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Did you know you can enjoy an afternoon tea underneath the Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the main vocal points of Greenwich which many people gaze upon and even board. However did you know that you can enjoy an afternoon tea under her?

I had the pleasure of being invited on a complimentary basis to take a tour of the Cutty Sark before enjoying an afternoon tea under her belly.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship and was built back in 1869 to challenge the best tea clippers on the China tea run.

Built on the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland for Jock Willis Shipping Line, the Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

For her first few years the Cutty Sark was used to transport tea back and forth from England to China before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.

In 1895 the Cutty Sark was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth in Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College in Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to here in Greenwich within a permanent dry dock for the public to enjoy.

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Ready, steady, cake – Cookery School

I love cooking and baking so when I was invited via the Cookery School to do whatever class I wished I just had to opt for cakes as I have a sweet tooth. Firstly though let me explain more about the Cookery School which is based at Portland Street just of Regents Street in London.

Cookery School at Little Portland

Cookery School is about sustainability which has always been a key part of Cookery School at Little Portland Street’s ethos. Since 2003, the schools founder Rosalind Rathouse, has been inspiring and teaching students how to cook food with confidence using her principle-led teaching approach that provides sustainable learning.

Cookery School is about learning how to cook and been sustainable. They provide a number of different varied classes and courses throughout the year from sausage making to cake baking.

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Spooktacular fundraising night – The Mortlock’s Halloween 2018

For the past ten years I and my husband Jason have decorated our house up for Halloween to give the children in the area a frightfully good scary night.

However over the past five years we decided to also help fund raise money for charities.  This year we helped to raise funds for The Maypole Project.

The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project aims to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs and disabilities and to support their family members as well as others who are affected by their suffering and in certain cases, bereavement.

They aim to educate, support and preserve the mental and physical well-being of carers and professionals working with such families and help them with issues of loss and bereavement. Continue reading

Gin and cake lovers heaven – Fentimans Gin Bakery

The G&T season maybe over but Fentimans has bought to London it’s first UK pop up gin bakery which popped up for three days (21-23 September) in Portobello Road at Pearl & Groove Bakery. Continue reading

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