Jubilee Lodge celebrates afternoon tea week
This week is national afternoon tea week, residents and the team celebrated with sweet treats, finger sandwiches and of course, a cup of tea.
Afternoon tea week was established to help secure a tradition that has graced British afternoons since the 1840’s. In those days, dinner often wasn’t served until 8pm, and lunch wasn’t actually a thing, so what was a hungry person to do? Create a new mini meal in the middle of the day of course! Traditionally this meal contains tiny finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and sweet dainties like cakes and pastries to help lift the spirits, bolster energy, and see you through the rest of the day.
This year afternoon tea week has been rather hot, so the residents added their own twist to the tea and included clotted cream ice-cream too, yum! The talented chef at Jubilee Lodge baked fresh scones and one of the residents said "I haven't had a scone this delicious in a long time! They're good, aren't they?"