Some more photos from the archives plus a little story to go with them. Joining in with Elephant’s Child and others for Sunday Selections
Years ago bloggers had loads of fun organising ‘virtual’ events. A bit like pandemic events these days – just like in real life except online😊
One of these was to be an Afternoon Tea. So when I was talking about this to a friend she laughed and said ‘that sounds lovely…fabulous fun! then followed up with ‘ but wouldn’t an actual tea party be lovelier? We could have cake and little tiny sandwiches with no crusts and cups of tea and all that! And you know what, we could have it outside in the garden 😊
Then it was to set a little table up down near the garden – Champagne Tea she called it. No cakes and pastries- just strawberries and cream and drinkies!
But not everything went to plan. It was supposed to be a nice day but somehow the weather didn’t turn out to be that good. Just as I had everything set up a very fine rain started to come down Strawberries ready to go – the roses were looking good
Then my dear friend (yes the very same one I’ve been talking about recently) walked in the door not feeling too well No food had been prepared so she’d made a quick change of plan
And had popped into the local bakery – hey presto Cream Tea – casual home style
A cream tea (also known as a Devonshire tea, Devon cream tea or Cornish cream tea)is tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam
We ended up on the deck having scones, whipped cream and jam (with butter for me). Plus a few chocolate bits I had in the cupboard Fabulous Fun!
Wouldn’t it be great to say I’d done something different – unfortunately here in Victoria it’s still the same ol’ same ol’…….well that’s not quite true but it’s too involved to try and explain 😒
We have to look on the bright side though and I’m sure that in a few months time we’ll be able to do something different……again.
Mind you, over the last couple of weeks I did find something to do that I hadn’t done for a while – I put the ‘big boys’ knitting to one side and had a go at these…..again
Trawling through some older parts of the blog turned up this post from 2018 which along with this one from 2012 reminded me that giving should be fun……not just knitting from one end of the row to the other.
A couple of little Teds, and what look like squares which (if you follow the instructions in the 2012 post) will turn into basic fingerless mittens, are keeping me occupied at the moment.
I’m still feeling the disappointment of my last read so decided that it was time for one of those ‘I really should read this sometime’ books ……one that after being rescued from an op shop has been lying neglected on a shelf here at home for years.
So far so good, after a ‘strange’ courtship Maxim and his new wife have just arrived at Manderley. Small (tiny) print means it’s daytime reading, I have to concentrate so it’ll be read (and savoured) in small doses. Decisions Decisions – oh what to do….. read or knit. I suppose finishing Ted’s faces would definitely be a start 🙂
Ginny from Small Things hosts a monthly meme called Yarn Along Sort of a ‘show and tell’ featuring the knitting and reading you’ve been doing recently. Do pop over and see what others have been up to.
All those years ago I wasn’t a ‘real’Beatles fan, I might have known a lot of the words, they were hard to miss being played on the radio all the time but I didn’t wait with baited breath for their next album to be released….heck, I couldn’t even tell you the names of their albums.
Anyway I saw this somewhere and thought it would be good for Fun Friday 😊
I’ll go first with one I do remember – Yellow Submarine Who’d like to go next??