Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four



One of the nicest things about life is the way
we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing
and devote our attention to eating.

~Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti, My Own Story


Lady R and I thank you sincerely for your good wishes and prayers. She is now home resting comfortably following two difficult and painful operations. I have persuaded her to start yoga and to replace her regular diet with organic lean protein, fruits and vegetables to strengthen her immune system whilst getting her mind and body ready for her upcoming chemotherapy. Please continue to pray for her.


My darlings be good to yourselves and remember
the greatest wealth is health.


67 comments:

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess,
So happy to hear your friend is at home!!I send her all my best wishes, as always, your great advice and your words of love are the best gift a friend could receive.
A big hug and kisses for you and your dearest friend.

Casa Bella said...

Hello Duchess,
So glad to read your post. What a wonderful piece of advice you have given your dear friend. I will continue to keep her in my prayers. Best wishes, darling Duchess.

B said...

Best wishes to you both. B x

marifra79 said...

Hello!Bellissimo il tuo post!Buona giornata cara Duchess

september cottage said...

Dear Duchess!!!

I was just thinking about you and Lady R and how you are doing...when your post appeared...Isn't it strange how one beginss to think about people without having met them...

I am glad to hear that the surgery part for Lady R is over and that she is at home! And of course I shall continue to wish her and you all the very, very best for the difficult times ahead!!! You must be such a support for her!!!!!

Dear Duhcess, IF your time allows it and maybe to take your mind off for a few seconds, pop in for a quick visit - I have started a giveaway yesterday and it might just be just 'your cup of tea' ...

The very best wishes and Love from

Nicolax

Musing in the Meadow said...

Your photos are lovely and your words lovelier. Darling Duchess I will continue to pray for Lady R and for you. Sending you and Lady R big hugs and lots of love.

Margo

Serena said...

I am keeping your dear friend in my prayers, Duchess.

Butterflies and Tea said...

First time visitor to your blog. I must say your blog is the prettiest blog I have ever seen. I love afternoon tea and anything tea related. You blog offers these and much much more. I love you set-up, your writing and your beautiful photos. I can see that you are much loved and all for good reason. I will pray for your friend and wish you two the best.

Ines said...

My darling- I really often think of you and Lady R :-)
It´s so good for her, to have a wonderful friend like you!
I hope, she gets more and more energy back and a lucky heart! I wish you the same :-)
I only can eat such things and I could start to eat all wonderful things in your pictures immediately :-)) I have many allergies and I can tell you- this way of food is wonderful! I am sure, Lady R will be refreshed with all those wonderful things to eat...

I don´t stop praying- for you both!

God bless you- many hugs and kisses - Ines

Florence and Mary said...

I'm glad to hear the surgeries are over and it sounds like Lady R has the perfect friend being positive and encouraging healthy pursuits.

Thinking of you both,

Victoria xx

rosenrot said...

Dear Duchess, i'am so happy to hear that your friend is at home!! It's so good for her, to have a friend like you!!
Many hugs and kisses for you and your friend
Marlies

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am so glad your friend is doing well! Many blessings to you both. You are such a good friend to take care of her like that. It sounds like you have a great regimen for your friend. A diet like that should make anyone healthier! Prayers and hugs to you!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Ow, great post in so many ways!
Your pictures are beautiful, darling Duchess. xxx

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
So happy to hear Lady R is back home and doing well. She is lucky to have such a loving friend with excellent advice to give. I will continue to pray for her speedy recovery! Hope you are doing well Duchess? Don't forget about yourself my friend.
Take care,
Mimi

Charlie and Tango on a Sunday said...

That's one of my favourite quotes of all time!
I'm sending you hugs and praying you and your friend have strength to get through this difficult time.
Catarina x

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! What wonderful news about your friend! I'm sure that your friendship and positive thinking is doing it's share in her recovery. Remember to take care of yourself - your reserve of positive thinking and genuine goodness must always be renewed and nurtured. Sending waves and waves of love and support! Ciao, bella!

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Duchess, I did not know that you had posted but came to tell you that I have been thinking of you very often in the last few days. I, of course, have, also, been praying! Then, I've come and seen a sweet message from you. Fruit and veggies are very sweet - you make them look, dare I say it, even more beautiful than your cakes. Also, you should know that, your words to us (especially at the moment) are carrying weight and the ability to echo on. Lead on, Dearest! (We seem to be strongest when we are the weakest and shine brightly when we are cracked and others can see our inner light....)

Love, Katy xxo

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So Happy to see you on my sidebar today!
Great advice for all of us! And, yes, I am Praying!
You are such an incedible friend to Lady R.
BLESSINS!!!
Joyce

Deborah said...

Oh Duchess, ever so lovely to see you again! I was just thinking of you yesterday. Wonderful new and excellent advice you have given your beloved friend. Prayers spiraling up to heaven, never ceasing.
**kisses** Deb

sunshine said...

I am so happy to hear that your friend got through the surgeries. I'll pray that she has an easy time of it during chemo. My Mother in law was hardly sick at all! One of the lucky ones....
I will keep her in my prayers.

((Hugs))
Laura

Catherine said...

You are so right Duchess ~ if we don't have health ~ we have nothing. Your photos look very healthy and yummy! :)

Hope you find some bliss today!
xo Catherine

Rachana Kothari said...

Darling Duchess,

i am so happy to hear that your friend is at home. I will continue to keep you and your dearest friend in my prayers.

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DEAR DUCHESS,
IT WAS SUCH A GOOD FEELING WHEN I SAW YOU WROTE A POST FOR TODAY. YOU SOUND SO MUCH BETTER, YES, YOUR PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED, LADY R IS GOING HOME. THE FIRST STEP TO A NEW BEGINNING. TAKE CARE MY DUCHESS. LADY RIZZI

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dearest,beautiful Duchess!-)*

Realy,realy glad to hear that you girlfriend is at home!!!

I can imagine how difficult,how unbelievble hard that is:living you life and fighting for you health...
That is beyound important that SO great friends as YOU are staing by:-)*

And you know,yoga is totaly great,fantastic way to stay with you mind and body on the earth and this way helps to living the nicest side of the LIFE!!!
Sure,eating absolutely health food,that's also very,very important!-)))*

My Love and many,many sunshine hugs for you,sweetheart Duchess and for you nice girlfriend!!!

***Violetta***

koralee said...

Oh sweet one...I have missed you. I will continue to pray for restored health and wellness. Your images are so lovely..and what an amazing friend you are! xoxoxox

Gloria said...

Dear Duchess nice post and beauty pictures! gloria

best whishes to you both! xxx

Madeline's Album said...

Glad your friend is at home. You gave her some very good advice. May you both have a blessed day. Madeline

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hooray for Lady R and her lovely thoughtful Duchess.

Sending you both love,

Sarah x

Nellie's Cozy place said...

MORNING SWEET DUCHESS,
IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE A POST FROM YOU AND TO KNOW YOU ARE DOING WELL. AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR DEAR FRIEND AND SO GLAD SHE HAS YOU FOR A FRIEND. WILL SURE BE PRAYING FOR LADY R DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME AND PRAYING FOR COMPLETE HEALING AS WELL. WILL ALSO WE PRAYING FOR YOU AND HER FAMILY AS WELL. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AS WELL HON. WE MISS YOU BUT CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND WHY,
BLESSINGS ABUNDANT, NELLIE

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

LAdy R is lucky to have you on hand with such good advice. Hope she recovers quickly now. God bless.
Louise x

Mara said...

Lovely Duchess, all my prayers are for your friend!

Hugs!
mara

Claudia said...

You are such a true and loyal friend. I'm sure that having you by her side helps your dear friend immensely. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

xo
Claudia

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wishing Lady R a speedy recovery and lots of good eating.
*kisses* HH

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Dearest Duchess, all the best, love and prayers to you and your friend. And yes - every day should be celebrated, life is so precious!

sitting oh so pretty said...

What a wonderful friend you are and that you have the best advice. Love to your friend and strength to you bothxxxxxxxxxxx

Zaira said...

Hi Duchess, i'm glad to hear the surgery went well and she's at home. You are in my thoughts xx

Heather Jensen said...

I am glad to hear she is comfortable at home now. I will continue to pray for her. She is lucky to have such a wonderful friend like you. :)

Hugs,
Heather

zurin said...

glad to here things are on their way to recovery. :) LOvely photos...always such a pleasure to visit.

Paulina said...

Dear Duchess, such lovely fresh fruits and vegetables, yum :o)
Here's wishing you and your friend better health.

God bless you both.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Duchess,
Lovely post. I'm so glad your friend is home. I sincerely hope she regains her strength quickly and her days ahead are much better. You have given such good advice! Praying for you both.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Thea said...

Nice to read your news. You are so right about the organic diet but most of all, your support and prayers make all the difference. x

Taj Acosta said...

Hello doll,
What a kind friend you are! Prayers to your friend and what a lovely piece of advice you lend us! hugs

Anne said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your friend is going through such a hard time. I said a little prayer for her.

Maria said...

Hi Duchess !
What amazing fruits of the Earth
~beautiful and full of color!

*These bring us so much goodness*

Thank you for reminding us to be good to ourselves and accept these beautiful, bountiful gifts of nature!

Wishing you wellness of body, heart and spirit ♥
~Maria

Susan said...

continued prayers...
and blessings.

Marie Arden said...

I just found your beautiful blog. I do want to have tea now. all the photos are just smashing.I love pink and tea and all things pretty also.
Come visit me at my blog it is all about Paris, Peonies, pastry, pagoda and PINK!!
I wish you lived next door!
Marie Arden Pink Living

yyam said...

Glad that she is feeling better! Sending hugs and sunshine to you both! :)

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, first, I wish you and your friend the best, and second, I've just become your 1000th follower! Oh my :) How fantastic! Your blog is lovely and I look forward to visiting with you again :)

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

...so very true. We must remember this!@

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is so good to hear and that you are giving her such wonderful advice too.

She is so lucky to have a friend like you.
xoxo DJ

Comme Ci Comme Ca said...

I will pray for your friend Duchess, she is one lucky girl to have you as a friend.

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess, what a friend you are ! We are all praying for you. Could I also suggest a Chiropractor ? Mine specialises in nutrition and says that a healthy gut is key to general good health. If you can find one near to you I think it really might help. Anything to make your friend more comfortable might be good at this time. She is lucky to have you !

cilla said...

Duchess
its so good to hear from you sweetie,im soo glady Lady R is doing well,i have been praying for you and her,stop by soon and always know im here for you ,gentle hugs Cilla

parTea lady said...

I'm glad to hear that your friend is at home. It's great that you are guiding her on the path to regaining her health.

I liked the quote and your lovely photos.

Love and prayers,
Maureen

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Well-wishing and faerydust I send to let your spirits fly! Blessings dears.

Dragonfly said...

Yes, this is so true! Wishing you all a very happy weekend :-) Sorry, I have missed some of your earlier posts (Patsy has a brand new sister) and we have been kept very busy with her naughty antics!!! I've just put some pics on the blog!
Cheers, Karen

Muneeba said...

Sending up a prayer for Lady R! And I love the new photos of the fresh produce .. different from your usual photos :)

The Red Umbrella said...

"The greatest wealth is health"...so true.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I am deeply sorry about your friend Duchess, I could tell by the last post I read of yours that you were saddened. Because I stepped away for almost a month from blogging I missed your news. I wish your be-loved friend a proper recovery. If she has you to care for her then she will be in perfect, caring hands. I adore what you wrote about good health is wealth. Nothing could be more true.

Love and hugs to you both xoxo deb

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous pictures of veggies! Love it.

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND WISH YOUR DAD A HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.
HAVE A NICE DAY.
LADY RIZZI

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
I am so glad to see you again and will continue to send prayers and positive thoughts for you and your dear friend.

Biggest hugs to you both,

Betty

♥Nori Merrylight♥ said...

I really love your blog, ducchess!
I love England,too!

God save the queen♥

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

I must have missed this post ~ So glad to hear that Lady R is back home and I hope that she recuperates well.
Best wishes and prayers.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lucia said...

Un amore di blog! COMPLIMENTI!!! :-)

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Dutchess,
I had chemo,
it seems like it will
never be over.I will pray
for her.
yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Dutchess,
I had chemo,
it seems like it will
never be over.I will pray
for her.
yvonne

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