Here’s a puzzle.
If I had to name a world expert on sweets, cakes and cream teas it would be my wife. In the car the other day, we were chatting about when we get our place and what sort of welcome people would expect when they arrive at their holiday stay. I was telling her about something I’d read on Mumsnet* where a big plus was given for a home made cake on arrival.
Now despite her fine appreciation of all things sweet and cakey (is that a real word?), neither of us are any good at all at baking. I love to cook and think I’m pretty good at it but somehow the art of baking a decent cake has passed me by.
I know what we could do, I said, scones aren’t too difficult, we could make those and leave a cream tea in their kitchen. And this is the puzzle, because with hardly a pause, her response was “oh no, a cream tea would be so wrong”.
So there we have it. Apparently cream teas are delicious, everyone likes them (both of those statements quoting my wife) but there’s a time and a place. And that time and place isn’t waiting for you in the kitchen when you arrive at your holiday home.
* You can view the Mumsnet article here.