Sunday, 31 October 2010

Practice Scones for first tea party : )

So today i tried to bake a few items in practice for the first Secluded Tea Party....

Hairy Bikers new cook book suggests a great recipe from the WI, using Natural Yoghurt instead of lots of butter, so i gave it a go.... A little denser than my last batch of Mary Berry creations, but delicious all the same : ) .... Have a virtual taste by nosing at the photos below:

Will be sharing these treats so that we don't eat them all here haha!

MSF xxx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I am very pleased to (FINALLY!) announce.....

...... the first ever Very British Tea Party on Sunday 21st November 2010 from 2pm to 4pm....and boy am i excited now haha! - It's finally happening, hurrah : )

I will be hosting my first event at a secret indoor venue in the Cambridgeshire Countryside, and will be very happy to welcome guests for the afternoon, sharing my home cooking and enjoying my first attempt at entertaining a room filled with like-minded but very different fellow tea drinkers and cake eaters!



A Complimentary Mocktail on arrival

Pancetta, Pea & Mint Tart

A Selection of Sandwiches:

Cream Cheese & Cucumber
Egg Mayonnaise & Cress
Honey Cured Ham & Garlic Jam)

A Selection of freshly made Scones (Courtesy of the Hairy Bikers)
served with Clotted Cream & Strawberry Preserve

Decadent Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Miss Sue Flays' Signature Boozy Black Forest Cupcakes

And not forgetting a fantastic selection of whole leaf teas, courtesy of, served in a selection of beautiful china crockery.


Dress Code:
Keep it country...or full on Cocktail Hour....Your Choice! ( I will of course be dressing to impress for my first event!)

Needless to say, you will come away feeling stuffed and own some of Cambridgeshire very happiest bellies indeed!

Suggested Donation will be £12 per person.

10 Places left RSVP to save your place now...!

Contact me through Twitter, Facebook or email at:

The secret venue will be announced to all guests after placing your donation.

Should you have any special dietary requirements, vegetarian requests etc, then please do let me know on booking and i will be happy to accommodate. 


(Please note... you must be able to travel to a countryside/secluded location for most tea parties, and public transport cannot be guaranteed). 

I hope to meet you at my first Secluded Tea Party!


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Plan B - The Venue Hunt is ON!


...After months of waiting for my roaming venue to be complete and ready to go....there are still teething problems and it is all taking longer than i had anticipated.

This is just to keep my fellow Tea Party followers in the loop...i haven't forgotten you ...and believe me...i am currently living, breathing, feeling, touching, thinking and even DREAMING everything "Tea, Cake and Tea Party"!

I am having sleepless nights wondering what i can do to make my attempt at carrot cake world famous and make everybody want to come and try a piece of my attempt at carrot cake world domination!

I am day dreaming about what fabulous piece of crockery i am going to find next to add to the table!

I also now have more and more additions to my mailing list (On a daily basis) and this is growing and growing before i have even started, so i am dead chuffed with myself...who would have thought it....Miss Sue Flay has FINALLY found her place in life!


I am currently in talks with a few venues accross Cambridgeshire, 2 of which i am very close to wanting to book, so watch this space wannabe-guests!...... Your time to join me is very very close now : )

Keep reading.... and hopefully we shall meet very soon!

In the meantime...I shall keep tasting different tea and pretending i know which one i like the best...and well.....cake tasting continues....of course! (It's such a hard life, it really is!)

Miss Sue Flay


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Well Then... What a week so far!

And what a lovely week i am is moving fairly quickly, but i have been enjoying various activities (Including A *Friendly*(!?!?) BootCamp session....Hmm...not sure this was as friendly as i would have liked...i hurt for days after oof...Only JUST starting to walk down the stairs without crying haha...
.....Seeing the LOVELY and talented Plan B in concert - Swoon!....
....As well as enjoying a lovely afternoon of cream teas at great prices at a local venue....Byrons Lodge.... What a lovely place and Judith was just the greatest host- Highly recommended : )

I also found out I had been given a blog award by the lovely Natasha who i had met at my first ever Underground Tea Party, her blog is called Tea, Love & Anarchy and she is well worth a read!

The conditions that come along with this reward are:
1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog along with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.
3. Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.

My recently discovered blogs that I love are:

1- Natasha Bailie Vintage Clothing Co
2- ... tales from Betty & Violet
3-  Caramel A La Fleur De Sel
4- Shin Shin
5- Afternoon Tea Total
6- I Heart Cupcakes
7- Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
8- Feasts and Festivals
9- Adventures in Cake
10- Chocolate Log Book
11- Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
12- Have your Cake and Tweet It
13- Indy Grrrl
14- Plurabelle Books
15- 1950s Unlimited

Have a fabulous week everyone : )


Friday, 15 October 2010


My Fiance......

... (Who does not like the Alias MR FLEY.... Fair enough ; )

So we racked our brains, and i am very pleased to introduce you all to......

Mr ..... Scott.....Chegg : )

He has been an absolute STAR in the kitchen, helping me with recipes and ideas, and i love him very much!

Some of you may well meet him at one of my tea parties, and if you do..... feel very honoured, he is a LEGEND! Hehe.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

I need to get myself to Ikea!

Now...If this doesn't make you want to go to Ikea, i really don't know what will ; ) hehe

This is so cute, and i have to go to finalise a few bits and pieces for The Secluded Tea Party i may well be prompted to take a visit to my local store sometime very soon!...