Happy Friday all.
I do hope your week went well. I am finally feeling like myself again after last weekend. I know what you are thinking, and the answer is, yes, it took that long to recover 😉
If you follow me on Instagram (@nomanoire ) you would know that my birthday was last weekend, it fell on Saturday this year which was an absolute treat and I celebrated with my closest and dearest. Thank you all, love you!
Birthdays have honestly never been a thing for me, they just came and went and I kept it pushing. This year however I hit my mid 30’s (I know, eek) and thought I deserved to mark the occasion by at least doing something a little different.
Thankfully, a friend of mine (hey Miss Eve) suggested the Vintage Tea Tour Bus, which at first, If I’m being honest my reaction was a bit mild… well cold really but I quickly warmed up to the idea after viewing their website and seeing all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor (in Trip Advisor we trust)
The booking was made on the website and because we wanted to make sure we were all seated together, we rang their office and they were more than helpful. Come the day, we made our way to the meeting point in Custom House Quay , fifteen minutes early as instructed ( well 5 really but we were on time ok 😉 and were totally charmed by the look of the bus as it pulled up. It truly is like travelling back in time to the romance of the 1950’s complete with the beautiful jazz soundtracks.
The tables were decked out in delicious pastries and mouth-watering dainty sandwiches, think forest berry compote, vanilla panna cotta, scones, Guiness Chocolate brownies accompanied by teas or coffees of your choice. On top of all that, add the charisma of our tour guide and server Jack. He was fun, friendly and made all of us feel very welcome. So thank you Jack and all the staff 😉
From Custom House Quay, we were chauffeured through to College Green, to Fitzwilliam Square, down Christ Church Cathedral, past Guinness Brewery and on to Phoenix Park. Every time the bus stopped, It was entertaining seeing passer-by’s taking pictures of this blast from the past automobile. The tour is not completely guided but the hilarious staff did share a few tidbits along the way and even sang ‘happy birthday’ to me, how cute are they 😉 The tour lasted for about an hour and a half and cost €40 per person. For something outside the norm, it sure did tick all the boxes.
Have you been on the tour before? If so what did you think of it? If not, is it something you would do? I for one highly recommend that it be done at least once. Sure there is nothing that a cuppa tea won’t fix is there 😉
Here is a little snippet of our time in the vintage bus, enjoy x
Till next time
ps// What I wore;
Pants-Old- Similar here
Coat- Old- Similar here