Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tea for Two: Oliver Twist on my Front Porch

Dear Friend,                                                                                                       
I have an extra rocking chair. Care to sit for a spell? 

Would you like a cup of tea? 
I'll put my kettle on now. :-)

What kind of tea do you like?
Do you take cream? Sugar? Honey?

What have you been reading lately? Anything good?

Name your favorite novel. Can't pick one? Well then, name some of your favorites. Or your favorite at the moment.

Wish you didn't have to go!
I enjoy spending time with you. Come back soon!

Love & Blessings,



  1. I would love to join you for tea!! : ) I haven't been reading much lately, as I've had to start working, and things have been quite hectic.
    Let's see - my favorite novel? Very difficult. One of my favorites is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. From our classics list I think my favorites have been P&P, Jane Eyre, Oliver, and Uncle Tom's Cabin. Oh, I love children's literature, and some of my favorite recent series are the Roman Mysteries (but be careful - they are kind of gory at times, as the Romans were!) and the P.K. Pinkerton mysteries, both by Caroline Lawrence. I also love the Sammy Keyes mysteries by Van Draanen.
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Love & blessings to you, too,
    Sandy B.
    PS I usually drink English Breakfast tea with milk, but I also like iced Tazo Passion tea. : )

    1. Your company would be such a treat, Sandy! If you ever do come to visit me I'll be sure to have plenty of English Breakfast and Tazo Passion teas on hand. :-)

      I loved a Tree Grows in Brooklyn! Equal to that book for me was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. And here's another title along that same vein (though not as well known): Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes. It was made into a sweet movie in 1948 -- I Remember Mama, starring Irene Dunne.
      Love your favorite classics too! I'll have to check out these other titles you recommend. Thanks for sharing some cyber-tea with me today. <3

  2. Being more of a coffee person, I would either bring my own in my travel mug or stop by Starbucks or Tim's on the way. :-)

    This post touches me, Adriana, because last night at our writing group we did a 15-minute writing exercise and the prompt was "something you regret." I wrote that I regret not travelling more before we had kids because I realize that now I will likely not get to any of the places I would like to see. But as I wrote, I thought, I shouldn't be so pessimistic; I should just dream! So I wrote some places I'd like to go and one was that I would visit you in [insert state here] and we'd go walking in the woods like 2 travelers into Narnia!

    Favourite novel: well, I listed my top 5 in a post once: Little Women, Rebecca, The House of Mirth, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. I'm very glad to have re-read Jane Eyre recently in your synchro-read; it touched me more deeply this time than ever before. I'm not sure where you're at in it so I won't spoil it yet by explaining why, but sometime soon I will.

    Well, that's been very satisfying! I enjoyed the visit; thanks so much for the invitation.

    1. Dearest Jeannie,
      Make no mistake: I'm a coffee person too! I usually sip on coffee until about 10AM then switch to tea for the rest of the day.

      I'm touched that you're touched. ♥ And I would be positively thrilled to have you as a guest in my home! Let me know when you are on your way and I'll get your room ready. :-) And if you want you can bring the whole fam!

      I'm glad you have your dreams. Have you ever read my post about the list of goals I made at age 12? I don't believe we can predict the future, but I DO believe that we can be "vision casters" and cast beautiful goals for ourselves and for others! I have seen this played out in my life and again! If I write down a goal it typically comes to pass eventually. Thank you for reminding me of this! I needed this right now.

      BTW, When I finish the WEM list I am planning to tour the English countryside. I don't know how I'm going to pay for the trip yet, but airfare and lodging are mere details, right? God loves to give good gifts to his children.

    2. P.S. My reader says I have 4hrs to go on Jane Eyre. I love it but I have been a little too tired lately to read anything. :-( I was listening to it while in the bath tub last night and I fell asleep. I still love it more than any screen version I've ever seen. And it has been fascinating to read a work by an author with my personality type.
      On a side note: I was thinking a little more about your dream and it made me think of a movie I watched once with my mom. It's been years, but I remember we both thought it was charming: Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, starring Angela Lansbury. http://www.zimbio.com/Angela+Lansbury/articles/g28IOqLO0IF/Mrs+Arris+Goes+Paris+1992+Review


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