Saturday, 4 June 2022

Celebraion Tea

Lovely celebration tea.   Sixteen of us and my neighbour and I were told not to bring anything unless we wanted a special drink.   So we set off up the road at the appointed time - two nearly ninety year olds tootling along in the sunshine (sharp, chilly wind blowing in off the North Sea though).   It was only four bungalows up to walk - they were just erecting a wind break when we got there - we were first to arrive.

We sat and chatted and laughed and all had a drink and toasted H M.   The food - all home made of course - was delicious and the company fine.  I met one man I had not seen for many years who knew the farmer's family well and he reminisced about the old times - long before my time.

We stayed for almost three hours and then i came home, closely followed by H, and J who had gone home to walk the dog.   They are moving house on Monday so have not a lot of time to spare.

It was nice to get together with one's neighbours and get to know them a little better.  And of course we all agreed that an occasion such as this will never come along again.   (we are all getting on a bit)

25 comments:

Country Cottage said...

Sounds like a lovely day - you should sleep well tonight.

busybusybeejay said...

What a lovely time you had.Barbarax

Bea said...

Oh, what a wonderful afternoon you must have had!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good chin wag enjoyed by all. -Pam.

Ellen D. said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your wonderful Queen!

the veg artist said...

How lovely of your neighbours to arrange this. You will be tired tomorrow, so take it extra easy!

Susan said...

Your Jubilee Tea celebration sounds really great. Good food, drink and people joining together makes for a perfect afternoon.

Chris said...

A most sensible way to celebrate this special occasion. Glad you enjoyed it!

Debby said...

Sounds like the perfect celebration!

Brenda said...

What fun. I
Love England. Shakespeare
Scholars event in 2006
And 2008. We had such fun
I love London but then my fav city is NYC
Loved Oxford and of course Stratford upon Avon
I have watched on you tube a few minutes of the Queen this weekend. Adore her. Had to laugh when read she supposedly banned Monopoly from royals. Lol
My grands and I keep a game going.

Glad you had a great day today.

vic said...

Sounds like a perfect party to me. Certainly is something to celebrate. It must have made a lovely afternoon for you with all the reminiscing going on.

Cro Magnon said...

That was good to read. Hasn't it been a wonderful weekend, and still more to come, I believe.

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Tasker Dunham said...

What a great afternoon. It is days like that that keep us going.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. Intend to watch the pageant this afternoon but it all depnds upon whether or not I get my Book Group presentation read for morning

Rachel Phillips said...

The pageant only comes once. Sod the book group presentation, you can wing it somehow and I am sure the rest of the group would rather you enjoyed the pageant.

Jennyff said...

If only every day could be a jubilee day. Everyone getting on with each other, feeling happy and proud, making a big effort to show their gratitude, it’s been splendid.

Derek Faulkner said...

Gawd blimey Pat, take Rachel's advice, it makes sense.

Librarian said...

I am glad you had a good time, and all went well with you walking there and back.

Melinda from Ontario said...

What a wonderful afternoon you had. I enjoy nothing better than hanging out in someone's yard enjoying the weather, conversation and food. I'd have people in my own backyard more often if I didn't have to worry about my 100 pound dog snatching food from plates or knocking drinks out of hands in his eagerness for head strokes.

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely!

Hugs!

Barbara R. said...

It pleases me to hear about your tea, where there was talk about older times than even yours! I am happy you had a good time and walked to and fro the tea party.

Heather said...

Your Jubilee celebration tea was a good excuse for a get-together and I am glad the weather behaved itself. I can't say the same for today. I have been so cold all day and have had to put the fire on - in June!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Rachel - when I started planning the presentaton myhead was in such a whirl I switched off and do recallfrom fresh air in the morning.

Brenda said...

Loved the parade…