One hundred apologies for the lack of scone-related information being sent to my loyal visitors. This summer was passed in varying subtropical climes, and the Sconnoisseur's second home in the USA, where the humble scone appears to be an arcane if not completely verboten venture.
One side-effect of opening up my thoughts and gullet to all things scone is that I have also become rather portly (to put it in as delicate a manner as possible). As should be obvious, scones and diets are not compatible bedfellows, and thus returning my physical form to its usual Adonis-like shape must take priority over excess quaffing. When I have returned, ther will be updates.
In the meantime, I would congratulate the National Trust on their tearooms; although the opportunities to visit these numbered but two, I can safely say that Mompesson House in Salisbury and Fyne Court in Somerset were highlights of the summer in every respect. Visit these at your leisure, and prepare to be impressed.