I am glad I was not born before tea

It’s Sunday! Yay! πŸ’ƒΒ Sharing with you my last week.
A lot of books (book sale is on the way, 26/2), library visits, my food and training with Centr app (the app is great, because you can find anything there – new recipes, 30 minutes ‘gain more pain’-workouts, mental-health podcasts sessions, mindfulness, advices, interviews and so on.Β 

I’m going to adjust my blog plan for March (here)Β because I have guests from 5 to 10 March (found out only yesterday πŸ˜‚).Β 

My dog Sky feel fine.Β 

I have also found a cool blog about tea (in English) – Diary of a Northern Teaist .Β I drink at least 5-6 cups a day. And right now one of my favs – PU ERH tea (looks like cake).

In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.
Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.
Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake.
From Mr. Stink

So scroll down, check descriptions and have a great Sunday!Β 

coffee – books – and chocolate! Perfect weekend!

visiting local library (English section, fiction)

cooking (Centr recipe)

yummy soup with tofu and herbs (Centr recipe)

dogs bed lol

it’s spring!! finally! Book sale and catalogue of flowers – kinda refreshing …

smoothie-drinker …and yeah, its tasty, but nothing can beat fresh SEMLA hahaha

fish cakes (Centr app recipe), a new fav of mine. Main ingredients: fish file, broccoli and potato.

the more – the better haha

I love this tea, pu-erh

perfect evening

Tai Ping Hou tea… just beautiful, don’t you think?

new teas

β€œI say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Also I’m going to visit this place in London – POSTCARD TEAS (actually, you can choose 50 gr of any tea and they’ll send it to any address/person/family in the world, as a present, cool… – right?)Β Check here

Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, chapter 10 #dialogue


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54 Responses

  1. Sorryless says:


    Thank you for the sumptuous gallery provided on this Sunday morning. I enjoyed it immensely with my java. Not a tea person but for every now and again, but props to you for finding the Zen.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Tea & coffee are so different. I still drink coffee as well (without caffeine). But I can live without it – for sure :)) I think the process of making tea & finding a hidden flavor/taste is what make it fun. And I’m crazy about old/hand made tea pots & cups…
      and thx, glad u liked pics! πŸ•ΊπŸ’™πŸ€“πŸ˜€

      • Sorryless says:

        You make some great points. I dig it when I can find a coffee shop with, what I like to call, an attitude. The search for different blends is a worthwhile journey.
        You have me on the tea pots and cups, but I do have a pretty cool coffee mug collection. πŸ™‚

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Cool coffee β˜•οΈ mug collection?mmmm I like that βœŒοΈπŸ€“πŸ“–β˜•οΈ the thing about coffee – u have to drink it very quickly…with tea u can sit ages (zen πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚). I have nothing against good quality coffee but difficult to find in Sweden (& they drink it more often than in Columbia πŸ˜‚. I heard Sweden is fifth country in the world – coffee drinkers)

      • Sorryless says:

        Truth about tea! Yes, and if you add creamer to your coffee . . you best kick it!
        The US is number twenty five! I blame Starbucks, since that’s not REAL coffee. LOL

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        25? What r u drinking there ppl?πŸ˜‚ and nope, Starbucks is fun but so β€œfake” coffee πŸ˜‰, works well for teens tho…

      • Sorryless says:

        Alcohol and lots of it. But yeah, that surprised me that we were THAT low on the list.

        Oh the teens love paying eight bucks for a faux frap! LOL

  2. scarlettcat says:

    I love tea but I’m more of a coffee person. I’m glad that you’re alright and busy πŸ™‚

  3. A cup of tea is magic. Thanks for all the interesting photos today. Sky looks right at home in the big bed.

  4. Beautiful πŸ’•β€οΈπŸŒΈ

  5. InspiresN says:

    I love tea as well and tea time is always my relaxing time of the day πŸ™‚ .Those fish cakes look so tempting …Enjoy the rest of the weekend Ray!

  6. librepaley says:

    Pu-erh tea looks interesting, there is so much more focus on fermented foods and drinks. But for all our love of tea, English people can be un-adventurous, the #1 favourite being builders’ tea – or ‘builders’ brew’ – strong tea made from a standard teabag and usually a slug of milk.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Lol true…but I think bcz ppl r in rush, they want quick – meal -drink- solution – love – success….& tea bag is just perfect πŸ™‚
      Btw I love Assam a lot bcz it’s very strong…strong black tea is a great kick (just like coffee, or more)

  7. Hej!

    Thanks for the mention!

    When you go to Postcard, be sure to set aside some of your budget for their sumptuous teaware. Their gaiwans are especially gorgeous…

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I’m preparing haha πŸ˜‚ do they make tea-ceremony or can we try teas there? Or if you know any great tea shop (to try/drink teas) in London (central arias, around London Eye & Piccadilly & Mayfair) – let me know.

      • It would probably be a good idea to contact the shop directly about events/tastings…

        Although they’re not dead central it would certainly be worth taking a trip out to Camden to visit Mei Leaf ( https://meileaf.com/ )

        They have a great little tea house where you can sit down and drink their teas and then buy them later… πŸ™‚

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Cool thanks for info, I’ll check it out πŸ™‚

  8. Good afternoon, Victoria – just drinking china pot brewed tea (Royal Blend, Fortnum & Mason) at 4.15 pm in sun-kissed England (a balmy 18 C) – and it’s still February!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yeah the weather is absolutely perfect πŸ‘Œ & unusually warm! And what a perfect pastime …tea πŸ‘πŸ’™

  9. Jim says:

    Hmmm. I wonder if I have any loose leaf tea left?

  10. Baffledmum says:

    I’m a coffee person but living in England, I know tea solves everything! … & biscuits!

  11. πŸ™‚ The tea quotation is absolutely correct, a cup of tea soothes every problem.

  12. Im a big fan of tea and damn it makes me feel calm each time im in my psycho moodπŸ˜‚

  13. Kris says:

    Tea is pretty grand stuff. Have you ever read the book ‘A history of the world in 6 Glasses’? fun fun fun!!!!!
    Your pup looks like you need to find a new bed for you!!! He seems little, but can sure sprawl!

  14. Kitty Jade says:

    Mmm, tea 🍡

  15. Hyperion says:

    Lovely tea pictures. I always thought life went better with tea. Your post confirms my suspicions on the subject of living a joyful life. πŸ˜‹β˜•οΈπŸ©

  16. kinkyacres says:

    Great pictures!! just received a shipment of “Scotch shortbread” fingers! Maybe tea would go nice! I know coffee would!!
    Oh oh those fishcakes!

  17. It is so true about UK and tea. When I was a kid and broke my arm I was given a cup of tea rather than painkillers. Funny thing is I prefer coffee……It’s a great place to visit.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Just crazy story πŸ˜…πŸ˜±πŸ˜± but it proves my tea-theory :))

  18. Totally agree with Dostoevsky! πŸ˜€

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