The Ladies' Tea Guild

Monday, January 23, 2012

San Francisco International Tea Festival!

Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Wikimedia Commons.
I just heard about the San Francisco International Tea Festival from a tea friend.  I had no idea that this event even existed, and now I totally want to go!  It will be held at the Ferry Building on Saturday, February 25 and admission is $25 per person.

Is anyone else going to this event?  I've never been to this kind of event before, but it sounds like such an interesting and fun experience. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Downton Abbey is back for Season 2!

Downton Abbey cast photo.  Photo: Carnival Films.
If you'd like to watch the Christmas Special, click here.

It's on KQED for the next 6 or 7 weeks; the schedule is here.

Lots of costume fun!  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!
Bread and milk for breakfast,
And woolen frocks to wear,
And a crumb for robin redbreast
On the cold days of the year.
-- Christina Rossetti

2011 was a hard year for me, as well as several other people I know.  Here's hoping that 2012 will be better for us all!
Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)