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I am delighted to join in the "Make Mine Pink" virtual tea party. Please pour yourself a cuppa your favorite tea and sip along with me as we browse through the tea party participants at Make Mine Pink.
On a recent late afternoon I prepared my tea tray and went to the garden to enjoy a platter of fruit and pot of tea. I took a cinnamon-raisin cookie along for Tia and Coco, my devoted schnauzer pals. While sipping my tea I thought about the upcoming virtual tea. So many ideas! So little time. And then Miss Jenny Craig has been keeping me diligent for the past four months and every bite that goes into my mouth is measured and counted, or so it seems. Except for a delightful deviation or two, I've kept right on track to my goal of reaching my right weight. So that I might stay on track, I decided the best course of action would be to share with you, dear readers, about some of retro-posts (aka re-runs) of some of my favorite teas. If you check the blog archives, you'll find --- the adorable tea house of my 80-year-old friend, Margaret. . .and an afternoon long high tea with dear Aunt. . .a Victorian Rose birthday tea for my friend, Karleen. . .and a Bed and Breakfast tea served to my friend Bonnie who was visiting and staying in the motorhome. A tea party wouldn't be complete without sharing pictures of authentic tea ladies --- the ones who pluck the tea leaves in Sri Lanka. My sister visited several tea plantations past February and generously shared her pictures with me along with stories of these women's lives.
So, y'all come back now. This tea party will last all week long!
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