Friday, October 10, 2008

English Teasday

Me at the Regency Tearoom (Jane Austen Centre)

My new English Teacup
One of the dresses worn on "Miss Austen Regrets" BBC.
Her silhouette in the window.
View from the Jane Austen Regency Tearoom.

Our hotel's dining room.
Jane wrote on these tiny papers, her "pieces of ivory" she called them.
Outside the centre
Looking out the window from a flower shop on Pulteney Bridge.
Teacups from Jane Austen's day.

Our trip to England was so wonderful, I almost feel like it was a dream. For those of you who do not know, my husband works for Delta and we enjoy taking advantage of our flight benefits on occasion. These trips are sometimes planned in just a few days based on our schedules. That was the case with this trip. We got to go to Bath by train and visit everything Jane Austen (my dream!). We went to the Jane Austen Centre and took the tour which was very interesting and then went upstairs to the Regency Tearoom for tea. We had the Jane Austen blend and chocolate cake. We also went on a bus tour that takes you all over Bath and points out her home, her favorite park, and her favorite places to go in Bath. We both really enjoyed it and highly recommend Bath if you ever get the chance. We stayed at the Kennard Hotel which is a Georgian townhouse on the same block Jane lived on in a very similar type house. We toured Sydney Gardens which was her favorite place across the street from her house. Jane had a lot of hard times in Bath and never really liked living there. She much preferred the country. She lived in Bath for 5 years.

I enjoyed my first cup of real English tea at the Sally Lunn restaurant which is the oldest house in Bath dating all the way back to the 1400's! The tea was delicious. It was the house blend. I did buy a teacup in England that has a quote from Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of being Earnest" on the inside. I will always have a nice memory of England when I use that cup.

For Teasday, since we had to move it back a little, the winner is....Michelle! Thanks for your comment. The answer was: Celadon Porcelain. .

This Teasday will be on schedule for Tuesday. The trivia question is: What is a Mote Spoon?

I hope you enjoy my pictures of Jane Austen's England.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Brown Betty can be one of two things. It is either a ceramic tea pot or a dessert made from apples. I presume that you are speaking of the tea pot. The original unglazed teapot was made in England out of red clay from the Bradell Woods area in Stoke-on-Trent. Today the Brown Betty teapot is still made in Stoke-on-Trent with the same clay from the original area. British people believe the Brown Betty makes the best pot of tea because of the type of clay that is used and the shape of the pot. I prefer a China tea pot to make the best tea. Nothing tastes as good as a cup of tea in a real china tea cup.

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Susan L