Birthday Tea Time!

My cramps were terrible this morning โ€”the worst theyโ€™ve been in maybe 3 years. Tea almost had to be cancelled! But four painkillers and a hot compress later, I managed to get ready to goโ€ฆ no fancy dress this time. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I couldnโ€™t handle it feeling like that. I still felt decently cute, though.

Oh yeah –somehow, I forgot to show off this bag until today! The reason is that I got it during the recent vacation, as an early birthday present from Christopher. By which I mean I saw it at Boxlunch while Christopher was miles away (we spent that day in separate places) and I told him I’d had to have it even if I overdrafted my bank account. So, would he go halfsies with me on it as a birthday present?

In the end, he covered the whole cost, knowing how much this movie means to me on a spiritual level. ๐Ÿ˜ But I wasnโ€™t allowed to touch or take photos of it or anything until my actual birthday. And then I forgot because I’d hidden it. Anyway –here it is!

Christopher wore one of Grandpaโ€™s shirts today, so I took this photo to send to Grandma. Itโ€™s been just a couple of days since the first anniversary of Grandpaโ€™s passing… The flag was a gift from Grandma too so I included it in the photo:

Mignon was my companion for this outing!

๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ€ Time For Tea ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿฐ

Hereโ€™s Mignon with my first tea pick, a peaches and cream tea. Itโ€™s a favorite of mine.

Then we had quichรฉ and tomato soup!

Finally the best part came! I didnโ€™t take a photo of the tray this time… It’s the same as usual –lots of delicious finger sandwiches and sweets.

They always put so much effort in the little details!

We took our time and really enjoyed ourselves. It’ll be a while before we get to go again.

After tea, we went to walk around Tateโ€™s Comics. Then Christopher began to look for some other place to go before heading home, but so many old places we frequented had shut down permanently because of Covid… I just sat and played with Mignon while he looked on his phone.

Mignon might have gotten a little restless after a whileโ€ฆ

Eventually we went to a retro antique store and to a thrift shop. We didnโ€™t have any intention of shopping, but I found this book for just $1:

If you know these characters (you probably donโ€™t) you know how hard this stuff is to find! Canโ€™t beat it at just one dollar.

It really was a wonderful time. I didnโ€™t have the heart to tell Lia (the owner) that it might be months/over a year before we can go again. ๐Ÿ˜ขWith our current situation, I think we will be lucky to be able have such a treat for our next anniversaryโ€ฆ but it was such a lovely time, and I feel so lucky that we didn’t have to cancel it.

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