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Thursday 22 December 2011

Peace Amongst The Hustle & Bustle!

Well. I spent a lovely couple of hours yesterday morning, as my daughter (who lives in France) and I went to a lovely little town near here, and had a lovely browse around the shops, with their windows all decorated for Christmas. There were just the two of us, as Eleanor decided that she would rather stay in bed!

We came upon a lovely little olde worlde tea shop, where we enjoyed a frangipani mince pie with a pot of peppermint tea. It was wonderful sitting there amongst all the beautiful old china and watching the world rush by outside the window.

Only THREE sleeps to go!
I hope you will forgive me if I am not commenting on your posts quite so much at the moment, but I do send hugs to you all, and thank you again for all your friendship during the past year.

There's more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!


Belle said...

What a beautiful tea shop. Everything looks so good. I'm happy for you that you have your family around you at Christmas. God bless, love and hugs, Belle

Pearson Report said...

I love going for tea! What a delightful tea shop. Looks like you two enjoyed yourselves.

Merry Christmas to you and your happy family.

Smiles and hugs, Jenny


Rebecca said...

that mince pie looks delicious x

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh to be able to relax, walk and browse instead of scurry and hurry. We should all take tea.

Anonymous said...

Dear Diane.
That tea house looks so nice :) glad to see that you are having a wonderful time. Happy Christmas my dear friend. Big hugs x

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Thisisme! The simple, quiet moment that you enjoyed with Emma is a priceless memory maker. I wish that I could have been there with you to sip tea, eat pie and watch the world go rushing by outside that window. G-T looks relaxed and content that makes me happy.

Ours truly is a sweet friendship, Thisisme. Can you imagine how good it made me feel to find your follow-up comment on my blog first thing this morning? That's genuine caring and at this moment my eyes are filled with tears of gratitude. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for showing me your beautiful Devon, your beautiful family and your beautiful heart.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Shelly said...

I love vintage china and seeing your pictures was a real treat. It was a lovely outing with your daughter. Merry Christmas, and may your new year be blessed with even more love, peace, and health, my friend.

Unknown said...

That was a cozy looking spot to rest and be refreshed and an excellent picture of your gorgeous daughter. Merry Christmas to you and to all your wonderful family.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What a lovely interlude, in the rush of the Season. It made me calm, just to read/see it.

Please do not worry about comments, at this time. It is a Family Time. It is Christmas Time. Is not for wasting time, in blog land. The long, cold Jan. and Feb. are coming. Then, we can find solace and warmth and coziness, chatting-away in pretty blog land. :-)

A Happy, Happy Christmas to you, Dear One. And to yours...

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; and transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"
~~Charles Dickens,
"The Pickwick Papers", 1836

SkippyMom said...

What an amazingly beautiful set up for tea. Your country sure does know how to do it up right.

I am glad you are enjoying yourself. Now it is only 3 more sleeps and I am busting! BUSTING! over here. heehee

Olive said...

Love that "only three sleeps to go." Wishing you a Happy Christmas.

BB said...

This, I'm so glad you got to spend some quality time with your daughter and enjoyed tea together. I bet she loved it. Those goodies looked delicious. It sounds so beautiful where you are. Someday!!!!!!! Enjoy my awesome friend.

Unknown said...

That tea shop is beautiful! I'm so glad that you got to share some quality time!! Merry Christmas to you!

Unknown said...

Shady says it best...thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with all of us! Merry Christmas my friend! I look forward to lots more fun as we head into the New Year! With a friend like you, my life is truly blessed.

Claudia Moser said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Denise said...

Merry Christmas to you too My dear. It looks like your having a lovely time this week.Wonderful!Denise

Rebecca said...

what a lovely china set and wishing you and your fmily a very merry christmas

Sally Wessely said...

Oh I love mince pie. I can only imagine what a treat it was to have tea using the lovely tea set and sit and watch the world go by.

Merry Christmas, dear one. Enjoy your time with your family.

Gawgus things... said...

What a jolly nice tea it was too!