Isn’t it frustrating when you have the best intentions in the world to get together with friends and it doesn’t seem to happen? That happens to Ralph and me so often but sometimes it does help to have persistent friends.
Our friends Ed and Tina keep saying we should get together, but Ed is a take charge kind of guy. He called Ralph and they set a date.
So yesterday, we found ourselves here…
The Tea Place in Sewell, NJ. I’ve been here before and it is so unique and so much fun.
Beautiful hand painted art work.
We had Chelsea Tea and White Tea, both delicious.
We all started with the butternut squash soup.
It was good, but it needed to be spiced up a bit. You know that must be true because not only did I add pepper, but I added salt too! It was warm and I was freezing, so I enjoyed it! 🙂
I then had the Queen Spanish olive with pimento in cream cheese on pumpernickel.
It was served with cucumber slaw, a very delicate dressing on thinly sliced cucumbers and onions. Very Tasty! Also on the plate were delicious rice crackers that are on sale in the shop itself. I should have bought some to bring home, but I didn’t. There was one more piece to my sandwich, but I’d already eaten it when I took the photo! 😉
We sat and sat and talked and talked.
Tina and Ed…
Ralph and Me!
Ralph making an editorial comment about being photographed for BCDC!!
We had a lovely, long visit and extra pots of tea. It was so much fun. Ed and Tina go to The Tea Place regularly so we’re going to try to get together again sooner rather than later. There’s also a cigar club in the same shopping center and the guys will probably get together there at some point which means that Tina and I can get together and do girl things!
It was a great visit!
My meditation practice went well in the morning and I feel more connected to it every day.
Since it was Ash Wednesday, I’ve decided what I’m giving up for Lent. Drumroll please…Chips! Ok, can I do it? Ralph told me this morning he’s never stuck to giving up something for Lent. He doesn’t think I can stick to it. Sounds like a challenge to me! Day one! 🙂 Happy Thursday!