Norway, which has been ranked highest in standard of living, life expectancy and education for the 13th consecutive year, has its perks and quirks and BIT is certainly one of them. The café first opened up in Oslo – the capital city – and is unique to Norway.
“Here is the selection of teas we have, and for the Princesses, we have hot chocolate, apple or orange juice”.
My 7-year-old niece Lucy beamed as the waiter referred to her and her 5 year-old sister as princesses and sat politely as he circled the table laying the pristine white napkins on our laps. We were at The Castle in Taunton, Somerset, for a very special afternoon tea in honour of my pregnant sister-in-law who is due at the end of September. With no one in our group ever having gone out for proper afternoon tea we didn’t fully know what to expect.
The New Forest is blessed with some of finest artisan producers and eateries in the country. The coastal market town of Lymington is home to many of them. As a leading food and drink marketing agency we went to check out some of the best places to eat and drink in this thriving foodie scene. From established fish restaurants serving locally caught crab and lobster, to a new Nordic deli serving Viking platters and a jewellery shop cafe fusion which caters for food intolerances; our team of intrepid roving reporters complied this video of our five foodie favs. And of course being Beans we had plenty of fun and lots to eat and drink along the way. Make sure you watch right to the end to see some of us in action as we visited restaurants and interviewed chefs and managers on our foodie safari. Enjoy.
In the wake of the Prudential RideLondon cycle event last week – 100 miles in and out of the capital via the Surrey Hills – I’m offering up a hellish post-watershed alternative to the children’s nursery rhyme ‘head, shoulders knees and toes’ entitled ‘head, shoulders knees and arse’. For that is the exact order of body parts hit by visitations of acute pain during the seven-hour challenge.