We made it to London and had a delicious Afternoon Tea at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, I cannot recommend this hotel enough, we had a Groupon Voucher, so our Tea was half the price it would be normally, they do not treat you any differently if you have a voucher (which is not always the case). They had an incredible selection of tea varieties, coffee too, the sandwiches and cakes were exquisite, freshly baked scones both fruit and plain, delicious sandwiches were all made with the most delicious bread, how they can make a cucumber sandwich taste so delicious is beyond me! They freshly made cakes were: A lemon Mousse on a base called Hazelnut Financier (no I haven't heard of it either) it was yummy though, there was lovely Rhubarb Crumble Tart and a Wild Berry Chocolate Mousse Dome, Paul had to finish mine too. It was all an absolute delight and the waitresses were delightful.
We then walked down a very busy Oxford street to our Hotel, we arrived and were greeted with a warm chocolate cookie, I am guessing its a Hilton thing, nice touch though! The lady checked us in and directed us to the lift, unfortunately my wheelchair wouldn't fit in the lift, no matter how we tried, so we ended up going to the concierge who took us through the Service lift that was, well not the cleanest thing I have ever seen! We got to the room and well, we couldn't get the wheelchair through the door, the room was tiny and very tired, the bathroom was grim and the shower was in a bath which was not ' accessible, you know I must have said to that booking agent about 15 times that I needed an accessible room, the wet room and enough room to get the wheelchair in. So we packed our stuff bac on the wheelchair and went back down to reception and explained the situation, the lady that checked us in said that she did think that when she checked us in, apologised and found us a ground floor room, that was huge, we were in a corridor called Premium Deluxe Rooms, so we got extras like bathrobes, slippers, huge bathroom, huge bed too. ( I am guessing that you don't usually get these rooms if you book through Late Rooms on a special deal price. It was nice to have a bit of luxury included in our bargain price!!
Now onto the Happy News and today's cards, Danielle has been asked to join the Design Team for Hobbybase, it wasn't a Website that I had heard of but they have an amazing range of craft products for sale, including some of our favourite.
Danielle was sent some products to make some projects with and had to send them in, of course they loved her work and these are just a couple of the cards that she made, now bare in mind that Danielle doesn't 'make cards'(so she says), I think that her card making skills are fantastic! As these cards prove.
So please join me in congratulating Danielle on her new role, she is over the moon!! XXX
Well I am off for some fun in London, I hope that you all have a lovely day too,
Love and hugs to all of you,