Friday 29 October 2010

Tea and Tattle

Tea and gossip: two things I love to catch up on during half term. I took one of my friends to YumChaa. my favourite place to have tea in London and we spent a few hours catching up and chain caffeining. I love that they serve leaf tea in pots and they have a milk jug full of each different kind on the counter that you can sniff to decide which blend you'd like. I love that you get a teapot and a strainer which fit into their own cup. I love the shabby-chic decor: mismatched wooden chairs and tired, worn, comfortable leather armchairs. Most of all, I love that you can sit and gossip for ages without being disturbed. I took this picture on my little Diana camera which gave it a lovely vintagey tint for a lovely vintagey place.

I drink too much tea at the best of times but at least during term time, I'm limited by the fact that I'm not allowed to drink during lessons. At half term, there's nothing to stop me and my kettle hardly gets off the boil. Hence all the pages about tea!

The bed arrived yesterday and is now assembled (at 1am with much appreciated help from friend) and gets ten out of ten for ease of assembly and rubbish out of ten for clarity of instructions. Had a cup of tea and thought about it and decided not to do steps 2 and 3 as I didn't have the pieces anyway. Steps 1 and 4 seemed to suffice so I left it at that. So nice to have a bed!

And I'm off on scrapbook retreat today! Time to pack! And then I can do a little scrapping before I go. But first, best put the kettle on.

Kisses xxx

P.S. Wrote my letter yesterday for True Stories but haven't got round to scrapping it. Did manage to print off lots of new pics to scrap while watching Singin in the Rain though.

P.P.S. Ah, Singin in the Rain. They just don't make them like that any more. I heart Gene Kelly and Danny Kaye. Wish I could tap dance.

P.P.P.S. Thanks for all your comments - did a double take this morning!


  1. Hooray for a proper bed! I hope steps 2 and 3 weren't so vital that you wake up on the floor some night soon.... ;-)

    That sounds like an amazing place to take tea. Are you really not allowed to drink during lessons? We are - but hot drinks have to be in a thermal mug. I don't tend to have time to even take a sip during a lesson anyway, though I do make sure I have a bottle of water handy in case of an attack of hiccups or a coughing fit!!

  2. at last a proper bed, ur back must be shouting for joy. Sad it took until 1am to get it put together, shop instructions r not what they should be. although i always find ikea fairly succinct. Love this LO, ode to tea. u must let me know where this veritable fest of teaness is so i can go next time i get to visit our capitol city
    Jo xxxx

  3. Love your description of the tea spot, sounds lovely - and tea with a friend can't be beat. Your layout is so very vintage-y pretty!

  4. gorgeous page, i really love it!