“The Old Waverley is much more than a hotel, it’s an Edinburgh landmark”
My feet are still hurting from the amount of walking I did today and I’m exhausted but I just had to write this post ASAP and share my day with you guys because I had one of the loveliest afternoon’s in a long time.
I was so excited and eager to get myself dressed and out the door today as I was meeting the lovely Sarah Dickinson from www.writingrambling.co.uk for some afternoon tea. Sarah is a good friend of mine whom I have wrote ‘snail mail’ letters to for over a year now and who I keep in touch with regularly across various social media platforms. She was one of the first ever bloggers who reached out to me and welcomed me in to the community and I am eternally grateful to her for that. Sarah lives in England and as you know I’m from Glasgow, Scotland. She was down in Edinburgh for a few days sightseeing and we decided to meet up for a chinwag & some tea (or in my case: hot chocolate)…
The lovely Hayley from www.waterpainteddreams.com also came along. I had never spoke to her before or stumbled across her in the blogging community but she was a lovely soul and also so easy to talk to! She was a friend of Sarah’s and I’m super glad I had the opportunity to meet her.
Sarah had made a reservation at The Old Waverley in Edinburgh, Princes Street, right in the heart of the city. I had never really been in Edinburgh before; I’d passed through but never really explored or ventured out anywhere – apart from a trip to the zoo last year!
Apparently The Old Waverley is notorious in Edinburgh and is known for it’s afternoon tea with a view: And now I know why.
I felt like royalty; sitting there in a throne-like chair in a fancy room with good music – not to mention the astounding view.
We got to choose a filled sandwich and a scone and we were surprised with lots of sweet treats (of the chef’s choosing). There was a good variety of deserts there for us – but we couldn’t eat them all after our lunch. We were stuffed. The hot chocolate was heavenly – very rich but lovely all the same. I had two pots of it all to myself. I thoroughly enjoyed my scone with jam and cream. Quick question: What do you put on first? The cream then the jam? Or the jam then the cream?
It was honestly such a pleasant afternoon. I truly enjoyed myself and definitely want to go back to Edinburgh now and explore it a bit more. After lunch, Sarah and I did do a bit of shopping and wandering, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. We had such an excellent catch up and it was definitely a day well spent.
I would go back to The Old Waverley. Definitely. I’d never had ‘Afternoon Tea’ before so this was my first time and it was such a great experience.
Thank you for a wonderful day Sarah and Hayley – and of course to the Old Waverley.
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