My Week In Pictures 48/16

Macaron by Sabine

Ballet exams have taken up a majority of my week. My regular readers will know that I teach ballet and work for a school in Exeter that holds regular exams every term. The winter session is always a big one and takes up a few days in the week plus hundreds of hours of preparation beforehand. About 100 students will have danced their socks off for Miss Allen, our Royal Academy of Dance examiner. Fingers crossed for great results!

Around all the dancing I have squeezed in a few bits and bobs. My Nan and Tim came over on Sunday for tea and some exquisite macaron made by Sabine Orchard. A full post will follow but in the mean time let these photos get you licking your lips. Sabine sells her macaron from the Choccie Bar on Gandy Street in Exeter. Go and check her out.

I visited Ashburton to meet my lovely friend Chloe for tea, cake and a mooch around the delightful array of shops. We stopped off at Taylor’s. A traditional tea room that tempts you with the most extravagant cakes. I have to admit I tend to visit Taylor’s every time I find myself in Ashburton as the cakes are so good. I love the fact that they serve their teas from vintage teapots into vintage teacups and saucers. It really is my kind of place.

I was invited to Exeter Cookery School for the first of what I am sure will be many Christmas drinks parties. Attention Media were hosting a party for their clients but I was lucky enough to be invited as I had done a little bit of work for them over the summer. Delicious canapés and rum cocktails galore. I was in my element!!

I am really looking forward to next week. I have a few days away in St Ives so hope to explore some new foodie hotspots. Any recommendations? I’m also making my way over to THE PIG at Combe to check out their lunch menu plus have a tour of the kitchen gardens. I am very excited! I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Have a great week everyone.

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