Monday, 25 July 2011

Another cream tea!


I couldn't miss the opportunity for another cream tea this weekend!  Some friends of mine opened their garden to raise funds to buy an 'Event Shelter' for our church's young people's groups to use when they go to summer festivals.  (I didn't know what that was.  I'm told it's a kind of gazebo where the group can gather to chat, pray and worship together.)  Coming soon to New Wine - so look out for it, H!  And if you want to know what New Wine is, then keep an eye on H's blog, Little Sealed Packages, in a couple of week's time.

Since it was a lovely day, it wasn't a great hardship to go along to support the cause.  It's a beautiful garden, cleverly laid out to make the most of the very steeply sloping site.  I've posted a photo of it before and it looks just as gorgeous in the summer as in the spring - full of colour and interest.  I'm totally happy to sit in my friends' gardens, chat, enjoy tea and cakes - and listen (in this case) to some live music played by a couple of members of 'Hot Aire'.  No hardship at all.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, I could quite easily do that as well, Jenny! As soon as I saw this beautiful garden again, I knew it was the same one you had shared with us previously. I could never grow tired of such a wonderful place and the cream cakes sound positively wicked and delicious! Yum!

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  2. Hello Jenny, So cozy colorful area and sitting there with friends chatting must be a real week-end treat!
    Here in Austria the weather is really a bit horrible with low temperature and lots of water coming down... My tomatoes look a bit sad...

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  3. What a lovely garden. I wish mine was even vaguely fit to show the public!

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  4. I see photos like this (or movies) and wonder why we don't have our 'tea' outdoors. It's such a lovely idea! But this weekend I was reminded why we don't do that here...mosquitoes. Don't you have mosquitoes in England?

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  5. Oh, being there with you, and to share a cup of tea! :o)

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  6. Come on, confess - you would go along to an open garden in favour of the North Bradford Racing Pigeon Society as long as there was a cream tea on offer.

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  7. I don't like tea but the garden is lovely.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Glad you didn't miss this tea! Lovely garden.

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  9. How come the blue fence is leaning Jenny? As to tea, we only drink beer, as to cream, it has too much cholesterol, but otherwise the garden is GREAT !
    Please don't take umbridge, you know I'm only joking: but I am really worried about the fence, It was straight in Spring....

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  10. @ Michael - It's not a fence, it's a shed! :)

    Jenny - I'm going tomorrow!!! Newark, here I come!!! Bounce, bounce, bounce...

    By the way, I love this garden too :)

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  11. This is quite a nice garden. It looks small but with every inch planted. Not sure that a guy would be welcome there for tea, but I might have sneaked ink, too, if I were there.

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  12. A charming garden -- water feature make such a nice addition -- I loved yesterday's pool with the pensive lady in the middle.

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  13. This pond is absolutely beautiful! I want one like that. :-)

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  14. Oh yes, seeing your original post of this garden I remember now. Love the water feature in it now with those water lilies! ~Lili

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