Friday, October 3, 2008

Tea for Two in Renfrew

Some days the weather is just perfect, you have a free afternoon, and a friend with which to share it. Today was such a day. My Ya-Ya Sister, Shelagh, invited me to her front porch so that we could do what sistahs do best: tawk amongst ourselves. Shelagh made flaky homemade tea biscuits served with real Devon cream, deeelicious fig jam, and ahhhh, Lady Grey tea. Now, THAT is what we call Northern Hospitality.














We were so gosh-darn busy conversatin' bout important subjects that I forgot to take pictures of the neighbor's blue heeler trying to eat a dead bird or the kids having a blast playing tea party and pirate-fighting on these cool cut-up tree trunk pieces they had the tree cutters leave in their front yard. Now, if only, I'd thought to save some of our blown-over tree after Hurricane Ike for the grandsons to use as a fort. C'est la vie.
While we were chillin' and chattin', we did manage to supervise the kids because, like all moms, hockey or not, we have eyes in the back of our heads, right? This is us, engaged in more of our high-level deliberations.

And then, the neighbor figured out that she wanted to join our fun so we broke out an aperitif, decadent Cassis from Dijon. And a bit more talk of the economy. Not!
And then Shelagh's cute German hubby showed up with beer, sausages, AND..... pastries! Does it get any better?
Eventually I had to "bail out" and head for home.
Not such a bad view from our Prince's Island Palace either. Leaves turning more yellow all the time. Next week, maybe snow. Time to put up the Christmas lights before it gets too cold and icy for the ladder. You think I'm kidding?














10 comments:

chickadee said...

Hanging out on my sunny front porch is one of life's pleasures....especially when it is paired with a Ya-Ya sister, devon cream and fig jam. xo

Sandel said...

What a fun day, I am a bit jealous. Love ya

Canadian Mum said...

Tea for two? What about tea for three or four? We all could have joined in!

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

readers: pay no attention to "canadian mum". i'm thinking of blocking her from commenting cause she is driving me CRAZY with scrabblegram..arghhhh! just kidding 'bout blocking cause i give special chocolate to people who comment.

Carrie said...

Special chocolate??? Woo~Hoo!!! Tea for two? That's right up my alley! How sweet is that? Is your friend a Southern Bell?

OK GrandJane...about your prize!!! The agreement was that I would stick your cute things in with Denises and we would mail together! Well, that CRAZY girl lied! She mailed and then told me! So, I will get it out this week! Promise!

Carrie said...

Did someone say special chocolates???

Carrie said...

For real???

Sandel said...

I did not lie............pay no attention to that crazy Carrie, she had a little something in here tee hee. She's just slow!!! (ok, well I should have mailed mine in July).

Sooooooo.....when are we getting bithday bash photos posted??

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

ok girls. yes..special chocolate..hope you like dark chocolate. Carrie..just wait for Christmas unless it's season specific. Denise..you get extra points for mailing to canada. i love to extend my b'day long as possible. eases the pain. Friend at Tea for Two not southern..unless you count Southern Alberta as south..

Sada said...

Looks like great fun, great view, and great life!!