Thursday, 4 August 2011

tea, anyone?


Today in Circle of Friends we were discussing luxury and how you can tell alot about a person just by what they consider to be a luxury. Personally, I think afternoon tea is quite special. Not just a takeaway to gulp and perhaps spill on your wrist as you rush from one errand to the next. No, what I mean is a Proper Afternoon Tea where one stops and replenishes. Like the one I enjoyed this afternoon, with a fresh pot of tea and homemade Amy Johnson cake. Afternoon tea. Ten minutes, dear reader, that's really all it takes and it is so refreshing.  Do treat yourself now and then. xx 
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8 comments:

  1. I do agree with you, Jen. A proper afternoon tea is a luxury you can have whenever you get the time. And recipe for that cake please? I don't know it, and you can't just show delicious looking picture ...
    And congratulations on yr new book. xx

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  2. Today I treated myself and an afternoon tea guest to fresh strawberries and some baklava and coffee. And we also treated ourselves to having it outside in the sunshine. Your 'Amy Johnson' cake looks delicious.

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  3. Yes please!

    The main thing that stops me indulging in Afternoon Tea is that I require Someone Else to bake the goodies (though I discovered a very easy apple cake recipe the other day and even I couldn't mess it up).

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  4. Note to self: Post recipe for Amy Johnson cake. Note to lovely readers: My mother made the cake! xx

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  5. That cake looks so pretty!
    I love to bake, but I don't do so every week. I think that all you need for a ten minute break is a cup of tea and your favourite biscuit. I love that the Swedes have a special word for afternoon tea: fika, and they consider it an important part of the day.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fika_(coffee_break)

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  6. Afternoon tea sounds a perfect luxury. I'm thinking now of what I would nominate. Lovely lingerie I think. The smell of a new book and shoe-box and Chanel lipsticks. My list could be endless. xx

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  7. Well I think a LONG bath is a luxury and buying flowers in the winter - I must do this last one this winter!!! it's very hard to find flowers that have a scent though and I like to sinking into the smells. For me being from England originally an afternoon tea is a everyday occurance and so very British :) Great blog you have here I am going to follow you!

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  8. Thank you, Lorraine, it's lovely to have you along. And yes, buying flowers is one of my favourites too. It can absolutely make my day! jx

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