Time For A Cuppa | Twinings Giveaway

Do you ever get ‘that sinking feeling’ late afternoon?

Not quite dinner time, but lunch seems a distant memory?

If you do you aren’t alone, in fact Anna the 7th Duchess of Bedford (and close friend of Queen Victoria) in the early 19th century discovered the perfect solution – afternoon tea. During this period tea consumption increased dramatically in the UK. And it seems more and more popular each passing day.

What could be more British than a cup of tea? It truly is our answer to everything, from that ‘sinking feeling’, to a long day at work, to even the most traumatic life experiences.

My afternoon tea is just about to be delivered to my desk while I type up this blog post. This isn’t a daily occurrence, it’s a special treat today (with a mini mince pie on the side – well it is 1st December!).

You know me, I like to share the love. A week or so back the postie arrived with some tea addressed to me. No we aren’t talking a pot of tea, rather a parcel from Twinings. And because Twinings really are lovely they have also kindly offered to send out a selection of tea to one of my readers.

So let’s get on with it so I can drink my tea (the mince pie has already been devoured).

For the giveaway Twinings have included some of their most Autumn/Christmassy blends, as well as the classic much loved English Breakfast:


To enter the giveaway please share who you’d most like to take afternoon tea with and why. Please do confirm you have a UK address to have the tea sent to.

My choice would probably be the very British Sir Winston Churchill – I’m thinking that might be quite an interesting afternoon tea.

Last comment to be entered in the giveaway is to be received by 8pm Friday 4th December. The tea selection will be sent to the reader selected by random generator.

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Olivia Kirby December 1, 2015, 5:21 pm

    Mary Berry – she just seems so lovely and I think she’d have a lot of stories to tell.

    • jo@simplybeingmum December 2, 2015, 7:00 pm

      Good choice – you are number 1 🙂

  • thismummylark December 1, 2015, 10:37 pm

    Choices choices! Mine would be melissa mc carthy (actress) shes hilarious so the sinking feeling wouldnt last long + i love tea and a bonus melissa is american so she probably doesnt have afternoon tea so something new for her to (assumption :p)
    uk resident yes

    • jo@simplybeingmum December 2, 2015, 7:01 pm

      I will have to investigate! You are number 2 🙂

  • hazypea December 2, 2015, 12:30 am

    Katherine Parr… I’d love to know how she really felt about Henry VIII… northern lass marries notorious royalty and lives to tell the tale 🙂 yes I’m in the UK too xx

    • jo@simplybeingmum December 2, 2015, 7:01 pm

      Yes now that’d be very interesting! Number 3 🙂

  • Carmen December 2, 2015, 11:23 am

    Tough choice between the hilarious David Walliams and my grandma! Granny wins, who is no longer with us. I miss all her stories about her childhood; she came from a large Roman Catholic Italian family, and life was quite different back then. She taught me the beauty of keeping home, parenting and living simply. And how to make great pasta meals obviously! 😉

    • Carmen December 2, 2015, 11:24 am

      Sorry: love tea and live in the UK!

      • jo@simplybeingmum December 2, 2015, 7:02 pm

        Your Granny sounded a wonderful woman! Number 4 🙂

        • jo@simplybeingmum December 4, 2015, 8:30 pm

          Number 4 was selected by the random generator! Please get in touch via e-mail Carmen so I can arrange delivery.

  • Hayley December 2, 2015, 6:49 pm

    I’d like to take tea with J K Rowling, because she is my favourite author by a mile 🙂 and I’m in the UK.

    Just subscribed to your blog 🙂


    • jo@simplybeingmum December 2, 2015, 7:02 pm

      Thanks for the subscribe – I will pop over to yours. You are number 5 🙂

      • Hayley December 2, 2015, 7:28 pm

        Thanks 🙂 Not much to see yet though, only just set it up. So much to still work out!

  • Sharon December 3, 2015, 12:41 am

    The mint infusion sounds good! I’d choose to chat with the wife Clementine over a cuppa, it would be interesting to hear her side of the story 🙂

    I live in the UK xx

    • jo@simplybeingmum December 4, 2015, 8:28 pm

      The mint does sound good – number 6 🙂

  • Louise G December 3, 2015, 7:26 pm

    Agatha Christie – I’d ask her what se got up to when she disappeared for a couple of days 🙂
    I live in the SW of England x

    • jo@simplybeingmum December 4, 2015, 8:29 pm

      Thanks Louise – hmmm yes interesting! – number 7

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