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Crumpets and Tea



What - When - Where - Who - Why Cell Phone Policy



  • Crumpets and Tea are served. Join your fellow civilized-human-beings for a civilized-late-afternoon chat.

  • The former prohibition of chatting about politics or religion has been revoked. 
    • The chat must be civilized, of course.
    • If you use loud or coarse language, or discuss personalities rather than principles, then you will be taken aside and given a talking-to.
  • No RSVP; no door charge. 

  • We offer scones as well as crumpets. 

    • Who knew that there were so many scotiaphiles in Southern California? 

    • Aye, me sainted grandmother was, indeed, born in the auld country, in Lasswade, just south of Edinburgh. 

    • Aye, the scones tend to get eaten faster than the crumpets do.

    • Indeed, our usual supplier of crumpets has abandoned them in favor of scones. Please contact me if you know of a supplier in South Orange County!
  • Bring a friend or two!
  • We have a grand piano available. We have plenty of tea-appropriate music available – or bring some of your own! No disco. No country-western. You get my drift.

  • A few of our guests bring goodies (home baked cookies or such). Most do not. Sure we do calories, but mostly we do conversation.


  • Always on the Third Sunday of the month. 

    • But only during some months. In July, for example, we have a gala celebration of Baja LasVegastan Independence Day instead of a tea party.

    • Here's the schedule for upcoming months:

      • We're dark for the winter. See you in the spring of 2020!
  • Arrive whenever you like, at or after 3 PM. We'll shut down around 6 PM.


  • At our home in far-south Orange County.  

  • Here is how to get here.


  • Your host: HBDM Jim-Bob the Third, the Benevolent Dictator of Baja LasVegastan
  • Your hostess (who does all of the work, and who still likes to play tea party just as much as she did when she was a four-year-old): The Goddess Kristine, who needs no further introduction.


Eliza Doolittle sang it best in Without You in My Fair Lady:

There'll be spring every year without you.

England still will be here without you.
There'll be fruit on the tree, and a shore by the sea.
There'll be crumpets and tea without you.
I can do without you. 

Cell phone policy:

  • Cell phones are permitted. We ask only that you step away from the party – and out onto the front porch – before you remove your cell phone from your pocket or purse.


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