Anyone for afternoon tea?
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Breakfast this morning was a bit of a treat: we ate at our guesthouse and had a cheese and baked bean toastie, with a mug of tea. A grand start to the day. We spent a bit of time planning our next couple of weeks, deciding where we want to go before flying out of Singapore in June.
After a quick bite to eat in the village, we decided to stretch our legs and walk the 3km over to a place we had heard did very good tea and scones. We must stress that we hardly ever eat scones at home, but have suddenly come over all nostalgic (and in our defence, we have eaten lots and lots of rice and noodles over the last few weeks). When we arrived, we had to pinch ourselves that we hadn't suddenly been beamed into the Cotswolds or a little Lake District village. 'The Smokehouse' was an authentically old black and white tudor-style house (it serves as a hotel) with leaded windows, a rose garden, and a red English telephone box in the grounds. We felt a little on the scruffy side, wishing we'd worn our pearls, but we were warmly welcomed and shown through to the conservatory, and served tea and scones with jam and cream.
The heavens opened while we were there, and we waited for a break before setting back off. It didn't last long and we were soon very wet. Thank goodness for our hot shower. We found the only place in Tanah Rata this evening that was showing the FA Cup, so we ordered some food and watched the footie.