had the trifecta of medical problems - funny tummy, shortness of breath and achy legs!
Although I believed whole-heartedly that I wouldn't make it to the top, I set aside my own negative thinking and pushed through to the peak. And it was so worth it! We were greeted onto the summit with a cup of warm NOVELTEA and a High Tea feast provided by The Florist team (yes they had carried this set-up all the way to the top!)

The Florist are celebrating their new Asian-inspired menu consisting of sushi, bao buns, popadoms, guacamole, donut bites and more!
All this washed down perfectly with the delicious alcoholic tea's from NOVELTEA. I really loved it warm like a tea and cold like a cocktail. My favourite flavour is probably the whiskey to have warm and the gin for cold. 

Huge thank you to NOVELTEA, The Florist and Twist Marketing for this unforgettable experience! Make sure to head down to your nearest The Florist restaurant to enjoy this amazing High Tea menu paired with NOVELTEA, for yourself!
Where is the most impressive place you have had High or Afternoon Tea?

Eb x