It’s true, Saturdays are definitely made for afternoon tea!
And what could be better than afternoon tea in the beautiful Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire while being entertained by the fabulous D-Day Darlings?!
You might have guessed… that’s exactly what we did on Saturday!
Months ago we spotted a little add in a local paper advertising the event… we knew nothing of the D-Darlings and the only thing we knew of Beaumanor Hall was Lisa’s hazy recollection of a residential trip with school back in the 1980s!
We arrived at Beaumanor far too early, but that worked in our favour as the gardens are lovely and it was such a beautiful Spring day… so we flounced around and posed around the flowerbeds to capture our favourite Vivien of Holloway outfits on camera.
For tea, we had a table just for the two of us, right in the middle of the room… how lucky we were, as this put us up front with the perfect view of the D-Day Darlings!
Our singers were Emily and Charlotte, who entertained with a number of good old British wartime numbers and some beautiful songs from the Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynn – we didn’t know many to sing along to, but it was a delight to listen and wave our Union Jacks!
Our tea was delicious… a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries – we couldn’t eat it all, but the staff happily boxed up our leftovers.
The D-Day Darlings perform at a number of events throughout the UK – please do look out for them as not only are they wonderful singers and performers, they also support the Royal British Legion and have raised over £40,000 to date.
Beaumanor Hall also boasts some wartime history, known most of all for being a listening station for Bletchley Park in WWII. You can join a history tour or visit for Sunday lunch, curry nights and, perhaps best of all, weddings!
We thoroughly enjoyed out afternoon at Beaumanor and would love to visit again 🙂
Siobhan wore a Vivien of Holloway ‘Bonnie’ dress, Rocket Originals ‘Lucy’ shoes and Shazam Vintage Hair Flowers with a Mia Tui bag. Lisa wore a Vivien of Holloway Bombshell dress and bolero, Clarks shoes, her own homemade hair flowers and carried a Peach Accessories handbag.