Tea Tuesday #2

Todays chat is powered by Lemon cake tea, very unusual for me since I’m generally drawn to more bitter flavours. It was actually the smell emanating from the pack, of pure lemon drizzle cake which meant that there was no question over whether this was coming home with me. Less calories but a sufficiently satisfied sweet tooth, it is perfect for me.

In my post yesterday about the wonderful Dirndl, I said that it was pretty uncommon to see women wearing them day to day outside Bavaria. And the universe decided to prove me wrong by sitting a group of dirndl clad women outside my house for their lunch. They looked so pretty in the sun.

The cooler weather has made life so much more bearable. Autumn in Germany is decidedly drier than it is in the UK, it rains, oh yes it rains but there is definitely less of the drizzly dampness that can go on for days. ‘That really fine rain that gets you really wet’ is something that every Northerner understands, perma frizz and the uselessness of umbrellas are Β elements of Brit life that I miss but not as much as some others.

I’m trying to fill my days with more creativity. I’ve had a adult (in the grown up not pin up sense) colouring book for about a year now and it really has kick started that side of me. I can find an empty page intimidating when it comes to creating, the book gave me a sort of kickstart and suddenly I’m bursting with ideas again. They are marketed as a kind of anti screen, relaxation activity and I’d agree that following someone else’s lines for a while does take life seem a little easier somehow.

This post seems rather flippant considering what is going on in the world today but I can’t eloquently describe what I see and hear on a day to day basis. Pride in my new home country, a deep sadness for those caught between a rock and a hard place, a gratefulness for what I have by accident of birth. What I can do, seems inadequate, but that is what I can do. I will continue to do it.

Pay it forward, always.

5 thoughts on “Tea Tuesday #2

  1. Ami Schwabenland says:

    We’re heading to Scotland shortly, right into a week of rain and storms. It will be beautiful anyway! πŸ™‚ Because we’re going there, though, I wish I liked tea better! I had a cuppa yesterday to ease away from coffee, and I found it utterly unsatisfying. But there’s no coffee maker in our cottage, so we’re going to have to man up and drink tea. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for your end comments – I also have such swirling thoughts and feelings about the crisis, I’m trying to stay informed, and I want to write about it but know I’ll regret it if I do. It’s somewhat comforting to know others are caught as well.

    • Alie C says:

      Have a lovely holiday in Scotland, I’m very envious. Maybe your cottage will have a coffee press instead and there’s always instant if you get really desperate. I’d recommend getting some Yorshire tea if you can, the stuff here in Germany is like coloured water in comparison to good black tea. Don’t forget to try the Irn Bru!

  2. heatherinde says:

    Huh, I was just looking at a package of that tea in the store the other day! Now I shall have to give it a try. πŸ™‚ Totally with you on the adult coloring books too. Those are genius. I haven’t bought one yet, but I’ve flipped through them at Thalia a lot lately, and it’s only a matter of time. Enjoy!

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