Time x Square

Time for another square month hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or ‘time running away from you’.

Day 29: Teatime – A quintessential British institution? 

Well…  Maybe not. The British are famously a tea-drinking nation. Brits drink tea throughout the day from an early morning breakfast cuppa to a late evening brew. Tea breaks often occur during the mid morning or mid afternoon.

Northerners and Scots refer to teatime as the meal at the end of the day, whereas Southerners would call this meal dinner.

And then there are of course tea rooms, where one can drink tea. And coffee and other drinks of course, and may be a place to partake in ‘afternoon tea’ – with plates of sandwiches and scones and small cakes or tarts. In Devon and Cornwall, afternoon tea is served with scones and locally made clotted cream and strawberry jam – we call this a ‘cream tea’.

Teatime, tea breaks, afternoon tea, cream tea – confused? Well despite the fact that I personally loathe tea, the taste and even the smell makes me nauseated, though I have been known to drink some herbal teas, I do like the look of this lovely Art Deco style tea-set. Though I suspect those cup handles aren’t the easiest to hold.

To join in with the Squares challenge please visit Becky for instructions. Remember the only proper rule is that the photo must be SQUARE.

December Squares | Day Twenty-nine