LADIES THAT LUNCH | Lost & Found for Lunch and Cocktails

It rained yesterday and it never stopped. Just like my hair the weather was dark, damp and seriously lack-lustre.

Luckily we [ Sue and I ] were booked in to review the lunch time menu at the Lost & Found , which was formerly the The Pointing Dog on Ecclesall Road. Something rather lovely to brighten up an awful day.

As always nothing is ever straight forward with me. I had no car. It failed its bloody MOT and is currently in the garage having some serious TLC ! Continue reading

Eating at Eten … it’s grand I tell thee

If you happen to find yourself at a loss in Sheffield city centre any time soon … maybe you’re still here from this weekend and the amazing festival that was Tramlines? Maybe you’re just having a mooch around the Cathedral. Heaven forbid you’re lost. Then do yourself a favour and stick your head through the door of Eten, an independant little cafe bistro / tea room on York Street, Sheffield. This happens to be the street that runs directly adjacent to the cathedral and therefore is in a rather idyllic spot.

The Naughty Forty ladies were long overdue a catch up so we put a distress call out on Twitter for a suitable little meet up venue.

The overwhelming result was Eten.

So with Liz’s daughter Naomi in tow, we plonked our bums down and scoured the menus.



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Ladies that Lunch – Afternoon Tea with Lady Sybil and Lady Mary …

“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”   Henry James – Portrait of a Lady

I’ve always fancied myself as a Lady… lady of the manor, not lady of the night!

Those of you who have followed us for a while may recall that during the peak of mums cancer treatment I took her out for Afternoon Tea to cheer her up . She was fed up and deserved a treat.

Having been given the all clear and looking and feeling better than she has for a long time, I decided that yesterday the suitably re-named for the day Lady Sybil and Lady Mary would go the manor and partake in some tea.


Not exactly a manor but very fitting , our choice of venue, was the 4-star, grade 2 listed building The Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield city centre.

We  donned our gladdest glad rags  and arriving early made our way to the Grand Lounge for drinks… No exactly lady drinks by hey some would say where not exactly ladies! Continue reading