Sunday, 1 August 2010

2010:365:213 Tea and Fairies ...

Thirty wee tins of tea!  What a great gift!  It is real, leaf tea and comes in ten different varieties.  I can't wait to start the sampling process.  Here are some of the tins with my favourite teapot for one.  
The brand is Dilmah which describes itself as "... no ordinary tea!"  Words like "designer" and "gourmet" are also part of the advertising.
The varieties are:
     Ceylon Cinnamon Spice Tea
     Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea
     Moroccan Mint Green Tea
     Natural Ceylon Ginger Tea
     Pure Chamomile Flowers
     Sencha Green Extra Special
     Single Estate Darjeeling
     Supreme Ceylon Single Origin
     The Original Earl Grey
     Vanilla Ceylon Tea.
The names are full of promise and as soon as the tin is opened the aroma adds to the exotic air.  
While making the first pot I spotted the "Angel Footsteps" plant sitting on the windowsill.  Isotoma is a rockery plant but my little pot hasn't made it out that far.
The flowers are so tiny and it seems to be in flower almost all year round.
Sitting beside the mobile phone gives some idea of perspective except that not much of anything is in focus!  You'll just have to use imagination for that one.  It may not come as a surprise that Eliot is the wallpaper on the phone screen!
He's so patient on Sundays.  I head out early in the day and don't return until the morning services are over.  Sometimes there's an evening service as well and he just goes off to his basket and presumably sleeps most of the time.  Right now my elbow has been nudged a few times - very gently - with the clear message that is "walk"!  
Today is "driech" according to one friend.  Having checked out the meaning I'd agree with that.  "Dreary" and "thick grey clouds hanging heavily in the sky" sums up today's weather.  It's not the sort of day to be going off for a long walk but Eliot will certainly appreciate the opportunity to stretch his legs.  We might even collect a Chinese carry out on the way back home!  I'm not too sure why I said "might"!
Holidays are about to begin... a few days to clear up some administration and I'm off for just over three weeks!  Less of the driech and more of the sunshine would be appreciated!  
I wonder could I sneak a cup of tea before the nudging nose returns?

Almighty God, 
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
Open our hearts tot he riches of his grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Book of Common Prayer
Collect of today: The Ninth Sunday after Trinity. 

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