Saturday, March 19, 2022
I have several tea books that have
recipes regarding the PBS series,
Downton Abbey. This week I started
looking at the paperback copy of Elizabeth
Fellow's book called "Tea at Downton".
Now don't get confused here as Julian
Fellowes is the unrelated writer
of the television series and movies.
to know that you are hearing from
someone who has done her research.
Some of us who have teas enjoy sharing
the story about Anna the Duchess of
Bedford and the birth of the custom of
Afternoon Tea. However, Elizabeth
has added other details that I found
delightful to hear about for first time.
the institution of Afternoon Tea versus
High Tea, Elizabeth Fellow has a
wonderful way of explaining the differences. My husband and I recently watched the shorter series "Belgravia" which actually shows Anna serving Afternoon Tea and comments are made in the film regarding the fact that she is the first to do this. I found this
so interesting and the fact that Julian
Fellowes included it in the production. This was the online photo of the actress portraying Anna in the series "Belgravia".
What a tiny waist she has!
this paperback but I am really intrigued.
I will definitely be trying some of the
starting to bud out.
In closing I also saw this fun
video on YouTube of a quirky
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
I have started the process of hoeing those
naughty ground cover weeds out of the
flower beds in the backyard. I think
I am now half way across the back.
Common weeds here are Veronica
Speedwell, Chickweed and
purple Dead Nettle.
I want to share a few YouTube
I have come across.
an amazing channel. This young
man is super talented with his garden,
home and an artist too!
Another channel features a young
woman in East Yorkshire, England
who grows cutting flowers and this
is her channel:
I thought this was a wonderful idea
she shared for those who have an
abundance of garden flowers you
can sell them in your own Honesty
Box: click here
You will see many other helpful
videos she shares.
Friday, March 11, 2022
I love it when it is finally time to get out
the wonderful violet china pieces.
year I waited until March. We had 6+"
of snow last night so violets sound very
some snow last night:
all the birds come to the bird feeders this winter. It's so nice to sit at the kitchen table and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and watch them come and go.
Sunday, March 6, 2022
I saw a lovely recipe this week
on a friends site so I thought
it would be fun to bake it.
as it has 4 different things: the
batter for a 3 layer cake, the butter
cream icing, lemon curd and heavy
this for a while before it was cut.
Saturday, March 5, 2022
I am sharing a few of the collages that
I have shared on my BTTCG FB page:
and the reminder that spring is just
I hope your weekend is relaxing.