The British have an umbilical cord that has never been cut..

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…and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them at times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and not one move made, until a “nice cup of tea” is quickly made. There is no question that it brings solace and does steady the mind. What a pity all countries are not so tea-conscious. World-peace conferences would run more smoothly if a “nice cup of tea,” or indeed, a samovar, were available at the proper time.

Marlene Dietrich’s ABC

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  1. November 7, 2015


    • November 8, 2015

      I saw my great grandfather’s and my grand father’s birth certificate when I was visiting family back east, there’s a reason I down many a cuppa every day, I’m part Cockney 😉 .

  2. Heather in Arles
    November 8, 2015

    Sipping my earl grey right this very moment…

    • November 8, 2015

      Don’t you love it? That scent of Bergamot rising from the cup sends me.

  3. November 8, 2015

    I really think she’s onto something here.

    • November 8, 2015

      Definitely! Have you ever read Marlene’s Deitrich’s ABC? I think you might like it…

      • November 8, 2015

        No, and I was thinking I should while reading your post.

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