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Wednesday, October 27

Tea Glorious Tea

Tea is good for us, although I really prefer coffee, a friend told me that coffee is worse for one than tea but too much tea is much worse than too much coffee. So tea is a help in combating Alzheimer's disease, super, red wine is another "Good" drink! Early morning tea was a tradition at home. Nan would have hers in the nursery with the radio on, Image Hosted by ImageShack.usTyphoo and a Image Hosted by Players. Then I followed Nan into Dad's bedroom with his early morning tea, later I would dunk the remaining sugar lumps in the dregs of lemony tea. (given the chance I still do this) Mum always had coffee much later. Then there was tea time. Usually in the nursery with Nan, crumpets dripping with Sark butter, doughnuts, toast and Marmite
Image Hosted by Sometimes Tea would be in the drawing room, Lapsang Souchong or Earl Grey, it was fun, special. My favorite is Tarry Lapsang.

Researching for this post I came across this super page, The Tea Page put together by Kai Birger Nielsen there is a very comprehensive page about Tea in London

Of course Russian President Vladimir Putin drinks tea. I have always wanted a Samovar
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The Ritz The
funny thing is that the Ritz is owned by the Barclay brothers who live on the island of Brechou
Image Hosted by, which is just a few yards from Sark. Dad used to live at the Ritz whilst in London. I had my sixth birthday (tea) party there, it was super fun we all tore around screaming, I wore a red velvet cape with a hood and a white satin lining. I was given a box of jokes and tricks, one of which I played on Dad who wasn't amused! I also remember having tea in the Palm Court, even now the sound of tinkling water from the fountain makes me want to go to the loo. It may be interesting to do a study and compare it to a tea place without the water sounds.
Image Hosted by Their website has a Tea page... You can buy a Tea for Two gift voucher, what ever next! ( today it is £68 so hurry ): Booking at least six weeks in advance is absolutely essential. There is a dress code but this should be no problem as you will have six weeks to get ready! Have your hair done, go to fittings, wear in your new shoes and come back from the ends of the earth. The Ritz, London won the 2004 Top London Afternoon Tea Award


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Image Hosted by At the back of the shop there is a small museum, this charts the history of the family, along with some fabulous examples of tea caddies and more unusual items from the world of tea. - How to make a perfect cup of tea

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Monday, October 18

Chisties living with art London

I love this photograph, it reminds me of summers spent on Mykonos, the heat, the sea breeze, I used to call it hair dryer weather.

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Nude on Balcony, Helmut Newton
Lot 243, Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Living with Art London - The growing trend with collectors, first-time buyers, and the contemporary connoisseur is photographs.

Photographs Sale 9964
16 November 2004, 10:30 am
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Friday, October 15

Royal European Charity Premiere

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Monday 29th November 2004
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The Prince's Trust will be benefiting from the Royal European Charity Premiere of The Merchant of Venice in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, and you could be there.

Directed and adapted for screen by Academy Award Nominee Michael Radford, this modern translation of Shakespeare's timeless comedy drama boasts a hugely impressive cast including Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, John Sessions and Mackenzie Crook (alias Gareth from "The Office").

The Merchant of Venice follows the fates and fortunes of a group of noblemen (led by Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes) and their interactions with moneylender Shylock (played by Al Pacino).

Don't miss this hugely anticipated film adaptation of one of Shakespeare's best known plays and your chance to join the stars on the red carpet.

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