Friday, 25 October 2013
Tea for 5 pence? 'Fraid not!!
First of all thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging blog comments on my previous post about my patchwork quilt. I have almost finished hand stitching the border now.
I had a day out with a friend yesterday. This was the friend who lives in Bristol and who I visited here. I picked her up at the station yesterday morning and we went to Sherborne as she said she hadn't been there for ages. Now we go back more than 50 years having met when we were both working in our first jobs in Yeovil Hospital. We have followed our different paths over the years but the friendship has stood the test of time and distance - she was my bridesmaid, I am godmother to her son, we have much in common and whenever we meet up it is always as if it were only yesterday we saw each other and the conversation picks up where we left off last time. I think if we saw each other every day we'd still never run out of things to say and our few hours yesterday flew by.
Far from the Madding Crowd which were in the process of being dismantled. The shop which advertised the lovely plum cake tea for just one shilling is in fact a dress shop in real life.
Tales of Simple Days .
My friend and I felt we'd enjoyed 3 different periods of time - the 1880s of the film sets, the 1960s of our memories and finally we returned to the present when we paid about 70 times the 1/- mentioned on the poster for our cup of tea and a toasted teacake (they didn't have any bread and butter and plum cake although there were various cakes on the menu). It was very nice tea though and we enjoyed continuing exercising our tongues as we sat over our slightly more expensive teas - of course we are so much more affluent than we would have been in the 1880s or even in the 1960s so maybe the tea was in fact good value!!