Sunday, 17 June 2007

Sunday car boot sale

Well what a day. I arrive at 10. 30 to people awaitimg at the door for bacon rolls. The car boot people all set up, wanting a nice breakfast before they start their sales. Crispy bacon please, no not crispy enough! they can't do crispy bacon in there. Well we try again, "no sorry the bacon is too crispy ! Ok I give up. On with coffee and cakes. Me, Minie April and Lill. What a day! After seeing the show, The sound of music" The hills are alive, we sang out, the customers loved it, Do a dear, everybody joined in, crispy bacon or not. What an atmosphere, Climbe every mountain,
Its good to be alive! ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Ghosts in the grounds

Today was another lovely day. I arrived to the teashop laiden with lovely fresh rustic bread ready for the lunches to do today. Rose was already there up to her eyes in lettuce, Hill came in and immediately started chopping the cucumber and tomatoes. "How many for lunch today shouts Rose appearing out of the lettuce. "36" I shout plus the tobs and regs, " 36" What time are they arriving shouts Hill. "12.30 I shout back against the blaring radio, "WHAT" they both shout. Never the less we get everything organised, soup on the boil , plougmans ready, jacket potatoes steaming. The coach arrived, and everything was peaceful, at the teabarn except for the kitchen, where there was arms and legs everywhere.

The party departed for their tour and returned for afternoon tea, in what seems like a 20 minutes. One of the lovely ladies said she had been on the last day of the last season, and when they were departing from the green, there stood 3 children playing with hoops outside the little 400 year old thatched cottages. The girls disappeared, but the little boy saw her looking and waved back smiling. " Oh they must be the villagers" I implied. Well she said, " I thought it was strange that they were dressed in Edwardian clothes. THEN April looking astonished, who lives in one of the cottages, gasped and said that her tiles in the kitchen that were very old had little children playing with hoops. Spooky! So we were all intriqued, and all this time the little ladies husband thought he was never going to get his cup of tea.
We closed the tea barn and all that was left in the evening sun was blackie finding bits for his family, I am sure, thinking peace and quiet at last.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Sunshine and Legs

What a lovely day today. The sun was shining, with just a little breeze in the air. The garden was delightful and lush green after the torrential rain we have had. Blackie and Stan were enjoying the lovely weather twittering to each other finding a few crumbs under the chairs. We had a coach party arrive for teas, the group called "Legs", this lady did show me her badge and explain what it stood for, but with it being so hectic, and my memory not as it should be, I can only remember what the last letter stood for, and that was society. They were a lovely bunch, and during serving the teas, I looked out the kitchen window, to see this stallion stood with all the custmers. It had a owner but goodness knows where it came from. It did cross my mind that I hope it behaves itself amongst all the elderly "legs" group.

Daff and Rose were with me today and as always on top form. Daff's Mum and Dad, Hubby and the girls came to tea, which was nice. I noticed Mrs Catterick and Mr Thistleborough chatting away in the corner. Mrs Catterick was red in the face for some reason or the other!
Anyway another day tomorrow. A coach for lunch, that should be fun! On a strict diet now, am aiming to get to a size Zero as the say in America.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

The thrills of Thursday

Coach day today, a lovely little party, which was organised by Saga, Daff was flatered to be proposed to by a dear little Saga man. Goodness knows how many cups of tea he had, just to come and see Daff. He said goodbye and God bless five times. They all sat in the tea room, which was bursting at its seams because of the showers, but we had some lovely music of West end shows playing on the CD player. Everybody was chatty and happy, April and Daff served the teas, then suddenly the group left, and just phantom of the opera was playing, and the sun came out. Daff was the gardener today, and expertly planted the new plants, which when in full bloom will excell all expectations, thats if we don't forget to water them. Mr Thistleborough came in to see if I had seen Mrs Cattorick. Ah lovely day off tomorrow, then in for a busy and intriging weekend, we all know whats going to happen then don't we!!!!!!

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Sparking Wednesday

I had a little time off today, and left Daff and rose to play teashops today. I came back to find the teabarn sparking like a new pin, everything is straight rows, sugar pots filled, and looking amazing. we had a few customers in today, and sold lots of clotted cream teas. I have all the plants ready to fill the hug gracious horse trough that stands prominently in the courtyard by the teabarn. We have busy lizzies, petunias and geraniums, so should look quite nice when in full bloom.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Bank holiday clean up

Well, bank holiday weekend over. Quite a busy weekend in spite of the rain and wind and everything else. On with the aftermath, and cleaning up, the outside tables covered in leaves from the great trees hovering over us. On with the coffee, and on preparing for the lunches. Quite a few people in for lunch, Mrs Crosby came with her three dogs, sitting under the tree, all taking an interest in our little tame blackbird called Blackie, and our robin called Stan. Mrs Derwent joined her with a huge icecream, and had a good old gossip. What a lovely day today, everybody happy, and enjoying their cream teas. Daff had to go at 4, so on my own for the last hour, and didn't the washing up mount up. About 5, a dear lady and her husband came rushing in, they had seen the Tea Barn in a book called The Teashop Walks, but could not find it easily by the directions. They were gasping for a cup of tea and something nice to eat, and sat enjoying the sunshine and the soft breez and their Paninis. Mr Thistlborough popped in to see if I had heard from Mrs Catterick. Not today, but maybe tomorrow. Something to do with an old barn on the outskirts of Breamore.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Monday all weathers,

Well today went very well. There was me, Hill and Rose, The weather was changeable, one minute rain and wind next sunshine. Hill and Rose worked very hard, had time for lunch which makes a change. Lots of cream teas, and jacket potatoes, hot chocolate, with cream on top. Very tired after three hectic days. to tired to write any more blog today.