The SconeLady and friend Rosie have discussed an interesting idea, dear Readers. It has to do with scones and miles, fellowship - and you!
You see, there is a lovely tea shop in the enchanting city of York where we have had afternoon tea. It is called Betty's, and every morsel one consumes at Betty's is delectable. Our only trouble is, we cannot go there just now. Not together. We dream of it, but there must be a bit of a wait and so, we have decided to drink its teas and taste its tastes, from afar. And you can come along!
York Minster, city of York, UK
First, though, Betty's itself. What makes us dream of it? I must take you back more than ten years to when I first set eyes upon it. The day was lovely and warm, and it was summer. We had taken the train up and wandered about the streets for a while and then! headed straight for Betty's. The streets of York are adorable and sometimes cobbled and filled with lots of shops with lots of ways to take your money. But we didn't need those, not yet. We needed sustenance!
So into Betty's we went. I believe we had booked a table because we were given the best one in the house. Large and round and right in the center of the tea room. We were served by kindly ladies with teas of our choice, tea cakes, finger sandwiches, and (drum roll, please)...scones! I do not actually remember whether the scones were served with clotted or with whipped cream. Friend Rosie will know. Whatever it was, was exquisite.
There are so many things I wish I had from that day. A photograph of the lovely food chief among them. But soon I shall have (close to) the Real Thing, baked and concocted right here in the SconeTherapy kitchens all hot and ready to eat.
We will decide upon a date. We will decide upon what scone recipe, which tea cakes, and the variety of finger sandwiches. Rosie and I and our lovely daughters and available sisters will FaceTime during the festivities, and you will see and hear all about it shortly thereafter. Splendid!
Ummm...and someone has mentioned wearing hats. I'm not sure about that yet but hey - anything is possible. It's just that in Southern California, in the summer's heat and extreme casual lifestyle not too many of us have such a thing. But if friend Rosie is going to have on a hat while we are FaceTiming and if she is comfortable with it, the SconeLady can handle it.
So: watch this space!
See you along the way!
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