Sunday, 28 September 2014

Tea with Mary





One of my embroidery friends Mary
has an enviable collection of tea cups
most of which belonged to her mother.





This cup is  called Summertime
made by Royal Weston in Stoke-on-Trent, England.


I recently read that drinking tea in the afternoon
had it's beginnings at Woburn Abbey.
During the late 1800's Duchess Anna Maria
wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford
complained of having that "sinking feeling" 
in the late afternoon.
This was remedied by a strong cup of tea
which took her through until dinner at 8pm!





I'm joining 
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
Ruth for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen for Tea in the Garden





Thank you all for visiting and for your kind comments!
Welcome to my new followers.

Merci à bientôt
please be kind to one another!



 Shane 











Sunday, 21 September 2014

Vézelay Abbey, France




When I was in France one year
I was part of a school trip to Vézelay.
I've posted about it before here
so I am keeping this post brief!



This is the Abbey and Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene
built in the 12th century.
There are so many small towns with
significant and magnificent abbeys and churches
all through France.

Today I'm joining
Beautiful Sunday
and


Thank you all for visiting me.
Enjoy your week!

Take care and
be kind to one another.

Merci à bientôt



Shane












Friday, 19 September 2014

Mincher Garden - Good Fences




We have several gardens where I live
considered to be gardens of
national significance.

Mincher is one such garden.
I visited in Spring about three years ago.
These photos are just to whet your appetite
Mincher has much to offer the
enthusiastic gardener!




I'm joining Theresa for her Thursday meme



Thank you to everyone who visited and left
your sweet comments on my previous post for the
Around the Word Blog Hop!

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!


 Shane 







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