Saturday, March 3, 2012



“She did not think that people now were any worse than they used to be, but it was very clear to her that they had less time.  In the old days Botswana people were rarely in a rush to get somewhere else - why should they be?  Nowadays, people were always thinking of getting somewhere - they traveled far more, rushing from here to there and back again.  She would never let her life go that way; she would always take the time to drink tea, to look at the sky, and to talk.  What else was there to do?  Make money?  Why?  Did money bring any greater happiness than that furnished by a well-made cup of red bush tea and a moment or two with a good friend?  She thought not.”


By Alexander McCall Smith


Connie said...

Tea is our 'drink' of choice in this home. When we sisters get together, we usually have 'Tea' with all the trimmings; beautiful china, fancy lace place mats, homemade cookies and sandwiches. It is always a lot of work but the memories are so precious.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sounds like a book I would like.

I'd love for you to pop by for a visit. I am hosting a $50 Kirklands Giftcard Giveaway.

Bev K said...

I came upon your blog via the MGCC recipe blog. I'm enjoying your posts and love the #1 Ladies Detective series.
My MIL had so many teacups and I've kept a few to remember her by. I like your tea party idea - I think it's time we do that here.