Welcome to Lorna’s Tearoom Delights, an account of my foray into the delights of tearooms around Scotland.
I’m starting off my adventure in the heart of the country, in beautiful Perthshire, popping into the neighbouring counties of Angus and Dundee.
I’m visiting as many tearooms as I can in the next month or two, to find those special ones that stand out for being somehow different and, to my mind, better than their rivals. Then, when I’ve got a good batch that I think represent the area covering Perthshire, Angus and Dundee, I plan to publish my guide book, either just as an e-book, or as both an e-book and a paperback, if I can find a publisher.
One of the criteria a tearoom must fulfil in order to get into my little book is that it will have made me feel special while I was visiting it. Some tearooms are immediately impressive on entering, raising expectations from the word go, while others are more self-effacing, subtle and quietly confident in their welcome. Whatever the style, décor, size or layout, every tearoom that gets into the book will have its own interesting atmosphere, which for some reason or other (detailed in each entry) made a favourable impression on me.
So that’s the book, but in the meantime what of the blog? Well, I’m not entirely sure how it’s going to work out yet, but every week I’m going to feature a Tearoom of the Week, specially picked from those I’ve visited over the previous 7 days. This tearoom will eventualy feature alongside all my other favourites in the guidebook.
I’ve been visiting and singing the praises of tearooms for many years, and although I think I’m quite discerning about them, whether or not a tearoom makes my list is a matter of personal taste. I have visited tearooms that I’m not including in my guidebook, and yet I know that other people really rate them, so all I can do is offer my opinion and try to encourage you to enjoy the many wonderful tearooms Scotland has to offer, whatever your taste may be.
So come along why don’t you, and join me on this voyage of discovery into the wonderful world of tearoom delights.
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