Hello & a good morning wave to all as we check in on this lovely Monday morning.
Reading: The Lost Book of the Grail. What I liked about this book was that it wove in some real historical things into a fictional, but could be real, novel. It wasn't quite like a Dan Brown novel about grail searching & the plot had a few weak threads, but as a light general & quick easy read I would give it a thumbs up.
Inspired By: a FaceBook group called Bash Your Scrapbook Stash. It is open to anyone to join, you just have to ask & say why you want to be part of the group. I have found a couple of layouts I am scraplifting.
Eating/Drinking: As part of our Summer Manifesto, sipping our way around the area, on Saturday we tried to find & dine at one particular tea room but when we found it, turns out all those no trespassing signs were for the property next door & the tea room was actually in someone's living room; we said no & drove on to a not so local favourite. Bristo Reverie where we sat out on the deck & enjoyed drinks & late lunch while watching thunder storms roll around us. And speaking of weather, on Friday night we had tornado warnings so we spent about an hour in the basement waiting for the storm to blow over. Thankfully our region did not get the tornado but an area just north west of us did have a touch down. Scary hour!
|B.R.'s view from the deck; the pond is filled with water lilies in bloom|
|Nummy Num Good Summer Drink On The Bristo Deck|
Thankful For: The next attempt on Sunday for sipping at a new tea room was much more successful. It was about an hour's drive through some very pretty countryside into a little town that seems to have figured out how to attract shoppers & visitors. We really enjoyed our meals at Taylor's Tea Room. In 2006, the actors, Robin Williams & Christopher Watkins dined here/there. The tea room is run/owned by the third generation of family. Mr Man had the full English breakfast, I had the high tea tray. Oh my goodness, for me it was the best scone I have had in years, I bought two extras to take home. I may share. Mr Man said his bacon was amazing.
|Taylor's Tea Room|
Enjoying: Time by the water, which is one of Mr Man's favourite places to be. We were just sitting & watching the clouds & people go by for at least an hour late Sunday afternoon. It was a nice break in our drive home from the tea room.
Learning: My boss is teaching me the reporting & invoicing functions for MVA patients (motor vehicle accidents). Part of me thinks oh great, yippee more software packages to learn. No wait, that part of my brain was being sarcastic. Well at least it's not boring at work!
Hoping everyone has a wonderful week ahead. My parting thought is from a chalkboard outside of the tea room: Your thoughts become your reality, so be careful with your thoughts.