Monday, December 5, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Day 5: Enjoy Your Friends!

Isaac and I were invited to our friend Victoria's house the other day ... for tea time. Yes, tea time. A British tradition that we sorely lack here in the the "new world". Sure, we have coffee breaks ... but they don't come with piping hot popovers, various fruits, sharp cheese and wafer cookies dipped in flavored cream cheese. Sounds like an odd group of yummies, but I can assure you that they were perfect. (However, coffee breaks do come with donut holes, which we also enjoyed).

Having never been invited to an afternoon tea, I had no idea what to bring. But a craft of some kind - for all to enjoy - always seems appropriate. I brought some blank cards, colored ink pads, and an Ed Emberley book --- for some thumbprint art. After seeing this article in Family Fun magazine for creating these sweet cards ...

... I thought it would be a great group activity. Little did I know that Victoria's daughter, Meg, would take it to a whole new level ...

Awesome! She gave Isaac much inspiration ...

So, it was a lovely, lovely tea time. Such gracious hosts. Wonderful conversation. Playful cats. Yummy food. And crafty goodness.

Enjoying my friends has become a high priority lately. And I am blessed with some wonderful friends to enjoy. (Thank you!) How about you? Are you enjoying your friends lately? How? What are your plans with friends for the holiday season?

And ... who wants to start a tea time hosting rotation in our community? ;)


P.S. And if you are interested in making some of your own Ed Emberley art ... or gifting a wonderful book to someone young at heart ... check them out here.

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