My blog friend, Gracie, invited me to join her for tea at "Chariteas" in Sandy today. You know me, always up for an adventure, so I found the pretty little yellow shop and got a table and soon Gracie arrived and we settled in for a nice visit. I ordered a high tea and Gracie had a salad with salmon.They brought me an "English" tea and it was very good.
There were tea sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese and cranberry sauce.
A very fresh and tasty scone with clotted cream.
A lemon tart and ... I had to ask the waitress.. what IS this? It was cold and mooshy and covered with frost. "Mochi" she said, cherry chocolate. Ooook.. it was covered with a cherry flavored chewy rice outer shell filled with chocolate ice cream. Yum!
Gracie and I recreated our photos of each other from our first lunch together -- me taking a photo of her taking a photo of me. :-)
After lunch we headed to Gracie's home, my first visit there. Her living area is so charming with a rock fireplace and lots of nice bright windows! I got to meet her daughter and two bright and cute little granddaughters.. and I got to hold her newest baby granddaughter.. oh so sweet and cuddly! Then we settled into adjoining easy chairs and I asked Gracie what she needed help with on her MacBook Pro. We spent a few hours with me helping her and both of us chatting away. What a nice time we had!
Near to 5 pm I packed up my computer and said my goodbyes and headed home. I am so glad that Gracie found my blog and that we live close enough to get together in "real life". She is a very sweet and caring person and I'm glad we're friends. :-)
I am ending this post with something you won't see again for a long time.. my last bloom on my 4th of July rose. Isn't this just gorgeous?
I hope you're having a good week.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)