Anyone for tea?

April 13, 2011  |  Featured Posts

I bought this camellia at the weekend.  It’s actually really small but in the photo looks quite big.  With our weather being so severe in the winter, we can’t keep camellias from one year to another as they won’t flower again.

I’ve just finished baking a spicy tea loaf, hence the title for today’s post!

It’s a very easy recipe and keeps well for several days – in fact it improves with age given the chance!

I’ve not made much progress with my banner, I’ll post a photo next time.  Several people have left really kind comments and asked some questions too.  I’m choosing each letter’s design as I go so I don’t know what the end result will be.

I’ve been doing a little more knitting as well – I sometimes think I’m a butterfly when it comes to craft work as I flit from one thing to another.

I’m looking forward to having no work next week and we’re hoping to get out and about on days out if the weather is good.  It would be nice to have some photos of Scotland to post from some places I don’t normally visit on a regular basis.

I’ll finish with a photo of a dwarf rhododendrum which is in our front garden – it’s a lovely colour but is really tiny – I thought the winter had finished it off so was surprised to see it flower.

Thanks for stopping by today, take care and enjoy the rest of your week wherever you are.


  1. Gosh,that’s a beautiful camellia! It’s too bad it doesn’t survive through to next year. I love the small blue-y purple-y rhodo too – that’s a special colour for me!

    Enjoy your knitting!

    ps You can’t entice us with the spicy tea loaf without sharing the recipe! 😉 I love tea loaves!

  2. Beautiful flowers and beautiful knitting projects! Your tea loaf and tea look so yummy and comforting!

  3. That loaf looks wonderful! Beautiful knitting and flowers too. Have a great weekend.

  4. Yummy colours – wool – camellia – rhododendrum – but most of all yummy spice tea loaf! Irene xxx

  5. Spicy tea loaf sounds wonderful, I doubt it would last long enough to mature in my house either!

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