I did have a delivery this morning around 9.30. Flowers in a pretty presentation box that I just neglected to photograph and a hamper, from Fortnum and Mason, no less.
A lovely wicker basket, it was tied with ribbon but I ripped that off without thinking.
Goodies nestling in a protective layer.
3 different blends of leaf tea in cute little caddies and a teapot sized infuser.
Yet another layer.
A lovely bone china mug and 3 different preserves to enjoy.
Mmmmm, I feel an afternoon tea may be appropriate.
As luck would have it there was a fresh loaf out of the bread machine. A short while later it was joined by some scones, a chocolate, fruit and nut tray bake and some 10 10 2 cookies, so called because they take 10 minutes to make, 10 minutes to cook and 2 minutes to eat.
Fast forward to 3.30.
Tea sert out on the coffee table.
These are half of the flowers from my box.
Tea for two.
Look how thinly I managed to slice that new loaf, it was still a little warm but my bread knife is razor sharp.
Needless to say, dinner will be a small affair, Hunters chicken, which should have been accompanied by roasted potatoes and veg will now just have salad to grace the plates.
We had a good day, it was really sunny and warm. The SO had a couple of jobs to do in the garden, I did the baking and then we had a cuppa in the sunshine. The cloud crept in and by 3 it was quite cool, I had to put a thick top on to walk the dogs at 4.30 and wished that I had added hat and gloves.
There is a program on BBC Wales tonight, it is also available on I Player. Called My Autistic Big Brother and Me, it tells Spencer's story. he is a 47 year old man who really comes into is own when walking and climbing Mountains. His younger brother has made the film and I look forward to watching it.
So many people have hidden challenges and it is amazing that it is now spoken about freely, at least much more so than it used to be.
I have finished the body of my jumper, I don't think I have shown it yet. It is a simple top down, seamless Aran weight and I am striping it to use up 2 random yarns.. I hope to get another one out of a bag of yarn that I found lurking in my stash. I would have sent it off to my sister but her box was just under the 10 Kg so there was no chance. Now I am rather pleased at that, I look forward to trying it on, it will be a welcome addition to my everyday wardrobe.
We decided to have an early night last night and watch a film, ha ha. After about 30 minutes the SO shook me awake and I put my knitting down, took off my specs and went back to sleep. This morning I woke at 5.30, which fast became 6.30 as I put the clocks on an hour, feeling as fit as a fiddle.
On that note I think it is time to put this down and pick my knitting up and get the sleeves done.
What a lovely gift from the thoughtful Francesca, and an even lovelier afternoon tea on that gorgeous Royal Albert china. I do love afternoon tea on pretty china.ReplyDelete
I agree, a pretty tea service does make a big difference.Delete
I enjoy using my china daily, I decided about a year ago to ditch the rest, it all went to a charity sale, and enjoy all my pretty stuff. Tea does taste better from a china cup.Delete
Your tea for two looks so nice Pam! And what a lovely gift basket!ReplyDelete
Francesca knows me well, we both like a full on tea once in a while.Delete
That's a lovely hamper. I've gone over to loose tea in the last 18 months.ReplyDelete
Basket will come in handy for keeping some wool!
We bought some lovely china mugs in Gibralter earlier this year. Carried them home over three flights, took them out of the carry bag and now can't find them! So much for a safe place.
The basket has my next cowl project in it, yarn, pattern and needles. I just have to polish off a jumper and a cardigan first.Delete
What a lovely hamper and afternoon tea!ReplyDelete
It was very lovely, I am having a pot of earl Grey every afternoon at the moment.Delete
Sounds like a wonderful day. Your afternoon tea looked amazing and yes I was impressed by the thinly sliced bread. Chunks is how I would describe mine just out of the breadmaker lol!ReplyDelete
I was shocked, uneven doorsteps is the norm for a very fresh loaf.Delete
Let me know when you next do afternoon tea, I will pop over.ReplyDelete
I will be sure to let you know.Delete
What a wonderful basket of goodies! Your afternoon tea looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
It was really good, self praise!, and I will treasure the basket long after the contents are used up.Delete
Your hamper looks lovely....as does that afternoon tea...yummy.ReplyDelete
It was very yummy, we did not want or need much dinner that night.Delete
A delightful gift. Your afternoon tea looks very inviting.ReplyDelete