Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Think tennis or cricket - Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse... Tea on the lawn after a summer afternoon's sport - how delightful!
Etiquette and manners go hand in hand with the ceremony. Milk or tea first?
"Just a dash."
Sandwiches, scones, and lashings of tea.
I can almost hear the hum of conversation here in this photograph, as the lawn gently browns in the dry spell, and a brave sparrow ventures out of the border to find a fallen crumb.
Meeting elderly relatives, a tryst, discussing who will have the children for the holidays.
Teatime: an irresistible part of summer.
Posted by Alicia Stone at 01:02