Young Ladies About Town
The girls living and laughing their way around London, meeting lots of fascinating folk along the way...
Anyone for a biscuit?
There is nothing like sitting down on a rainy day (of which we seem to be having many) with a hot cup of tea and some biscuits to dunk.
So going along to Bakehouse Factory’s The British Biscuit Festival on Friday (in the rain, of course) I was looking forward to having some tea, dunking some biscuits and taking part in some-biscuit themed tournaments.
Before taking part in any games, one always has to warm up. When at a biscuit festival the best way to warm up is to attend the build your own biscuit workshop run by The Cake Conjurer. Baskets filled with biscuits waiting to be covered with chocolate cream, vanilla cream or orange cream and then topped off with caramel, marshmallow or popcorn, it was a truly tasty warm up for the taste buds!
Then came the serious part of the day- the Hob Nobly knees competition. With Jammy Dodgers strapped to my knees, I had to dance about with breaking the biscuits. After three rounds against a worthy competitor it was a draw. The tie breaker? A digestive biscuit placed on my forehead which I had to slide down my face and catch in my mouth using no hands. It was tough, but this young lady about town wouldn’t let The Lady down! I managed to steal a victory and walked away with a goody bag of biscuity treats.
And the fun didn’t stop there. With a tea dance, bisc-ART competition, science experiments and more it was a biscuit tin full of fun!
This was the first British Biscuit Festival and I’m sure that next year it will be bigger and better. And I will be there to defend my Hob Nobly Knees title.
Words by Melonie Clarke
Daily tip from the lady archive
"DEEPLY-ROOTED is the idea that men are indifferent to dress, while the ladies, God bless them, think of nothing else"The Lady, With Prejudice, 8th January, 1942