This goddess totally adores Sundays and especially our family tradition of Afternoon Tea at half-time, and even especially more when I learned how to make scones as delicious as these!
Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you Gentle Readers that I’m an Avid football fan ~ American football that is, since we call English football, soccer ~ and every Sunday is spent ensconced on the couch watching every game I can.
By the way, just in case you think I’m a total sloth-bucket, I’d like to point out that I do a lot of other stuff while watching the games, like housework, laundry, blogging, sewing, etc, mostly during commercial breaks, so much so that Sunday is usually my busiest day of the week. In fact, my friend Edward Elliott suggested that I do a video just on Being a Goddess on NFL Sundays …
But I digress.
Dahlings, just because you’re currently having to live your champagne life on a beer budget, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the little luxuries that make one feel abundant and prosperous. Abraham Hicks refers to this as Pre-paving, but basically it means doing all you can Now to live the way you hope to in the future.
My mentor always says, “Speak as if, and act as though,” and having delectable handmade scones and tea, served on vintage china is my way of preparing to live my dream of having Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Hotel in London.
Although I’m sure they won’t have the NFL on tv …
And that’s not the only reason we ‘do’ Afternoon Tea, of course. The fact is, these scones are just too utterly yummy all smothered with imported strawberry jam and whipped cream, and there’s nothing more comforting than a bracing cup of PG tea when your team is playing like nincompoops.
(and there are recipes for all sorts of equally yummy English delights in the Tea and Sympathy book, not to mention oodles of intimate unposed pictures of our favorite British film stars and delightful little anecdotes about their visits to this last outpost of the Empire ~ definitely a must read for you closet Anglophiles.)
But without further ado, let me show you how to make those divine scones ..
(Oh and dahlings, this is my very first attempt at adding music to my videos and I didn’t have the balance quite right so it’s a trifle loud. The music, that is, not me!)
So, Scrumptious ones, now that you know how to make scones, it’s time to dust off Granny’s china, put the kettle on and treat yourself to Afternoon Tea.
Go on. You’re worth it.
And who knows, maybe I’ll meet you in London!
the goddess known as Jacqui