I donâ€™t know about you, but I have a soft spot for all things British! I love the country, I love London, I love the quaint countryside, I love the British cooks (Nigella, Jamie, Hugh Fearnley). Three times Iâ€™ve been to the UK for holidays, and I still yearn to go back again. I have also been to New Zealand 3 times, and next week will be the 4th trip. But I always tell the kiwi Partner that the grass in England is greener. Serious!
Did you manage to catch the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee on TV? My parents were glued to the TV even until past midnight! Such is the fascination for the British Royal family, who arenâ€™t related to us in any way! The Partner likes to tell me that he has royal blood, but whatâ€™s the use of that if he canâ€™t show me my room in the castle?
Anyway, one place in Singapore you can indulge in a bit of British is at Marks & Spencer. I love it when itâ€™s Easter and Christmas. All their goodies are packaged so nicely and always so festive looking. This time round, thanks to the Queenâ€™s Jubilee and the upcoming London Olympics, Marks & Spencer has also churned out quite a few new British treats.
These Family biscuits for tea were going at $37. My GUY friend was lusting over these tins for the last 1 week and he finally succumbed to buying one today. It certainly is a pretty tin but is it worth $37?
Something cheaper if you still want to buy something. Milk Chocolate Rosette Lollipops. Great fun for wearing too. Like so.
VIP, if I say so myself.
This was what was inside the Family Biscuits for tea tin. About 3 or 4 pieces per flavour. For $37, you could probably get many more biscuits if you get them in the normal packaging. Guess the money goes into the novelty of owning the pretty box. But seriously, donâ€™t you feel like going on a picnic when you see these nibbles? I really could do with a picnic. That would be so British!
They already know what people like me are up to, so theyâ€™ve even prepared wine glasses for sale. $4 only and made of glass. Cheap enough to buy on a whim. I love the pink capped bottle!
And if you donâ€™t even want the hassle of dealing with the wine bottles, just get this rose in a plastic cup! Wow, imagine if you have this for your picnic. It will be transformed from a sweaty Singaporean picnic into an atas tai tai chit chat session!
The jam sandwich creams are my favourite cookies at Marks & Spencer. Love the sweet sticky jam encased in between 2 pieces of shortbread type cookies. Really delicious! Pile these high on a plate and you would have a nice looking dessert platter!
But thereâ€™re actually so many more to choose from. And quite cheap too..usually about $3 or less.
And not forgetting the jams and marmalade to go along with the English Breakfast tea?
Ok, so whoâ€™s up for a picnic at the Botanic Gardens with me?
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