Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tea and Biscuits

Last weekend saw the children answer an emergency call for babysitting. We hopped in the car straight after school and travelled 300 miles or so to baby sit for some seriously good friends. The were due to have their first ever night away, since having children, and the intended baby sitter had done her back in so we offered to step into the breech. The children are age 2 years and 10 months and I have to admit I was a little worried about how I would manage to entertain them but thankfully the four of them pretty much entertained themselves and was really only required to provide meals, change nappies and read stories, quite relaxing really.

Our friends returned on Sunday afternoon and brought me a fantastic bag of good things from Fortnum and Mason to say thank you. Amongst the delicious goodies was this beautiful tin of green tea. So pretty don't you think? I love these colours.

Obviously one must have biscuits to go with tea. Gingernuts today and I was greatly assisted in the kitchen by this little flower child.



Anonymous carol said...

Wow that is friendship - 300 miles is a long way! Anyway glad it all worked out and the babysitting went well. The colour of the tin is truley lovely.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:22:00 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Yum Darjeeling and Ginger Nuts!
If you ever find yourself near Craven Arms, South of Shrewsbury, hang a right towards Clungunford and seek out The Bird on The Rock Tea Room for the best cup of tea in the world!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:27:00 pm  
Blogger susan said...

Dear Poshyarns,

I came across you via Nora at Black Dog Knits.

I'm interested in that you say you are a potter.

Me too. Well potter without a studio at the moment.

I'm near Manchester.

Oh and I also knit.

What kind of potting do you do? I throw, or will when I get my home studio going.

Bob along to my site, Celadon Pool two.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

What good friends you are! My hubby & I have never had a night away without kids... one day we'll get there, right? :0)

Looks like fun!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:45:00 pm  
Blogger Stephanie said...

yummy looking biscuits, and how fortunate you are to have such a beautiful flower helper!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 7:50:00 pm  
Blogger Flavaknits said...

And here was me worrying about a mere 180 mile drive to Inverness! What a good friend you are (I'm not very good with other peoples childrens nappies, but I manage!)
The tea tin looks lovely - and home made ginger nuts, mmmmm....

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:27:00 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

You are amazingly generous-not just sparing your time, but going all that way. Obviously your friend really appreciate you though.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:37:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I agree, it was very generous of you, going all that way. Children do entertain each other very well, as long as they're all getting along! That is a very nice tin of tea. And those cookies look delicious. I wonder if they are what we would call gingersnaps.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 11:00:00 pm  
Blogger Krawuggl said...

Your friends must be very lucky to have you for friendship, to drive 300 miles for babysitting are one of the most wonderful things a friend can do. And I love your green tin, I like the ones with a bit kind of 'vintage-look' so much. Baking together is a really 'hyggelig' thing, especially with the helping hand and in company of such a friendly and cute flower child.

Thursday, March 08, 2007 10:43:00 am  
Anonymous victoria said...

What a lovely tin--how could you not love tea from a tin like that? What a nice friend to travel all that way...I need to get away too, care to help me out???? LOL!

Thursday, March 08, 2007 2:39:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful tin, but even more lovely of you to go and help like that.

Thursday, March 08, 2007 2:44:00 pm  
Blogger Amelia said...

I find that I really have to avoid going anywhere near F&Ms as it's very easy to spend a vast amount of money there before you've even blinked! Their colours are gorgeous and their packaging is generally beautiful.

Friday, March 09, 2007 7:28:00 am  
Anonymous Sabine said...

I so love Fortnum and Mason. I have a Earl Grey tin which I bought back in 1997 (!). The tea is long gone (*sigh*), but I still use the tin as a pen box on my desk.

Your cardigan is lovely.

Monday, March 12, 2007 6:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Alex said...

Lovely tin indeed! And those biscuits... mouthwatering.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:49:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You certainly are a good friend, the best anyone could ever wish for! Thank you for the babysitting and for the lovely Easter break we have just had with you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:27:00 am  

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