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hello monday {afternoon tea}

October 29th | adventures, family

Steve’s cousins planned an afternoon tea for us at the Hartwell House. They watched the boys and we snuck away for a quiet afternoon. The estate was gorgeous and we loved every minute of it! Here are some hellos for this week.

Hello cold air and cozy blankets.

Hello warm tea and good conversation.

Hello cousins making memories.

Hello new foods. Matthias is loving sausage rolls. A new favorite.

Hello charity shops {the English version of thrift stores}. I’ve found some treasures!

Hello cuppa. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. What would you like?

Hello schoolwork. Matthias is doing his best to keep up while we’re away!

 Hello scones with clotted cream. Love.

Hello layering with shirts, sweaters, coats and scarves. And boots!

Hello lingering. What’s the rush?

Hello antiques everywhere. I love all the history!

Hello love. I am so glad I’m married to this man. Hello brand new week. We are soaking up our last few days in England!

19 Responses

  1. deborah says:

    What a fun and blessed trip! Love seeing your photos!

  2. Lisa says:

    Beautiful pictures. I sure love the architecture. It is so different from what we have in the states.

  3. Becky Jones says:

    Would love to join you for tea this afternoon; but you are a little out of our reach. Enjoy the tea ad the scones. The look delicous. Yuum!!!

  4. LOVD says:

    When I visited Warwick Castle, I was amazed at the life-like was people. I swear they were real people just posing. I just stood, waiting for them to blink, but they never did.

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  6. Karen says:

    Saying hello to Hurricane Sandy, hello to high wind warning, hello to coats, hello to crocheting an angry bird hat for the first time, hello to a new cabbage roll recipe.

  7. This has to be one of the best Hello Mondays ever. Such beauty over on that side of the world!


  8. Kelli says:

    Oh, my. I want to eat that scone. I love that you guys are lingering and relaxing and soaking it all up! Can’t wait to see pics of your new treasures!

    Hello to hoping all my East Coast friends will be okay this week in the storm. Hello to popping in on my grandparents. Hello to a major gab-fest tomorrow night with my best girlfriends. Hello Halloween! Can’t wait to surprise my little girls with my Mary Poppins get-up and my husband as Bert! Hello to lots of fall baking and to the up-coming daylight savings. Can’t wait for that sweet hour this weekend!

  9. Colleen says:

    Looks like such a great vacation, many family memories. Hoping Halloween happens here at the Jersey Shore and Hurricane Sandy does not do too much damage. God Bless All Here!!

  10. You’ll have to stop by Scottsdale sometime! We have this amazing tea room that is so… YUM! The owner is from Hertfordshire and the scones melt in your mouth! and the cream…. yum.

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