Hello dear friends! I hope you are all enjoying this first week of April. We Islanders are finally enjoying a mild sunny day. We're not used to this! Tomorrow we are getting lots of rain but it will take away what's left of the snow.
Spring would not be spring without bird songs. ~ Francis M. Chapman
I am looking forward to the trees budding and walking in the fresh air and listening to the song of my little feathered friends.
The Haunted Wood at Green Gables
I can't wait to explore new paths through the trees. Not too many songbirds have shown up yet but they will shortly.
It will be lovely to be able to take our coffee down to the waterfront again.
I am featuring some of my pink teacups again today. Royal Albert is so timeless and each lovely cup and saucer is a little work of art. I am happy that God put within the heart of men and women the ability to create something so beautiful. England of course is well known for turning out magnificent china and has been doing so for centuries.
I have been hankering for sponge cake but I can't have any right now. This cake is from a last year's post. It is a plain white cake sandwiched with my strawberry preserves and whipped cream.
My hubby isn't big on cake but he does enjoy this one.
Would you like to join me? A warm cup of tea makes everything better.
Tea is a hug in a cup. ~Patrick Jane of The Mentalist
The cute birdie topped teapot is made by Gracie China.
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life that are the real ones after all. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Spending time with friends over a cup of tea makes a day very special! It's been a hard week, so I chose to use a post from last year although I have made a few changes to it. I have a date for one of my surgeries. It will be the first week in May. I am still waiting to see the surgeon about my gallbladder. I had a really bad attack this past week and I thought, this is it! But it passed after a couple of hours. I am still sore but it's getting better. I appreciate your ongoing prayers for me. Soon, I hope all of this will be behind me and I can get back to normal. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and remember to count your blessings! We really have so many when you think about it. PS ~ Sorry, my post is a bit messed up today. Not sure what happened with all these link within thing-a-majigs showing up.