While Amanda is sunning herself somewhere tropically hot and impossibly glamorous, I am up North for the Easter weekend to visit friends and family. We are dividing our time between the Yorkshire moors and the coastal town of Whitby and will no doubt find time to visit some of the many great tea rooms in the area.
One of my favourites has to be Bettys, which has branches all over North Yorkshire, with two branches in the lovely market town of Harrogate. There really is nothing like their afternoon tea, which has to be timed just right (have a big breakfast and skip lunch) in order to enjoy every single mouthful. Their website also has a fabulous selection of delicious cakes for every occasion.
If you are having a staycation this Easter, you might want to check out the Visit Britain Superblog's guide to the top 10 best tea rooms in Britain. The British Tea Councils website also has a guide to Britains top tea places and a fascinating counter documenting the number of cups of tea drunk in the UK so far today. I wonder how on earth they work that out!