Eyebrows are raised and mocking glances exchanged. I’m un-phased by this reaction from my loving family. I can’t help my enthusiasm and exuberance. Many fellow Americans understand. To see a narrow-cobbled street, a thatched cottage or seventeenth century church evokes emotion.
To my family, it’s common place, it’s routine, it’s normal. But this English girl has lived in the US for the last 26 years. I’m sure I used to take it for granted when it was all I knew, it was home. Reno, Nevada is home now and the landscape is … somewhat different. I love living in the US and I love my hometown but England’s countryside and history now fills me with romantic nostalgia.
I know I’m not alone. Whether you love Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, etc … or just love tea, I believe we have a lot to share and cherish.
This blog is about my love of tea, how I make it and the best places to find it. I’m going to share my favorite English places, movies, shows, foods and whatever else comes to mind, with you. I would love to hear about your favorite English stuff and customs. And of course, how you drink your tea.
Here’s to English Trifles!