Saturday, March 12, 2016

Birthday Celebration and Tea Book

My birthday was Friday, but I've been celebrating for several days. 
The bouquet of flowers is from Austin and Glenn. 
Daughter Melissa and I met for lunch in Lexington 
at a favorite restaurant with a little shopping after lunch. 
Among several gifts I received, Melissa gave me this new book 
Afternoon Tea at Home by Will Torrent, a consultant
pastry chef to Waitrose, a large supermarket chain in England. 
In addition he is an author, appeared in several BBC TV shows, 
and worked at Claridges, The Dorchester and The Lanesborough. 

This beautiful book includes recipes in both "English" and "American."
This includes measurements and ingredients.  

The photography makes me want to have English Afternoon Tea in England again soon. 

 I appreciate the birthday cards and good wishes from friends. 
I'm celebrating throughout the month of March.  
Yes, I am partial to Shamrock designs on china
because I was born in March! 


Beth said...

Happy, happy birthday, Linda! Have a great cup of tea and a GF goodie - you deserve it.
Thank you for your kindness in educating me on GF eating - I am succeeding and I feel SO much better now.
Hugs, Beth

Bernideen said...

What a lovely birthday time! So happy you had a wonderful day. Love the cookbook. I've seen several lately I am not familiar with and yours is one. WE can't have that can we!

Margie said...

Happy Birthday Month, Linda! I'm all for celebrating birthdays all month!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Happy birthday Linda! Beautiful flowers!

Patsy said...

Happy, happy Birthday Linda and many more!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful birthday celebrations! Looks like a great book - fabulous photography.

Joy said...

Happy birthday! What lovely flowers and a fascinating book. I know you're enjoying them.

The Victorian Girl said...

Happy Birthday! You should absolutely celebrate all month long!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Your flowers are pretty and the cookbook is perfect for a tea lover. I love cookbooks with beautiful photographs. Please let us know when you try some of the recipes from it.

martea said...

Celebrating all month is the only way to celebrate a birthday!
Best wishes for your birthday month and the year ahead...

Angela McRae said...

Got so behind on my favorite blogs that I missed saying Happy Birthday, but I can tell it was a good one! Now I'm debating whether I, too, need a copy of this book you got. It looks wonderful!

ruthie staley said...

Linda, Happy Birthday, I too am a March birthday girl, I love your blog, I have a big interest in any thing tea, I am interested in purchasing the book you received, let us know how to buy it


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