Monday, 27 June 2011

Vintage Sunday

Yesterday was a day full of summery joy. In the afternoon I went along to Miss Sue Flay's vintage tea party at The Barn at Kneesworth. It was a cake-filled treat. Sue Flay surpassed herself once again. She treated her glamourous vintage-loving guests to a table laden with goodies. There were carrot cakes in jam jars, scones topped with caramalised pecans, ice cream cupcakes, a raspberry ripple cake and of course finger sandwiches for all.

Mini carrot cakes in jam jars

Ice cream cupcakes - filled with sponge and toffee

As well as a fill of cakes there was also enchanting music from Kate Garner and the chance to have a browse and a shop at the barn. If you haven't been along to The Barn at Kneesworth yet then do go - there's vintage clothes and gowns, children's toys and a play area and a huge selection of nearly new children's clothes and maternity wear.
My delightful place setting

The raspberry ripple cake

Scones and vintage shades

The lovely Kate Garner entertained us all afternoon

Tempting bits and bobs from The Vintage Shed at The Barn at Kneesworth

Clothes from The Vintage Shed - I was tempted by those floral shorts!

The party in full vintage swing!

Miss Sue Flay has more exciting events coming up - including a Zombie Tea Party on 8th July and a Punting Party on 14th August, you can book up at The Secluded Tea. Great cake guaranteed!

Come the evening I went along to Singing on the River at King's College. It was a magical occasion - the choir sang from punts and treated the crowds to a range of numbers, from choral to current pop. Their take on SClub7's Never Had a Dream Come True was genius and my clear favourite. Cee Lo Green's Forget You had me tapping my foot on the punt as well. There were shouts of encore for Danny Boy, and the gathered crowds all sang along to Minnie the Moocher. A highly recommended evening out in Cambridge. We went along through The Cambridge Punting Company (@letsgopunting)who looked after us very well indeed.

The choir belting out some great numbers

The crowds enjoying the concerts. Those on the punts had front row seats!


  1. Oh Sian, Thank you so much for such a lovely write up... The Vintage Tea Party was so much fun!...And glad to see you enjoyed the punting with Simon and your fellow Puntee's!... What a fab day you had!... Perfect weather for both activities! Miss Sue Flay x

  2. Sounds blissful. And that raspberry ripple cake is amazing - would Miss Sue Flay be prepared to share the recipe?! x