It's been a month in the works so we have had lots of time to get excited about our meet up.
Our meet up was a highlight for me, a perfect start to the month.
Sipping tea is so soothing. I find that it has such a restorative effect.
There have been many chaotic and dramatic moments in my life where things have gone awry and the first thing I reach for is the kettle and the teapot. They are truly my life preservers.
When we have visitors stop by The Humble Bungalow I usually head to the kitchen to put the kettle on.
Taking tea seems like a natural place to start when meeting friends...
it sets a relaxed tone and encourages reflection and conversation.
Do you know anyone who doesn't love a Tea Party?
The White Heather Tea Room has a variety of pretty patterned bone china teacups.
I love how they set their tables with linen cloths and napkins.
It's a popular spot for a cuppa so you will need a reservation.
There are lots of different tasty tea blends on the menu.
Three "afternoon set teas" are available.
The Grand Muckle Tea which is vast,
The Not So Wee Tea which is large and The Wee Tea which was perfect for us!
(three of us are on Weight Watchers!)
from left to right
Hostess of The Humble Bungalow
"The Wee Tea"
egg salad sandwich roll, devilled ham roll, scone with chicken salad, fruit slices,
a butter tart wedge, lemon poppy seed cake and a piece of shortbread.
Pondside author H
We spent a leisurely couple of hours nibbling delicious sandwiches and sweets while drinking our tea.
It was so much fun to get together...I can't wait to do it again.
We had lots to chat about...blogging, grandchildren, fashion, food, family and travel.
You can imagine four women with lots in common that it was hard to get a word in edgewise!
Many pictures were taken, after all we are bloggers and we do love to capture life moments on film.
We all brought cameras!
After tea we walked up to the consignment shop nearby to have a browse...
the shop had lots of lovely things for sale.
One item that really caught my eye was a fabulous vintage Dior full length fur coat for $1700.00!
Bellissima ponte knit trousers, white Coldwater Creek tank top,
Betty Barclay long sweater, Amalfi shoes
with my Kate Spade quilted bag.
I opted for Pearls as the ruffles on the sweater did not allow much room for a scarf.
I hope that you will pop over and visit the other bloggers if you don't know them already.
It will be fun to get together again and we hope that a few more bloggers will join us next time.
If you blog or know of any bloggers in the Victoria or Vancouver Island area that you'd like to introduce please leave me a comment and their link below.
Be Kind and Be Well.