Friday, December 9, 2016

Tea in the Library #75 Tiramisu Cookies Christmas Tea

Spode Christmas Tree
On Christmas Day at half past three, Brew yourself a cup of tea. I'll think of you,
You think of me
While sitting 'round the Christmas Tree.
- Anonymous


What are you baking up this Christmas?

Tea in the Library #68


“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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tea in the Library # 72

I. At Tea

THE kettle descants in a cosy drone,
And the young wife looks in her husband's face,
And then in her guest's, and shows in her own
Her sense that she fills an envied place;

And the visiting lady is all abloom,
And says there was never so sweet a room.

And the happy young housewife does not know
That the woman beside her was his first choice,
 Till the fates ordained it could not be so....

Betraying nothing in look or voice
The guest sits smiling and sips her tea,

And he throws her a stray glance yearningly.”

Thomas Hardy, Satires of Circumstances: Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Pieces

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Have a blessed week!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Tea in the Library # 71

'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 addicting.

"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."

"You're kidding." I take another sip. It tastes even better.” '
Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife

Have a blessed day.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tea in the Library #70

"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.
You can find out about it here
I will be starting a year long course called, A Novel Idea, in April.
 You can learn more about the course and it's leader, YA author Shaunta Grimes, at 

I'll be visiting these great Parties. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 Although I will be visiting
I am taking a break from posting.
See you soon!