Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tea And Scones

I went to my friend, Anne's, house yesterday.  She served tea and scones.  For me, it was green tea with lemon, and for her it was ginger.  The scones were really good.  They had raisins, and she drizzled an icing on them with almonds.  She likes scones better than cookies because they have less sugar.


photo from internet 
 
Anne is French-Canadian, like me, and she knows a bit of French still from her youth.  She told me that when she lived in Canada, they taught in French and English, they spoke in French and English, but the prayers were said in French only.  She remembers them all, and I asked her to say them for me, and she did.  Nel and Jess, since you are learning French right now, you would have found it so interesting to hear these prayers in French that have been said for two thousand years.


Anne always makes me feel at home whenever I visit her.  She is kind and funny, and I appreciate her friendship more than she knows.

 
 
~Sheri

30 comments:

Susie said...

Sheri, You are so blessed to have such a wonderful friend. I would have loved to hear her speaking French. I love listening to Italian and French. Scones...I love them. I never make them because I would eat till they were gone. LOL. That is exactly why I like then, not a overly sweet taste. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

Jeanie said...

This is so lovely! The scones sound delicious. I love the idea of the almonds on top. I can imagine you had a beautiful afternoon.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a delightful visit with your friend, have tea and scones. They sound so good.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Mary

Pilar said...

Sounds like you had a lovely visit with your friend!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, what a special friend you have. Tea and scones bring many of us together. I imagine hearing your friend say prayers in French was a real treat. I don't speak French but my daughter and husband do. It's such a beautiful language. Have a wonderful weekend. ♥

Vasundhara Agarwal said...

Seems like you had a wonderful time, lovely pics :)

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

Mildred said...

You are blessed to have a friend like Anne. Tea and scones and fellowship with a dear friend sound wonderful to me. I studied Spanish in school, but do not speak any French at all. It would have been beautiful to hear Anne's prayers.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What a lovely time you must have had with your friend Sheri! A great way to spend some time...
XOXO

Rose said...

It is wonderful to have a friend like that!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Well, one week later and here I am.
I have been spending my time in the garden. The roses are just bursting, and I need to dead head every day.. It is such an enjoyable chore. I am collecting all the petals and drying for sachet bags..

Thank you so much for your well wishes for my daughter. So happy you enjoyed the post.

What a special friend you have, and I just love scones!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
blessings,
Penny

TARYTERRE said...

The perfect combination tea and scones. Like your friend I too am fonder of scones than cookies. My favorite are orange cranberry.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri they look yummy! Nothing better than spending time with a friend and sharing baked goods! Scones are excellent and tea biscuits are similar to your photo and tasty too.
xoxo,
Vera

Stephanie said...

Time with a friend while enjoying tea - sounds like a perfect day, dear Sheri! Thank you for sharing with us and your photos were an absolute delight to look at.

Also, many thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Oh, how your comments make me smile! Love and hugs to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère amie! Que notre Seigneur te bénisse!

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmmm....That must be fun......lovely weekend love Ria x ❤️

DUTA said...

French, English, scones with raisins, and a cherished friend. What could be better than that?

Michelle B said...

Anne sounds like a wonderful friend to have. Does she share her scone recipe? :) It sounds like you have a lovely visit. Have a great weekend!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I hope to learn French someday. Do you have any tips on learning a new language? How are Jess and Nel learning French? My boys use Duolingo.

Susan said...

Hi Sheri. The scones look lush. How wonderful you have such a sweet friend in Anne. Susan p.s. Thanks for your visits to my blog!

handmade by amalia said...

Tea and scones with a good friend.
A joy without end.
Amalia
xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Tea, scones, and French sound like the best afternoon. :-)
And I love Canada's openness to being a country of two languages.

~Jess

P.S. Carla, we are using Duolingo too. It's a great tool!

Walking the Bean said...

I agree with having a lower sugar snack. That's the beauty of baking yourself...you decide the ingredients.
~Chris

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I much prefer scones myself as well -- I've never made raisin but those look awfully delicious. How wonderful and special to have a friend to share those quiet times with over a cup of tea.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Good friends are such a blessing. They are the family we choose. You are so fortunate to have each other, and what a lovely day you had! Scones and a bestie :) sounds perfect!

xxx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It's wonderful to share a cup of tea with a dear friend. How nice to share a common heritage, too. The scones look delicious! Sending hugs xo Karen

Patricia said...

How lovely to have a French speaking friend, and I would have loved to hear the prayers in French too. Her scones look so good, she must have the French chef abilities as well. Fun post Sheri.

Lowcarb team member said...

It is so good to have a good friend like Anne.
Those scones look delicious.

All the best Jan

Mercy F said...

It's always nice to visit a friend over a cup of tea and yes scones. I also make scones which the children really love having. I just like your posts Sheri, it's so warm and relatable. Have a great start of the week.

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Pam Jackson said...

Friends are awesome. I have some that go back over 40 yrs.