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The Etiquette of Afternoon Tea

23 April 2011

Whether taking tea with the Queen or just a friend, here are 10 helpful things to remember: 


After taking a seat, unfold your napkin and place it immediately on your lap.


Ladies, do not cross your legs at the knees or sit far back in your chair;

Instead, sit towards the edge of the seat and cross your legs at the ankles.


If you are an invited guest, wait to be served. Do not eat until your host/ess has invited you to do so.


If you are the one serving, pour from the teapot with one hand while securing the lid with the other.


Traditionally, if you have milk in your tea you would not take lemon, and vice-versa.


Do not leave your spoon in the tea cup; when not in use, place it quietly on the saucer.


The proper way to hold a tea cup is the way that feels most comfortable and secure to you;

Don’t put out your pinky if that does not seem natural to you, though you may find it useful for balance.


Scones should be split horizontally with a knife then slathered with clotted cream or butter before adding jam or curd.


Eating with your fingers is perfectly acceptable when taking afternoon tea.


If you must rise before the end of the meal, place your napkin in your chair;

Once the meal is finished, place the gently crumpled (not folded) napkin on the table.


No Time to Pray? Ten Easy Ways

23 November 2010

“Pray without ceasing.”  — I Thessalonians 5:17

Here are 10 easy ways to incorporate prayer into your day.

1. Pray in the morning when you first open your eyes. Thank God for making it through the night and for the day ahead.

2. Pray in the shower. Thank God for his many attributes, like his goodness, faithfulness and grace.

3. Pray over breakfast. Thank God for the food he has blessed you with and that you don’t have to go to school or work hungry.

4. Pray during your daily quiet time. Pray for your family, your friends, your neighbors.

5. Pray on your commute to work. Pray for the people on either side of you. Pray over the work day and ask the Lord for wisdom, guidance and divine appointments.

6. Pray over lunch. Thank God for food to nourish your body and give you strength for the day.

7. Pray during the mid-afternoon slump. Pray that the Lord will help you to finish the day strong. Pray for your colleagues and bosses.

8. Pray during your commute home. Pray for the people on either side of you that God will reveal himself to them in a special way. Pray over their homes and their lives.

9. Pray over dinner. Thank the Lord for a productive day and a chance to unwind.

10. Pray before going to sleep. Pray that God will give you and yours the peaceful rest that you need. Thank him for the day and for his many blessings.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” — Colossians 3:15 

Top 10 Paris Sites

17 November 2010



Sainte Chapelle


Opera Garnier


Luxembourg Gardens


Montmartre and Sacre Coeur




Orsay Museum


Louvre Museum


Arch of Triumph


Notre Dame


Eiffel Tower (of course!!)