A couple of weeks ago, Frank's sisters Lisa and Theresa invited me to join them for high tea.
There were seven in our group which also included Frank's sister-in-law Judy and her daughter Jenna, Lisa's friend Pat and my friend Carol Anne.
We arrived at a lovely country home, complete with Victorian decor. We were greeted by Lady Kimberly, our hostess, dressed in clothing of the day.
We were shown the parlour, where we ladies could have our leaves read if we so desired and on our way back to the dining area, Lady Kimberly pointed out "the necessary." We were told that the proper way to excuse ourselves to use the necessary, was to simply place our napkins on our seats, and leave the room without saying a word.
We each selected our own teapot and tea. I chose a purple floral pot and vanilla chai, which was delicious.
Lunch was a collection of five semi-circular uniquely flavoured sandwiches. Dessert was freshly baked scones served with Devon cream and raspberry preserves, delicious home baked tarts and squares and fresh fruit.
Far too much to finish in one sitting - especially with all that wonderful tea.
One by one, ladies went into the parlour to have their fortunes read. Everyone came out smiling - pleased with the reading.
This was my cup. Does anyone of you read leaves - not that I'd need a second opinion. I quite like what I was told.
Once high tea was over, I wandered around snapping a few photos and chatted with our hostess about her lovely business. I suspect that we'll all return sometime soon.