Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Always Time For A Cuppa Tea




Thankfully, the snow and ice passed us by.  It was a fine line, just north of Atlanta, it was a different story today.  (This photo is from Feb. 13th of last year).
Wish us luck in Georgia!  I am hoping to get through this winter with just cold rain.  I am not complaining!  The photos of the people in Boston almost buried in snow makes me feel very grateful that I live in the South. 
LEFT IN THE LURCH!  That is the expression I immediately thought of when a co-worker unexpectedly quit this week without any notice.   I wonder...where does that phrase come from?  I looked at several different explanations...possibly something to do with a lychgate at the front of an English church, might have something to do with some kind of French game...several other possibilities...does anyone know for sure?

Scriptor, hope you like my post box mug! 

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  1. I was thinking of you and Audrey when I was listening to the news tonight. I'm so glad to hear that you were spared! Congratulations to Christopher on his new writing position. I enjoyed his article on beer, and I was delighted to see that a festival in Canada made the grade. The bird walk on your blue sky day sounded wonderful, but so did that luncheon feast you had with your dad! I love snow, but certainly not in the amounts that the northeast has gotten. Cold rain ~ not so much! My hubby retires on Friday, so big changes are ahead for me in the near future! Have a wonderful rest of the week, Kay!

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    1. Audrey must have gotten some that snow and ice. And our high tomorrow will not go above freezing! I don't like this Arctic blast!
      Thank you for your well wishes for our son! And very tickled that you looked at his article!
      Happy Retirement for your husband!
      Take care, my friend, and go with the flow! x

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  2. Left in the lurch - an interesting expression. My Mr Google said it could be either a bride or a coffin left at the church gate! I think I'll stick with the bride idea. I, too, enjoyed Chris' article. And I like your cuppa photo. It's the same around here - always time for a cup of tea.

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    1. Left in the lurch...I am constantly coming up with sayings that hardly anyone else uses, and I am not even sure how I know them. Years and years of reading books, I guess! Funny thing, I saw several explanations but not anything for sure....So happy you liked C's article too! Thank you!
      Oh yes, I love a nice cup of tea, and Yorkshire is my favorite!

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  3. How nice to see that you enjoy Yorkshire Tea! I am not much of a tea person myself, but I do like to get a box of these for my parents when I'm on holiday in Yorkshire, and people there really drink it a lot, it's not just for the tourists :-)

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    1. Oh yes, Yorkshire is our favorite! Sometimes we run out of it and Richard will bring me a cup and I will say, "Is this Yorkshire?" He is amazed that I can tell the difference! We bring some back when we visit England, but we can also buy it at our local Publix grocery store!

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  4. I love your letter box mug! I am definitely more of a tea drinker and despair of the insipid stuff I'm served outside the UK. Glad you have managed to get some proper tea though Lancashire would be better (as a true Lancastrian I coule never say Yorkshire is better!) Hope the bad weather passes you by. x

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    1. Is there a Lancashire Tea? Bring it on and I will have that too! :-)
      My brother made that chair with the big arms, and when it snowed last year, I thought the mug and tea would make a fun photo!
      We hope we won't get snow this week but it will be bitterly cold tomorrow, wish us luck! xx

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  5. Hello Kay,

    The only thing we ask of guests coming to stay with us here in Budapest is tea, as what passes for tea in Hungary is totally undrinkable. We note that you seem to be of a similar frame of mind. There really is nothing like a cup of tea in almost any circumstance for sorting out any problem, calming the nerves, cooling one down in the heat or hotting one up in the cold. Perfect!

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    1. Often after a busy day at work, my husband will bring me a cup of hot tea. As I sip it, I have said, "This feels as if it is bringing me back to life!"
      What could be better than that?
      So happy to see your comment here! I saw a travel show on TV recently about Budapest and I thought of you both.

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  6. Do hope the snow misses you, the cold and rain are bad enough. We will only just get above freezing tomorrow as a high.

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    1. Oh, I know! But it is supposed to be almost 60 by Sunday! Crazy weather!

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  7. Hope you don't get any snow. I always thought "left in the lurch" had something to do with graveyards...like where the bodies were left. lol xo Diana

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    1. And I always think of LURCH from The Adams Family! I am a 60's kid, through and through. LOL.

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  8. No idea about that phrase! You will have to do some detective work and let us know! I hope that they get a replacement soon so that you are not too snowed under at work, even though the actual snow passed you by! xx

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    1. See, you are the only one who understands my mind...I didn't SAY I was snowed under, but you picked up on that! (I would have said it myself, but I am such a FLAKE these days. HA HA)

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  9. A good hot cup of tea sounds good right now. See ya.

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    1. Wish I could sit down with you and have a cup of tea. We could have a nice chat with it, I am sure!

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  10. Glad the snow missed you!
    Try this... http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/left-in-the-lurch.html

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    1. Thanks!
      I read that link and I still don't know for sure where it comes from!

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  11. Two of my favourite things - tea and postboxes! Happy to give the snow a miss though, am so ready for spring and more sunlight :)

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    1. Thanks for your visit! I love to see the postboxes in England!
      You have a lovely blog! I tried to sign up to follow you, but I always have a hard time getting it to do so when it is Google plus. I will try again.
      More sun and ready for Spring...I agree!!

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  12. Just today I bought a new tea flavor - cinnamon and will look forward to enjoying a cuppa tonight while watching an episode of Midsomer Murders on Netflix! As you said, NE has plenty of cold and snow and we did also see that our home in Onley, VA received several inches this week.

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    1. Your cinnamon tea sounds interesting. I am more willing to try different teas, my husband will only have English Breakfast tea!
      I love Midsomer Murders! We always have to laugh at how many murders there are in such a short time and in such a tiny village! LOL.
      The scenery is always breathtaking.
      Snow is better on a Christmas card!!

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  13. Snow looks beautiful on picture postcards and Christmas cards, but I believe I wouldn't like to be amongst all that snow some of you guys up that way are in the middle of.

    We're battening down the hatches here because a cyclone is lurking off the coast of Queensland at present. Hopefully no damage will be caused...some will, no doubt, but nothing devastating, I hope. There will be damage to some coastal areas because of the high seas, of course. Nature does have a mind of its own. We humans just have to prepare ourselves and that around us as best we can...just in case. Better safe than sorry, I believe.

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  14. Hi Kay, I am thankful to be living in Georgia where we don't get much snow! Living in Central West Georgia we didn't even get much rain this week. I shutter every time I see pictures of the North on the news, makes me so cold.

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  15. I'm glad the snow and cold isn't hitting you too. I looked up "left in the lurch" and saw a bunch of theories too. Wow! My granddaughter had so school again today because of the cold in Chicago. This is so incredible!

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