Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chat A Latte and Tea

Saturday a childhood friend who used to live in Tasmania but now resides on the Mornington Peninsula took me to tea time in an old house called Chat a Lot and Tea, or some name like that, in Tyabb, where we enjoyed sitting in luxurious 18th century style chairs and drinking tea from pretty cups. We found this tea room a short distance from the train tea room, which also has a name but I will have to post that later.
We were advised that the Italian style savory pie was delicious so we divided one between us.

My friend, Gaby, ordered a latte,


and fruitcake with cream. What do you think of these antique forks? Maybe they are spoons. Every tea room uses them, and a friend who invited me to her house had a set of them which we used for eating the pastry she prepared.

A very poor photograph of Gaby, (10 years younger than me; no wonder she is so young ;-) looking like her cute self as she was at 5 years old, and me, ---well, am I really that fat? It must be the camera! We all know that double cream, which I have been enjoying so much here, produces a double chin and other doubles. My friend Betty, whom I took to tea yesterday will broke no talk of food and diet and all that. "We all have to die of something," she told me. I will get back to you one day soon when I have written down all her one-liners. In order to survive old-age she says you can't forget your one-liners.

Later when I went for a walk I saw this pink car for sale.


The tea I bought today was interesting: No Worries Koala tea, and tea sticks which have small perforations for stirring into a hot cup of water til it is just the right strength.

Someone has offered to take me to get photographs of unique country mail boxes so I am looking forward to that.




sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I always wanted a pink car...but the Mary Kay pink. I think they are lovely. It looks like you have been making the most of your time in Australia. I know that you will be glad to get back home.

Amy Jo

living from glory to glory said...

I so enjoyed all your posts on this trip away from your own home and family. I did enjoy all the tidbits you have shared. But there is no place like home! And I know your family misses you so much! I also have been away. Summer is here and I look forward to all it has to offer. Travel safely. I love the new makeover of your blog, it is so fresh and clean. Take care!
Blessings, Roxy

Lynn M. said...

Are you bringing that car home? haha!

Farrah said...

I'm so glad that you were able to spend time with a childhood friend. The place you went for tea looks neat. I'm not sure what to say about the car. :)

Anonymous said...

You sure are having the best time Lydia :) How grand that you were able to visit with your friend and enjoy a good time of look wonderful and so does she :) m.

Finding Joy said...

These "fork" you were eating from is called a "splayd" an invented in Australia. they are really handy for afternoon teas when you need a combination fork, spoon and knife.


Lydia said...

JoLuis, thank you for that information. I would like to take some home with me.

Finding Joy said...

Lady Lydia - they aren't as popular as they once were which is sad as they are a great invention. My mother always used them for afternoon teas and had several sets. They would come in very handy. I do hope you find some.