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

Tea in the Library # 69

“... they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house.”
Flora Thompson

My neighbor Grace has come for a  visit.
 In the summer we sat in the garden
and never tired of the blue sky.

 Now, we are cozy in the kitchen, baking a cinnamon streusel cake.
There is time to place ingredients in small bowls. There is time for Grace to pour them carefully into the mixing bowl. We take each step slowly,  There is no hurry. Today, my time is hers.
I felt joy teaching small hands to do these tasks.
That time passed so fast.
 I breath deeply and exhale.
Shouldn't we treasure the slow moments at the far end of life? 
They go so fast.

 While the cake bakes we share a blueberry muffin and tea.
I am thankful for this gentle company,
 Happy to bless, and be blessed by those around me.

Wishing you a blessed Week

Tea in the Library # Snowy cottage

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There's snow on the fields,
And cold in the cottage,
While I sit in the chimney nook
Supping hot pottage. -Christina Rossetti*