26 July 2012

Putting on the Ritz

Kay has had a rather elongated 21st birthday which has lasted nearly two weeks. It started on the actual day itself (14 July) when we celebrated quietly with my mother, going for an Italian meal and finishing off with seeing Les Miserables. Then a week later she celebrated in more flamboyant style with her uni and school friends (as also reported here). Yesterday was one last little celebration for just her and me - a special something to remember for all time for the both of us. I feel, in the absence of Greg, as if I have had to be both mother and father to Kay at this momentous stage of her life and wanted to make up for the lack of Greg in her life right now.

We went here.....




....and took afternoon tea at 5.30pm.






It was exquisite and well worth the money. Something we will both remember for a very long time.

Afterwards we waddled with glucose-laden tummies down Piccadilly, looked at the new Bomber Command memorial



and on past Buckingham Palace, where the usual policemen on the beat were carrying machine guns. All a bit menacing but meant to protect us in the run-up to the Olympics which open tomorrow.



10 comments:

Nota Bene said...

Tea at the Ritz...that's puttin' on the style!

Furtheron said...

The bobbies at St Pancras station have suddenly started walking around with machine guns... I have to say I don't like the feel of that personally - seems just wrong in England

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Tea at the Ritz is very special and will be long remembered I am sure. It is on my "to do" list.

Working Mum said...

Tea at the Ritz would be my idea of heaven! What a lovely memory you've created for Kay for her birthday. Happy 21st, Kay!

Kelloggs Ville said...

A continuing Happy Birthday to Kay :)

As Furtheron says the bobbies at St Pancras now have machine guns but they are more than happy to pose for a photo with you whilst they hold the guns. I saw a number of people doing it, so it's ok they are definitely still our 'bobbies'.

SH -ic said...

super .. hört sich gut an .. sounds good ..

Ellen said...

What a fabulous treat - as you say, something to remember for all time x

Flowerpot said...

What a lovely idea - glad yuou enjoyed the day!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I've stood outside the Ritz but never been in!

Only 21 once, good on Kay for making the most of her celebrations - certainly a birthday to remember.

CJ x

mischy said...

You guys are lucky. You've been at the Ritz. That's amazing. That's the best present for me if it were my birthday.
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