Sunday, September 29, 2013

This Magical Life

It's time you found out about my magical life.

I do lovely things like attend Sunday afternoon tea parties. 

We had club sandwiches, chocolate chip scones, mini apple pies (the best crust I've ever made. I think it was because my ice water actually had ice in it.) and creme brule inspired tarts with strawberries. 

Hope and I were invited to my friend Natasha's home for this tea party. We had Orange Blossom Rooibos tea and Chocolate Mint Rooibos tea. Seriously, if you aren't on the rooibos train, you need to get on it. Fall is a lovely time to start drinking tea, in case you were wondering. 

Once the afternoon started to think about changing to evening, we set aside our delicious treats and took a walk around the neighborhood. We saw lovely fall foliage, dogs, and people playing cricket. We were a bit chilled by the time we got back, but we were greeted with a warm fire near the tea table,  which gave us the courage to carry on. We each had two more cups of tea and pretended to eat at least one more delicious treat. 

Once the sun set we realized it was no longer Afternoon Tea, but Evening Tea, which is not a thing we have ever heard of, so we decided to stop. Also, I might write a book entitled, "An English Tea in America: Proper Decorum For a New Age and Country," or something like that. I mean, I have time to write a book. All I'm doing with this magical life is attending tea parties and such. Well, let's just call it research.