Today was British Tea and Welsh shearing. I chose the tea because I received this book for Christmas from my cousins.
This involved two intense days of cooking including using equipment and ingredients I do not usually use.
I set up one table (in the living room) for the tea preparation. I used dishes and silverware that I had inherited from my grandmother. I noticed the two tea pots were made in England. We do not know if they are from my grandparents’ generation or if they inherited them. Here is my table set up and the guests arriving.
I had purchased some Downton Abbey teas for this event in early January. Here are the teas.
And I set up another table (in the dining room) for the treats.
Here is what I made. It was a lot of work but totally worth it.
But our Welsh shearer was early so there was not much time for Tom and I to enjoy our food and drink. It was shearing time!
And then it was over.
I believe a good time was had by all (except maybe the sheep, but they will enjoy losing that wool soon).