hello monday {afternoon tea}

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!


  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

    1. Thank you for reading my blog Kelli! I love your hellos, I’m praying for everyone on the East Coast too!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lisa,
    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!!!

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