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

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

England, Food, History, Holiday, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

My husband has many items in a china cabinet that belonged to his parents and grandparents. I chose this Easter to use one of the prized heirlooms for my morning tea. The main purpose of this tea was to try out my shiny, new steel egg topper set on soft boiled eggs. My last (and… Continue reading A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

Family, History, Tea, Tradition

Tea and My Mom

My mother fell in the kitchen of her apartment the week before Thanksgiving. Luckily, her injuries were not life-threatening, but she did sustain a hairline fracture of her pelvis. She has been in some pain and is still in the rehabilitation area of the hospital back in NY. Since she's 85 years young, any fall… Continue reading Tea and My Mom