Friday, September 25, 2009

Time for Tea!

Earlier this week I hosted a small tea for incoming New College wives. The affair was so enjoyable!   These ladies are a fascinating bunch. Some have traveled Africa, Asia, and beyond. Others are scientists, jet pilots, budding ethicists. I remembered to take a picture before the tea was in full swing .... and unfortunately the picture does not include my new coffee and tea silver service (a fantastic find at an antique market!).  Too bad I did not remember to take a picture of anyone at the tea. Oh my!


I have also joined a book club that is hosted by eteaket. This past Wednesday was our first meeting and we had the delight of hearing a reading by Sara Sheridan, a local Edinburgh author, from her new book The Secret Mandarin. And so fitting - the book contains the tales of Robert Fortune: a man on a mission to steal - none other - than tea plants.


mary caroline said...

looks like a fabulous tea :) Wish I could've been there!!

Ashli said...

Mary - I wish you could have joined us, too!

Heather said...

I am really, really trying not to be jealous of the china, Ash.

It's not working.

Katie said...

How fun! So glad you had a good time!

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