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July 13th, Katie and went to Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe and attended their Sherlock-themed tea.

But first, I went for a much overdue trip to the carwash. I really ought to go more often because Science is my co-pilot and there was a lot of fur. Anyway, while waiting for my car, I met this distinguished creature:

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Her name is Jasmine and she is 5 years old. She was super friendly. Pugs are so ridiculous!!

Afterwards, I made the drive downtown to Shakespeare's. I've been to the pub, but I had no idea their sister establishment also had a tea room.

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The tower of goodies sitting before Katie was actually mine, because she had a gluten-free order, so everything got served to her, personally.

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Ended the tea with trivia and a lemon syllabub. I did pretty terribly; the hostess said "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be rolling in his grave." On the other hand, the girl whose paper I corrected got the most answers correct and won a free themed tea experience. The next two are Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter, but seeing that their themed teas only happen on Wednesdays, it's unlikely that Katie would be able to accompany me to either because school will be back in session, and that's no fun. :P

I kind of wish we'd bring regular tea time back, until I remember that I'd have to make all those tiny sandwiches and sweet biscuits myself. Every once in a while seems fun, though.

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Date: 2016-08-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spracker.livejournal.com
I am so jealous! I love this type of thing. I used to go out for afternoon tea on special occasions with my friend Debra. Sadly I now live 3,000 miles away from her. We'll have to Skype tea, I guess. (But it's more fun when someone else is making/serving everything for us, admittedly.) A couple friends surprised me with a bridal tea just before I got married, too. It was fun!

I would probably eat everything on that tower except the cucumbers.

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Date: 2016-08-02 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yunikoneko.livejournal.com
But I *had* to eat them! It was the "Cucumberbatch with Mint Butter!" My MIL hates cucumbers so much that she can tell when it's touched something even if it's been removed. I'm cucumber-neutral. I think the mint must have done something for it, because I'd commented to Katie that it didn't really taste like a cucumber sandwich.

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Date: 2016-08-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spracker.livejournal.com
Mint really adds a whole other complex flavor to things, doesn't it! I made a fruit salad a couple of weeks ago with a vanilla lime mint 'dressing.' Pretty good. Our mint plant is sort of out of control right now. I need to send some with Frank to work, as there's no way we'll use it all.

I actually like the flavor of cucumber, but they don't like me. I have a few food sensitivities which make my lips get puffy where the food touches it, and my throat scratchy too. Cucumbers, cantaloupe, foods like that. They're all in a specific plant category, I'm forgetting the exact name - kirkabits or something (totally spelled that wrong.) It's not so much an "allergy," I guess, but it's certainly an unpleasant physical reaction.

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Date: 2016-08-05 02:42 am (UTC)
twotone: A toy figure in a penguin costume is dismayed. It stands next to a mug with a penguin illustration and a broken handle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] twotone
ahhh the Moriar-tea bag biscuits

I wasn't entirely sold on the idea of a Sherlock-themed tea until I saw those and the Cucumberbatch sandwiches. Honorary mention goes to the Scotch-land Yard Eggs :)

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