I adore tea cookies
shortbreads, sugars, gingers
But every once in a while
yearns for what we term
"Cookie Jar Cookies"
Those bigger, heartier cookies
that go more with milk than tea.
"come home from school"
"come out of the cold"
kind of cookie.
And so Sunday I made
Oatmeal raisin cookies
With fruit and oatmeal
I think of them as
As good as they are with a glass of milk in the afternoon,
they also go well with tea.
In the breakfast room
Where I often read one of the decorating or cookery books
that are always handy in the breakfast room.
These two are Laura Ashley
A House in the Cotswolds and A House in London
I love looking at the pictures in these books
These interiors are not the flowery fussy rooms that we often think of
when we think of Laura Ashley.
But rather sparser and filled with antiques.
(and usually everyday) teapot is perfect to brew
P G Tips tea.
And the Spode blue and white which are always handy in the kitchen.
A hyacinth scents the air
An orchid's blooms make one think that perhaps
winter is almost gone.
I do linger at tea on Sunday afternoon
For there is not so many chores
Or, rather, chores are neglected on Sundays.