Would you care for a cup of tea?

Please come into my site and find a comfortable place to sit. The fire is softly burning and the candle is lit. Would you care for some tea? I’ll put the kettle on to boil. As I hot the pot and place the tea bags inside (we’re having vanilla almond today), please tell me how you’re doing. Are you busy with the house? Children? Grandchildren? How’s work doing? (Remember, at tea, we speak only of pleasant topics.)

The tea has steeped for five minutes. I’m ready to pour out. Milk? Sugar? One lump or two? (I take three.) I hand you a lovely china teacup filled with steaming tea and pour one out for myself. I offer you some tea sandwiches of tomato and ham, cucumber, and egg salad.

You take a sip of tea and a bite of tomato and ham sandwich. You share what’s happening in your life.

Please take a moment to think of all the good things that you’re experiencing right now. If you’d like to share, leave a comment by clicking the dialogue box next to the photo, so graciously permitted by Erin, of Travel Eat Repeat. http://traveleatrepeat.com/contact


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marilee
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 21:19:10

    A hot cup of tea is what I always tried to have waiting for my mum when she came home from work. Born and raised in England, that was her drink of choice, with cream and sugar, of course. And as you my suspect, I follow in her footsteps. To some, it is a coffee cup. But as for my cup it says ” Make mine tea.”


  2. Nancy Jill Thames
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 22:56:42

    What a lovely gesture to have a cup of tea waiting for your mum, Marilee. I felt as though I was enjoying one with you. Thank you.


  3. Cindy Broussard
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 01:49:28

    Please make mine plain.

    What a lovely treat this is, to share tea and time with you. And you’ve set such a beautiful table, it makes me feel very special.

    Starting tonight I have two of my grandchildren (and one of their dogs) with me. We love to cook, read, and play games together. They’re a joy to me. And I received a new book in the mail today that I can’t wait to begin!

    With that, I’ll say goodnight so I can start my new book. A mystery is waiting to be solved. . .and I love a good mystery.

    So goodnight dear friend and thank you for the teatime and new world I’m about to enter in “The Mark of Eden.”


    • Nancy Jill Thames
      Oct 08, 2011 @ 11:35:21

      I hand you your cup of steaming hot tea, plain. Please have a raisin scone with some creme fraiche and lemon curd. I made them fresh this morning. I think it’s wonderful that you’re building memories with your grandchildren. I love to spend time with mine.

      Hope you enjoy “The Mark of Eden.” I always include afternoon tea in all of my books.


  4. catherine
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 17:39:38

    The brightest moment of my day so far (besides your *sweet* invitation to tea) has been the pleasure of looking through old family photos, an unexpected joy! They caught my attention as I have been consumed, looking for something I’ve misplaced.

    wishing you a sunny day, friend.

    ~ c


  5. Nancy Jill Thames
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 17:48:18

    It’s trying it’s best to rain here in Austin. Milk? Sugar? I hand you a steaming cup of blackberry sage tea. Online photos are nice, but hand held photo albums are really something special. I often look at mine. I have at least 36, all in chronological order since my husband’s and my births.

    I hand you a petit four and a lovely cheese cake tart. Lovely!


  6. Nancy Jill Thames (@mystriterdva)
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 19:43:36

    This is a test.


  7. Nancy Jill Thames (@mystriterdva)
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 02:14:54

    I get out two lovely china teacups and place them on the counter. We’re having Perfect Peach Herb Tea this afternoon. I add sugar and stir with a tiny gold and silver spoon my daughter-in-law brought me from Korea. I take a cup into my husband, who’s working in his office. I return to the living room to enjoy mine, while reading “No Second Chance”, by Harlan Coben. Lovely. Goodnight, dear friends.


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