My recipes may be a bit scarce for a while but today I am sharing a few friends and the afternoon tea we had.
I have known these ladies for years, and we remain close through thick and thin.
We had gone to our last opera for a while and we decided to have an afternoon tea afterwards. When we get home it is evening. One friend brought sandwiches, one friend brought scones and the clotted cream (the strawberry jam I already have in the fridge), one friend brought the wine, and I provided copious amounts of tea.
My friend who brought the scones and clotted cream, knitted me a pretty little tea-cosy for a teapot she had given me last year. It did the trick and our tea was nice and hot for as long as it stayed in the pot.
Everyone stays the night and we have a chat-fest until midnight, sometimes later. Then we get up in the morning and continue where we left off. First one up puts the kettle on. I more often than not fix poached eggs on toast, but today it was blueberry pancakes. Not very British you might say but it was a winner with all of us. Everyone pitches in to help with dishes and clean up, which is always appreciated. Breakfast starts breaking up around noon and two in our party make their way home.
The remaining friend stays another night, and Gregg takes us out to dinner later in the day. That night we put the TV on and watch British shows on Netflix. Gregg's sports are calling again and he retires for the night. My friend and I watch our shows until around ten o'clock. By that time we are dropping off to sleep where we sit. It has been a busy weekend.
This is a big thank you to Gregg as he, bless his cotton socks, makes himself scarce and lets us get on with it. Occasionally he comes down just to see what's going on, and we fix him a bite to eat, but for the most part he's happy watching sports or some other show he enjoys. The next day when our friend stays that extra night and he takes us out to dinner, he enjoys joining in the conversation. But for the most part he lets us have a ladies only weekend. And talking about sports, he is such a good sport about it all.