Finding The Best Cream Tea On The South Coast: Aunt Fanny's, Wimborne

16 October 2019

Oooh look, the self-titled cream tea connoisseur is back in the game. In case you're new here, lemme recap… I love a cream tea. I find myself having a cream tea fairly often, and over time have really learnt how to separate a good one from a naff one... So, I thought I'd pull all of this knowledge and experience together, and create a blog series looking for the best cream tea on the south coast. I've already written reviews of lots of other tearooms which you can see here, but on with today's... Aunt Fanny's, Farm Shop and Café, Wimborne. 
Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.

Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.

Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.
Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.
Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.

Finding the best cream tea on the south coast. A review of Aunt Fanny's cafe in Wimborne.

Taste 

Okay, so we need to talk about this scone. Wow. It's hard to explain but the actual flavour of the scone was almost caramelly? It came out warm, and the texture was divine. Can you tell I was a huuuge fan? The jam it was served with was definitely a homemade one, and if I had to guess the flavour I'd say it was plum - but don't quote me on that. 


Clotted Cream Quantity 

The cream to jam ratio wasn't quite perfect in my eyes... I'm very much a more cream than jam sort of person, and there was definitely more jam than cream. That being said, I did manage to get a good thin layer of cream for both halves, so it wasn't the end of the world!


Price

So, a scone with jam and cream, and a cup of tea wasn't on the menu, so I can't tell you the official price, boo, bad blogger. But, we had a cream tea, a coffee and a slice of chocolate for £11ish... So, it's definitely not badly priced at all... I'd imagine about £6?


Aesthetic

So, Aunt Fanny's Café is set in a renovated stables amongst their farm, and it's full of so many quirky, interesting décor pieces. According to their website, 'Nes has been upcycling furniture and reclaiming and reusing woods and textiles creating a truly unique and quirly setting which is homely and welcoming' - and I agree that that they've done just that!

There's a very rustic, warming feel about the place and I loved all the bits and pieces that were scattered around the place. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, there's also a farm shop selling all sorts of fresh, local produce. Hellooooo, yummy food.


Location

Being set on a farm, it's a little off the beaten track, but was the perfect stop for us after we took Murphy on a walk the other day. If you're planning on visiting anywhere Wimborne sort of way, I'd highly recommend popping into Aunt Fanny's - you really won't be disappointed! Oh, and dogs are more than welcome, wahey!


Where would you like me to visit next?

My First Week of Full-Time Work - A Lifestyle Catch up

6 October 2019

Well, hello there, it's been a short while since we last spoke hasn't it?! I know it's always my excuse but I really have been busy recently. 

I finished my internship at the university, had a weekend with the dog on my own and just this past week I started my first proper job! I mean, I've had a number of jobs previously but this is my first real adult job, and so, for today's post, I thought we'd just have a bit of a ramble about how I'm getting on... 

A lifestyle catch up all about my first week at work, what my new role is and what it entails

Now, as I'm sure most of you are aware I studied Psychology at University, and I didn't have all that many contact hours. I mean, I literally had about 8 hours a week actually based at the university, so it's fair to say I was very much in charge of my own routine. If I didn't want to do any work one day (or week, oops) I wouldn't do any. I mean, I did end up graduating with a first, so I must have fit some work in amongst the days out, festivals, meals out, socials, shopping trips and whatever else I was doing...

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is that for the last 3 years I've pretty much been able to do whatever I wanted, when I wanted. Every day has felt like a Saturday. Alas, I now have an office job, a 9-5:30, 5 days a week, office job. My day to day life now very much revolves around work and I absolutely took my time at uni for granted. If anyone is reading this and is still a student: GO OUT, HAVE FUN, MAKE THE MOST OF IT. I'm only a week into my new job and I already miss having all that freedom.

That being said, I really don't fancy doing a masters and besides doing another BSc, there's no way I can go back to those times, so, onwards and upwards. It's time for Becca to be a real adult and have a proper job.

So, what is my new role? What have I updated my LinkedIn bio to say? Well, I am in fact a Social Media Account Manager - doesn't that have a nice ring to it. Essentially, I run the social accounts for a number of different brands and companies. This involves coming up with ideas for shoots, planning content, reporting all the analytics, scheduling content, community management - it really is just running someone's social media accounts on their behalf.

My first week at work absolutely flew by and I feel like I've already learnt A LOT. I've written both weekly and monthly reports for my clients, worked on an in-house photoshoot and drafted up a load of ideas for the coming months - hellooooo cosy Christmas content. We all know that's my favourite thing EVER. My manager took me and the other girls out for lunch on my first day, and on Friday we finished early and headed to a local bar for a cocktail... A pornstar martini is by far the best way to end a first week at work isn't it?!

I'm still getting used to my new routine, but I do get home in time to make it to my gym classes, which I'm far more pleased about than I ever thought I would be... I also have my weekends free too which is fantastic, and, as someone who has previously worked in retail, it really is an absolute blessing.

I would, however, like to start a petition for 3 day weekends - 2 days just isn't long enough! The time just absolutely flies by.


Now, I'd love to be nosy... What do you do for work? Are you a student? Let's have a chat in the comments...
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