The selection of teas was impressive, the food delicious, and the attention to detail mind-boggling. Ladies, there are roses on the TP in the loo! In this delightful, unhurried atmosphere, my friend and I caught up on our chaotic lives and didn't worry about anything or anyone for close to two hours. I took away (well, I paid first....) a loaf of lemon poppy bread, a package of gorgeous paper napkins that can double as doilies for the center of the table, and a book of recipes for Welsh tea cakes.
Sometimes it's the little things that make a day; the diversion from the hum drum, the celebration of charm and elegance and grace. Generation gap, my eye! They were as into this whole scene as BFF and I. So here's to civility and lace and doilies, to hats and bone china, calories and old friends, however long you've been old friends. For some of us it just happens to be a bit longer than for others.