Party Time

Among the guests attending The Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace was none other than Nicola Henderson, the NHS Forth Valley AHP Team Lead.

Nicola, a Senior Dietitian, was nominated to attend by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) in her capacity as Chair of the BDA Specialist Group for Older People which won the BDA Specialist Group of the Year Award in 2014.

Nicola said “I was honoured to be invited and I enjoyed every minute of the day. We walked up the red carpet into the Palace and through one of the rooms which was adorned with fine art and gold cornicing. We were led into the Palace Gardens which were stunning.

“As a dietitian I spend most of my days talking about food and The Queen’s Afternoon Tea is definitely worth talking about! From cucumber and mint sandwiches to melt in the mouth lemon tarts, and my favourite Battenburg cake, the food was fabulous. This was shortly followed by ice cream served to us on silver platters. I didn’t manage to speak to The Queen but to be wandering around her garden was an amazing experience and I am so grateful for that opportunity.”