'Famous Chelsea Buns' at Fitzbillies, Cambridge

17/04/2015

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'Photographing a cake can be art' Irving Penn

Last time I visited Cambridge I asked Twitter for recommendations. I was expecting people to suggest the Cambridge Colleges or punting on the River Cam, but instead everyone urged me to try a Chelsea bun at Fitzbillies, and so I did.

The experience was splendid and one to be repeated. So on a recent trip to Cambridge I revisited Fitzbillies, you see I had to ensure the superior quality was being maintained.

I like to think of myself as a bit of a Chelsea bun connoisseur because despite my blogger status* the Chelsea bun is my cake of choice. The Fitzbillies offering was just as I remembered; slightly firmer than your average bun and oozing with syrup. Definitely a cake worthy of being dubbed famous.

I took two back to Oxford to share with my man and I'm planning to take an empty suitcase on my next visit. They are really rather good. Trust me.

*The lifestyle blogger cake of choice is usually a pretty macaron or a pastel coloured cupcake.

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More Cambridge on Candy Pop: Thunderstorms and Lemon Drizzle

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I simply adore Chelsea buns!

Snapshots of March

10/04/2015

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Pretty pastel hydrangeas :: My vast turquoise Pyrex collection :: When can I move in? :: My calming and minimalist living room :: Smile for the camera :: White roses from my man, my favourites :: Pink or blue? :: A scrambled egg gift from Hotel Chocolat, thank you! :: Tulips from Amsterdam, possibly

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I love Oxford :: Candy Pop on the Boden blog :: The most photographed tree in Oxford :: A mint delight :: Spending Mother's Day with my amazing mum :: Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly :: Satchels in York :: On my way home via Kings Cross :: Today was gorgeous

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A meeting at Hogwarts :: Nature in the home :: Working in London, I can't complain :: A trip to Betty's with Kathryn :: Spending time in Cambridge :: My March photo for A Year of Moments with Lobster & Swan :: Houses of Notting Hill :: After a busy week it's good to be home :: Old brick, blue door

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The greenhouses in the Oxford Botanic Garden can cheer up the greyest of Mondays :: A window box for Wednesday :: How much are those Rock Studs in the window? :: This house :: Once upon a time :: Audrey Hepburn fun :: Marimekko joy :: Lots of lovely :: Another for my ever growing front door collection

March was packed full of family, friends and adventures including mini breaks to York, Cambridge and Herefordshire. My little Instagram account also received some love (here, here and here). Thank you!

I hope you had a fabulous March and April is lovelier than a blooming blossom tree. I'll see you over on Instagram.

Day Tripper :: Ledbury, Herefordshire

03/04/2015

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A Grand Day Out

Ledbury is a small market town and one of my favourite places in Herefordshire. It's the home of Richard Ashcroft and my uncle Nick, and it's always on my to-do list when I visit my parents.

We are creatures of habit and so we usually start the day at the Scandinavian emporium Hus and Hem (one of the few places where this minimalist wants to buy everything!), followed by lunch at the Market House Cafe and a then wander along the cobbles of Church Lane.

If you're looking for a pretty and historic place to spend a relaxing afternoon I can thoroughly recommend it. There are lots of interesting things to see and do, and Eastnor Castle and the Malvern Hills are on the doorstep.

(In case you were wondering, my Mum bought the beautiful cushions!)

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For more photos of Hus and Hem you might like to visit A Little Piece of Scandinavia in Ledbury. I hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend!