England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration

Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Travel

A Touch & Taste of Scotland

There’s a wee bit o’ Scotland in the home office this morning. I brought out my lovely English-made, Duchess fine bone china teapot and cup purchased at the Maine Highland Games many years ago. The national emblem of Scotland, the delicate thistles painted on the china belie the vicious spines that cover and protect the… Continue reading A Touch & Taste of Scotland

England, History, Loose Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Springtime Memories

10 years ago this month, Dave and I enjoyed about 5 days exploring London, England and some of the surrounding areas. It was Dave’s second trip to London, but my first. Yes, we hit the usual tourist places, but I thoroughly enjoyed the epic history around every corner. Today I enjoyed some of my favorite… Continue reading Springtime Memories

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Pumpkin Muffins & Chai

Pumpkin muffins and French Vanilla chai tea: Could this BE any fallier? I whipped up a batch of my favorite, and easiest muffins (recipe below). They pair perfectly with Twinings chai tea on this cloudy, rainy Sunday morning. #autumnflavor #pumpkin #muffins #fall #chai 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins MAKES: 12 muffins INGREDIENTS 1 (15.25 oz.) Box Dunkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins & Chai