1 hour ago
My guests and I had a such a wonderful time taking afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace. The staff were excellent with great attention to detail.
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3 days ago
Good luck and best wishes to all students receiving their A level results today.
I hope you will be celebrating your results.
If your results are not quite what you expected, this does not make you a failure and it certainly doesn't determine the rest of your life or who you are.
#alevelresults #selfworth #alevelstudents
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May you share what is ‘level A’?
Afternoon Tea Etiquette Tips
Always eat your sandwiches and savoury food first, should be eaten with fingers.
Scones should be eaten next, break into half with your hands. Layer with a little cream and jam before taking a bite. Never layer the whole scone before eating.
Cutlery may be used for your cakes and pastries.
If presented with a tea or cake stand, start at the bottom tier and work your way up.
Once you finish with a course, do not go back to it.
Always pour your tea first if using milk. Look into your cup when drinking, it's more elegant.
Avoid distractions such as mobile phones, be fully present and enjoy this quintessential British experience.
Contact me to organise an afternoon tea event for your group, friends, family or organisation at some of the best hotels and venues in London.
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Why not celebrate this quintessential British tradition started by Anna, wife of the Seventh Duke of Bedford.
Most hotels and tea rooms around the country currently have offers on their afternoon tea menu.
A good resource for the best offers is @afternoonteauk.
I will be celebrating with a group of lovely ladies at The Rubens at The Palace, Victoria. I will also give a tutorial on the history and etiquette of taking afternoon tea.
'Sharing afternoon tea is a fantastic way to foster important soft skills, such as kindness, restraint, consideration, listening, intuition and caring, in our children.'
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1 week ago
Respect is a two way street, even between an older and younger person.
It is important to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Talk to others the way you want to be talked to.
Some adults feel they ought to be respected or command respect, regardless of how they speak to you or treat you simply because they are older. That obviously should not be the case.
Show respect to others by thinking of how your words and actions might affect them.
Make choices that show care, concern and consideration for others.
Respect yourself by being intentional with your behaviour and words towards others.
#respectforothers #respect #respectforself
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Polished Manners is at Thistle Hyde Park.
2 weeks ago
A rather cheeky and lively group from a recent #childrensetiquette course.
Our courses are fun and interactive, let your young ones join us for the next course in October.
Contact email@example.com or send a direct message.
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2 weeks ago
Have a lovely day, let's make every day a day to inspire someone. Inspiring others does not mean grand gestures, being successful or having a life story that is extraordinary.
It can be as simple as listening to someone, a few kind words, sharing your life experiences or just showing that you care.
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Polished Manners is in Dorking.
3 weeks ago
It was such a delight to introduce these students to British culture and etiquette. They especially enjoyed learning how to take afternoon tea as preparation for their visit to a tea room.
They really were such a fun and delightful group to teach.
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4 weeks ago
Wishing everyone a lovely day. If you are in England, especially the South east, please keep hydrated and stay safe.
Good manners are especially important when it’s hot as people can be quite irritable and rude. A little more patience and kindness can make a huge difference to everyone’s day.🌞🕶 #goodmorning #havealovelyday #london #sunshine #summerinlondon #hotday ... See MoreSee Less
Polished Manners is at Hilton London Tower Bridge.
1 month ago
Speaking at the London Global Woman international breakfast event. It truly was an international group of women from different states in America, different parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Ladies from all backgrounds with different stories that encourage and inspire. #globalwomanclub #inspiringwomen #businesswomen #womenempowerment
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