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Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first? – Alice in Wonderland 

This summer, while Little Guy and my Papa enjoyed Guy Time at McDonald’s, I enjoyed a Ladies’ Day Out with my Mom and my Aunt M.

We went to a tea room in a neighbouring village to enjoy a delicious lunch and the nostalgic amenities – lace, linen tablecloths, fine china, and silver. I enjoyed my warm croissant with ham and brie, and mixed green salad with homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Each of us received our own teapot, and for dessert, we shared a scone with fresh strawberries and English cream.

After lunch, we browsed in the Antique Emporium next door, with an eclectic selection of antiques, collectibles, and curiosities.

And then we went to another antique shop, where I fell in love with a number of items, including a card catalogue still containing handwritten ledgers from the 1940’s, heavy cast iron floor grates (which reminded me of my Grandmother’s farm house), and tea cups galore. Instead I purchased a modestly priced Higgins & Burke wire tea rack, which holds 9 cannisters of Tetley tea, freeing up more space in my cupboard for other important things like…well, more tea!

By the time we finished shopping, it was time for afternoon tea, but since we were still full from dessert lunch, we headed home to put the kettle on (and our feet up)!

Speaking of kettles, it must be time to put mine on again… Happy Monday.

I like to party, and by party, I mean sit home and drink tea. – Anonymous