Wonderful London long weekend. It started off with a visit to the Horse Guards Museum where I was persuaded to don a helmet with plume in the dressing up area. It was very heavy and I couldn’t see a thing until I realised it was on back to front. Giggling over, we were much more sedate over afternoon tea at the Ritz where even the Ladies Powder Room is glitzy enough for a photo opportunity. A visit next day to Portobello Road ended with us participating in a Chinese Tea Ceremony. We sampled a tea prepared for us with great care and served in tiny egg-cup size cups. By the time the cups had been re-filled with due reverence several times we had had a decent cup-full. Lovely weekend but good to be back in the quiet of the Devon countryside after the hustle and bustle.