27/09/2012

STILL HERE

A quick post from England just to prove I'm still alive!
Simply to be woken up that first morning by a grandson saying, "Can I come in with you, Nanny Liz?" was worth the trip.
Yesterday I walked up to the village in the rain - a rare treat after the drought in Tenerife - and stopped in a very English tea-shop to wait out a downpour. You enter this shop through a florist and step carefully over floral arrangements to enter the cafe half of the two-woman business. You can choose where to sit from a variety of odd tables and chairs, or sit in the overgrown garden when the weather is nice. There are huge home-made sponge cakes under glass domes, and the slices they serve are enormous. Last time I was there I had a sandwich with smoked mackerel pate, made by the fishmonger next door, and it came in fresh granary bread from the baker next to him.
I have picked out a couple of houses for sale - all I need is a lottery win!

4 comments:

  1. Ah England, it's a truly unique and wonderful place... I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, even in the rain!

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  2. I could almost force myself away from my computer and make scones. It may yet happen! Glad you are enjoying the trip.

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  3. How lovely! Thanks for checking in!

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  4. sounds heavenly, a slice of life from the days before supermarkets. Nice to see it surviving in some areas.

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