*lol-Ah to be in England. I remember a few years ago, back when Lani and I first got together,it was early morning, and being a Brit, I couldn't function without my early morning Earl Grey. Anyway, off we went to what I believe was Carrows,and I ordered some eggs and tea, and waited for my order.Now this was my first experience of American cuisine, so you can image my surprise and consternation when the waitress comes over with a glass of what looked to be brown dish water. 'Excuse me miss, but I ordered tea' I said politely as I could at that time of day. Lani nudged me 'That is tea' she said, before I sipped it lightly, and spat the offending liquid back into the glass.
"But its cold!!" I whined. "Of course it is, its cold tea." said Lani.
Now to an Englishman, cold tea is an aberation against nature, so I asked the lady if she would take it away, bring it back heated with some milk.
You can imagine my face, when a short time later, the young lady camer back, with my glass of heated tea, and a seperate glass filled to the brim with milk*giggles.
I learned my lesson after that, but I'll still never get over how many ways there are to cook an egg.
Virtually nowhere in the UK, does a full English tea service for two with the scones, clotted cream etc anymore, its a fallacy, perpetuated by shows like Agatha Christies Poirot and such, which it sounds like you're nice English couple have capitalised on*lol
If you went to a cafe or tea room here in the UK, chances are you'd get a sour old bint with a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, charging a small mortgage, for a teabag in a chipped old mug,no scone, no cream, just a packet of stale buscuits in cellophane, which'll cost you extra.
LOL! That's pretty much how I figured - it's kind of a "themed" tea house - I'm guessing in the UK they don't have novelty Sherlock Holmes caps for sale either ;)
"Here, laddie - eat yer biscuits!" I can hear the old crone now!
When we were in London, we ate breakfast at this sweet little restaurant. Mine came with this FABulous cup of coffe, mocha-latte-cino-something or rather. It was so good, I ordered another. On the bill, it came to the same or more than the little combo I had ordered first! Something like 5 pounds! 8-O What's with these Brits? Is it because I was American? Is it because you're only ALLOWED to have 1 cup? Or is it because....... it just wasn't tea?
Its prolly because there is such a thing as sitting tax and fresh air tax in the UK. I'm jk, but seriously, we are taxed up the ass here, so things come with little hidden charges. Can you believe that at one time in this country-and its not too long ago, there was a tax for the amount of windows you had in your house. That why, if you drive around and see a lot of old houses with there windows bricked up, its because the occupant was trying to avoid paying extra tax.
In Baker street they do-I took Lani to London last year to see Gillian Anderson in a play-and we wandered past a shop which is virtually next door to were Sherlock was supposed to have lived. It was all deerstalkers and magnifying glasses:) Never ones to pass up the chance of fleecing a tourist for some old novelty crap,are the English ;)
2003-07-28 05:57 am (UTC)
good morning happy person=)
hello there Jasmine, how are you? Thanks for writting back i understand your busy. That resturant sounds yummy. I'm not a vegetarian, but i love vegetarian food and trying new things. That would be cool if you put some of your stuff in Hot Topic, hope that works out. I know, their stuff is a little expensive. I usually don't buy any of their clothes unless it's my birthday or something. Do you have any tattoos? Have you been to the coffee shop, Joffreys? I used to work at some. There is one in Ybor city in Tampa. I'm good friends with the manager. They always have art up by a couple different artists. A lot of the walls are red brick so it looks cool and the walls are really high.maybe you could put some of your art in there if you want to. I could talk to Marian the owner if you'd like me to. I usually give the cookies i make to people as gifts for the holidays and special occasions. I also like to do theme parties and make a lot of my own decorations. For Christmas last year i made Sugarplum Fairy cookies with little irradescent wings they were my ultimate favorite ones that i've. ever made yet. Well, gotta go talk to you later. Have a good day, Alison the blue twinkling star*
2003-07-30 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: good morning happy person =)
Nope - no tattoos! It's funny, everybody tends to assume that I have them. I have designed dozens of them though, and there are lots of people out there who get tattoos of my paintings!
I don't think I've ever been to Joffrey's. We have a Barnie's coffeehouse right across the street from us, usually we go there. They have delicious flavoured coffees and teas and cookies and things like that. Hehe - I sell my paintings so quickly (either for commissions or for eBay) - I never have enough of them at one time to have a show! I'd like to get some together eventually for a gallery show perhaps....
Your making me hungry! That place sounds awesome :).