Category Archives: Around the Tea-Table

Because the best accompaniment to a good book is a fragrant cup of tea…

Here We Go A-Bloomsburying

My dearest friend recently moved to Paris. To the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, no less, where, across a cobblestoned courtyard and up six flights of steep, winding stairs, he occupies a charming, light-filled flat, all honey-coloured wood floors and … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

     The last thing I felt like doing today was going out to teach. Apart from the fact that my pupil is a spoilt, sullen fourteen-year-old boy who practises insolence far more than he ever does his English conjugations, the … Continue reading

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The Happy Land of Tea and Books

     “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis      In December, I promised you all a post on tea and books. I had just come across Birgit’s … Continue reading

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