Black and White- #13 It’sTime for Tea!

Susan Nolen's Photograph of a tea potI was at a conference at the British Library and during a break, fancied a proper cup of tea. What better place than at Fortnum’s? Well, so I confess, it was a little more than just a cup of tea. ( The proof is in the photo- only on scone left out of three! ) It was a pot, and scones with clotted cream! Oh dear, time to take the longer walk back to the library!

But before I pulled myself up from the seat, I started though to drool over the heavy tea-pot and wanted to buy one for myself. No luck, the shop didn’t sell them.  Then the ones that I found on line? Oh dear…dear…I could have tea served to me every day for a year before it would pay for it! So for now…that tea pot will remain in service at Fortnum and Masons! I’ll just have to pop in more often! Maybe just for the tea! Well…maybe not…that clotted cream is to die for!

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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3 Responses to Black and White- #13 It’sTime for Tea!

  1. y. prior says:

    now this was a tasty post! I never had clotted cream before – what does it taste like? well mmmmm – I look forward to having it sometime…

    and the picture you grabbed is awesome – and with your words it was even better – but I like the reflection you gave us in photo (cup on pot) and in words (your experience) and thanks for saving me that scone – ***going to get my napkin right now*** ha!

  2. Hi Prior… wow how do I explain clotted cream if you never tasted it. It’s thick( think soft cream cheese) and tastes…? Smooth? It really is to complement whatever you put on top!
    It’s just heaven.
    You get a warm scone with lemon and currants, slice it in half, smear on thickly the clotted cream and add a generous dollop of fresh jam! It’s amazing!

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