So la TEA, doh.

I didn’t always love tea. Nope, more of a chocolatey hot chocolate kind of a girl. I did realise the need to grow up one day and, since coffee isn’t my thing, I settled on tea.

It was a slow developing love. A relationship so sweet in the beginning it makes my toes curl now to think of it. I have been weaning myself down in the sugar department and occasionally, when I go too far, I think why do I drink this stuff?

I’ll tell you why. It’s the whole ceremony of it.  Not the Chinese tea ceremony which is a wonderful thing and a whole other story. It’s the stopping.  The down tools. The take a break to enjoy the moment of it that has really grown on me. With a bunch of friends or just on my own. I like making it, I like the changing colours of it, I like the fragrant smell of it and the whole imagining of where it comes from so far away.

Afternoon tea party with chocolate slice!

That’s not to say I don’t have a cup of tea on the run or when I’m working. How many times have I gotten back into the work and let the tea go cold? Too many. I’d much rather take 10 minutes to imagine myself here drinking my tea in the afternoon. Taking a moment to just chill.

Large family sitting around on the balcony in the Adirondacks. Very old photograph.Okay so maybe there are a few too many people there for my liking… and GET OFF THAT RAILING BEFORE YOU FALL AND DIE.

How about here instead. A little tea picnic at the top of that hill. Perfect.

Walking up a grassy hill in the country. Very old photo.

Happy relaxing people, even if it is only for ten minutes! : )

PS Doh! I’ve just had a slightly horrible thought the ladies in the top photo might be drinking coffee. It might be a coffee pot. Oh dear. Coffee and it’s not a cappuccino… *pulls face*

I don’t know. Let’s just pretend it’s tea. Yes. Tea.

If you have a big tea thing going on pop over to Wee Birdy and flick through a whole week of tea related goodness. She has a prize.

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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