It was afternoon tea for five at chez Chiara today to celebrate Mother’s Day. Nothing was perfect; there was no white linen and the crockery certainly didn’t match. But we did have homemade sandwiches (in true afternoon tea style, they were minus their crusts), Prosecco, endless pots of tea and cupcakes from Cuckoo’s Bakery. Candles burned scenting the room with delicate vanilla, whilst Birdy played in the background, soothing us further. In case you hadn’t already guessed, it was a lovely day. I hope you all enjoyed Mother’s Day too!