Essential Life Rules

 

 Sing in the shower.
Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Compliment 3 people every day.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
Keep it simple.
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
Say, „Thank you” a lot.
Say, „Please” a lot.
Remember other people’s birthdays.
Commit yourself to constant improvement.
Have a firm handshake.
Look people in the eye.
Be the first to say hello.
Return all things you borrow.
Make new friends, but cherish the old ones.
Keep a few secrets.
Plant flowers every spring.
Stop blaming others.
Take responsibility for every area of your life.
Be there when people need you.
Never underestimate the power of love.
Drink champagne for no reason at all.
Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
Don’t be afraid to say, „I made a mistake.”
Don’t be afraid to say, „I don’t know.”
Keep your promises no matter what.

 

 

Reclame

Five o’clock Tea

“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company

In the past whether you took „afternoon tea” or „high tea” was a peek into your social standing.  Afternoon Tea was a light elegant meal served between a light lunch and late dinner, usually between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock, and was mainly confined to the aristocracy with their leisurely lifestyle.  High Tea was a more substantial meal, including meat and/or fish, and was really an early dinner which well suited the middle and lower classes after a long day at work. 

Afternoon Tea’ did not exist before the 19th century.  At that time lunch was eaten quite early in the day and dinner wasn’t served until 8 or 9 o’clock at night.  But it wasn’t until Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and light refreshments in her room one afternoon, around 1830, that the ritual began. 

The Duchess enjoyed her ‘taking of tea’ so much that she started inviting her friends to join her.  Before, long having elegant tea parties was very fashionable.  Demand for tea wares grew and soon there were tea services in silver and fine bone china, trays, cake stands, servers, tea caddies, tea strainers, teapots, and tea tables.

 So, the institution of tea connected with afternoon snack at four P.M. became widely known, this was postponed to five o’ clock in the 20th century.

Traditional five o’ clock tea is still held in the Buckingham Palace, as in countless English homes.

Have a tea! Have a cup of life!:)

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