Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Welcome to Tea and Friendship Tuesday's hosted by Carol from Charli and Me. This is a fun post that can be filled with lovely afternoon tea and/or friendship related items. Here is your chance to share your lovely tea adornments, a favourite tea or friendship related poem or quote, a delicious recipe or a combination of all of the above.

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A friend is like a flower,
a rose to be exact,
or maybe like a brand new gate
that never comes unlatched.

A friend is like an owl,
but beautiful and wise,
or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
whose spirit never dies.

A friend is like those blades of grass
you can never mow,
standing straight, tall, and proud
in a perfect little row.

A friend is like a heart
that goes strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world
if we didn't have a friend?

Unknown -

I apologise for the late posting of my Tea & Friendship Tuesday’s post.
My excuse…. life’s little unexpected surprises. My father hurt himself by a nasty fall last week which resulted in an intolerably painful dislocated neck. We have had our hands full looking after him. He is home from hospital now and doing much better and we pray that he will be up and running soon.

Have a lovely week my blog friends ♥



Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely poem. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your nice comment. Hope your father is well real soon. Have a great evening.

hpabate said...

Oh Dear Duchess, what a lovely poem about friendship. Friendship is a wonderful thing indeed. Thank you for your kind words this afternoon. I hope this week is finding you well. I have not heard from you in a while, I presented you with a Humane award a couple of blogs ago, I hope you got it :0) you deserve the Humane award you are a kind hearted soul. Take care sweety. Good to hear from you.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... so lovely... Also, I do hope your daddy is doing well and recovers quickly... Bisous... Julie Marie

Brenda Leyland said...

I never realize how much my soul is 'parched' for colour and pizzazz and beauty until I come to your site, where there's so much beauty and fun, it radiates from every posting and link!

Thanks for the tea.....

En Samaiyal said...

Wow wht a lovely poem about friendship...Hope ur father is doing well...Nice click ,very colourful & delight to our eyes dear ..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, dear Duchess, but I would expect nothing else from you! Your kind words always brighten our day and encourage our hearts :)
Our prayers to you and yours as your father recouperates.
Tootles, my dear!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Duchess, This is such a beautiful post. I love it! I have never heard the poem before. It's so touching and the flowers so lovely. Thank you so much for partisipating in 'Tea and friendship Tuesday's' I hope your father is up and about soon. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for your friendship ♥

Eileen said...

This is a very pretty post!

Thank you for your comments to me on my blog.
I haven't been posting much lately.
My daughter was not feeling well over the weekend, and then she got some kind of a growth on her hip and started running a fever, she is in the hospital for tests now, we should know more tomorrow.
She and my four year old grandson live with us, and he just started Pre-K last week, so I've been running around with that too.

Thank you for being so kind and asking after me, I appreciate it so much!
I probably won't be posting too much for awhile, but I'm going to try and visit and comment.
With sincere appreciation,

m.e (Cathie) said...

lots of hugs, hope your dad is better soon sweet Duchess. ♥

Cathy said...

What a lovely post!!! I love visiting your beautiful site...I always leave so calm and refreshed!!!

I hope your father is doing well...let us know!!!


Anonymous said...

Ouch! I hope your father gets better very soon. Lovely idea for a post by the way. I may have to partake from time to time.

Elyse said...

greetings, duchess!

what a lovely post. so sorry to hear about your father. i hope he is feeling better soon.


Sanghi said...

Wow.. Lovely Friendship poem Duchess, Hope your father gets well soon! Will create a post for friendship for sure..!:)

koralee said...

I will be praying for your father and for his pain and for your strength...what a bad fall indeed!

Lovely poem today...friendships are such a blessing. I am glad you enjoyed my post today..thank you for your lovely comments..they always warm my heart!


Sher said...

Such a lovely poem and post, my dear:)

Hope your father is recovering swiftlly, leaving my prayers with you...

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely poem, and beautiful roses. Thanks for your sweet comment. Hope that your father be better.

Anonymous said...

Wat a beautiful post dear!!!
Lovely poem about friendship&perfect pics!!!tnx for sharing all these...
I will be praying for ur father...

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Sending prayers for your dear dad's speedy recovery!
~ Anne

Dragonfly said...

Lovely post! Will send some psychic healing to your dear father (and some for you too).
Cheers, Karen

Rose said...

Oh gosh, im sorry to hear about your fathers fall. I hope he is running marathons soon ;)
I adore your beautiful photos, and thankyou for sharing the lovely poem :)


Michela said...

Hello Duchess! Please, pass my best wishes to your father.
Thank you so much for the lovely poem, you're always so sweet and kind to us!

Mimi said...

HI to you my dear friend!!!
after spending the week-end in San Diego on Coronado Island's Del Coronado resort, and searching for the famous guest ghost of their's as your blog says a friend is like the spirit of a ghost!!!!
I missed reading your blog!!!
Hope you had a great week-end and a great start of a new week!!!!
It is still quite warm here, just over 100 degrees, still warm, but not HOT!!!!!
It was nice to get away at 77 degrees and a cool ocean breeze!!!!
Hugs to you,

Intrinsically Florrie said...

That's a really gorgeous bouquet. Love the pretty butterflies!

Florrie x

Riet said...

Good afternoon Duchess.
As I said before you have such a lovely blog . I love all your pictures on the sides and especialy your pink and green teacosy. Today's sandwiches look delicious.
Have a nice tea.
Riet, The Netherlands

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is such a beautiful bouquet with butterflies on it.

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. How awful for him. I do hope he will recover quickly.


potionprincess said...

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MelMel said...

OOhhh afternoon tea looks fab today....
Tea no sugar pls!



My dear Duchess, what a great post!delicious recipe, thank you!. All look fabulous, such interesting and creative. Thank you for sharing them! Best wishes my darling friend!

lou said...

Hi, what a lovely blog you have! The poem was beautiful!!!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

Love Lou xxx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely blog as usual Duchess.

Sorry to hear about your father's fall and I hope he will soon be feeling better.

An old friend of mine had a fall in her garden recently and bumped her head on the wall of the house, and damaged her back. She has had to have an x-ray to see if she has any crushed bones, luckily she has not broken anything. She just lost her balance on the edge of the path as far as she knows and then fell over. It is so easily done. She is still feeling rather stiff and finding it difficult to get up out of her chair.

Duchess of Tea said...

Thank you my rosy friends for the lovely, sweet comments. You are the reason I continue blogging.

I would like to welcome my new friends...Mrs. Bee, Elyse, sher, Atelier de Charo, Anne, Riet, Potionprincess, MelMel, Princess Laura Lis and Lou to my cottgae.

Love & Hugs

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