Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Afternoon Tea Adventure

One of the things I decided I wanted to change this year (a recurring theme or concept that has not yet been successful) involves slowing down, not being in such a rush to get things done, taking time for tea and other contemplative activities and spending fun time with my son even when it's not the weekend. Though we spend time together every day, a lot of it is focused on homeschooling or getting done what needs to be done.

Well, I'm happy to report that one day last week, my son and I took off on an adventure! We went to one of my favorite places, one he likes, too. It's a tea room that has yummy breakfasts and lunches, and great atmosphere.

But I found out when we got there that though they still have a tea menu, they are no longer a tea room and are concentrating more on their food than the tea.


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They even renovated the place to change its energy. But we were delighted with the changes, and took LOTS of pictures while we were there! And then, outside in the park across the street.


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Here's a better look at what I wore. I love this outfit because the color of my sweater matches my eyes...


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6 comments:

  1. You look great. Glad you had a good day with your son.

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    1. Hey there, Grammy Goodwill! Good to see you!! Thanks! Yes, we had a great day. :) I've decided we need to go at least once a month.

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  2. Looks like a fabulous place! And I totally love your mirror!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! It really was!! We had such a great time. And I like my mirror, too, but to be honest, I wish it was taller and wider enough that I could take my picture without the edges showing.

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  3. What a fun outing with your son! I'm glad they still serve tea but how sad that so many tea rooms are disappearing. We've had a few around here disappear too. Looks like you had a great time! :)

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    1. I had a wonderful time, B.! We both did!! And I feel the same way. They don't even have tea for sale, anymore. But I am glad that they are still having an afternoon tea time, even if they are focusing more on the food.

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