“There was a teapot, in which Mma Ramotswe -- the only lady private
detective in Botwana -- brewed tea. And three mugs -- one for herself,
one for her secretary, and one for the client. What else does a
detective agency really need?”
Alexander McCall Smith,
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
'I take a few quick sips. "This is really good." And I mean it. I
have never tasted tea like this. It is smooth, pungent, and instantly
"This is from Grand Auntie," my mother explains. "She
told me 'If I buy the cheap tea, then I am saying that my whole life
has not been worth something better.' A few years ago she bought it for
herself. One hundred dollars a pound."
"A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway."
Junot Diaz, Professor of Writing,
Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, 2008
I love to write!
And that's what my recent blogging hiatus has been about.
Writing book length fiction.
My posts will be short and sweet and infrequent because I'm choosing to visit more than post.
I just hate to miss a thing!
Have a Blessed week!
Do you have a story you'll write 'someday'?
I want to tell you about
a go-at-your-own-pace workshop I've been doing.
It's called The Plotting Workshop (Makes sense, right?)
I've been happy with the workshop and hope if you have ever thought about writing a novel you'll take a minute and check it out.
steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
1:3-4, “And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may
be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Blessed is the man who
remains steadfast (or perseveres) under trial, for when he has stood the
test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those
who love him.”
British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea
flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror,
tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and
no move made, until "a nice cup of tea" is quickly made. There is no
question that it brings solace and does steady the mind. What a pity all
countries are not so tea-conscious. World-peace conferences would run more
smoothly if "a nice cup of tea", or indeed, a samovar were available
at the proper time.- Marlene Dietrich
"Reflecting the elegant nature of the hotel’s architecture The Ritz
London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel as follows:
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie for afternoon tea in The
Palm Court and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant and Terrace.
In all other areas of the hotel (The Ritz Restaurant breakfast service,
The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery) and The Ritz Club, smart casual
attire is suitable. Please note that trainers or sportswear are not
permitted in any of the hotel or Club’s restaurants or bars."
Forget-me-not cups, or elegant blue?
Which shall we choose as souvenirs?
For me, I should choose the elegant blue. It reminds me of the lovely blue boxes from Tiffany's.