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Crumpets and Tea
And Probably Some Croquet
- When - Where - Who
- Why -
Crumpets and Tea (and coffee!) are served. Join your
fellow civilized-human-beings for a late-afternoon chat.
No RSVP; no door charge. Contact me
if you feel like giving us a heads-up anyway, or if you want to know if
it's OK to use Crumpets and Tea as a venue to showcase your skills in
baking ginger cookies.
We offer scones as well as crumpets.
Who knew that there were so many
scotiaphiles in Southern
Aye, me sainted
grandmother was, indeed, born in the auld country, in
Lasswade, just south of Edinburgh.
the scones tend to get eaten far faster than the crumpets do.
a friend or two!
have a grand piano available. If you play, then please bring some
tea-appropriate music. No disco. No country-western. You get my drift.
This civilized tea party
is usually preceded by an equally civilized round of croquet
beforehand. See below for details.
the influence of the second pot of tea, guests sometimes feel inclined
to talk politics and/or religion. This is permitted at Crumpets and
Tea! It's forbidden only at the Baja LasVegastan Independence Day Celebration.
Always on the Third Sunday of the month.
Arrive whenever you like, at or after 3 PM.
We're likely to be dark one or two months each year. Stuff comes up, you know?
announce such darknesses in advance, as soon as we can, both on this webpage and in the
newsletters which announce this tea party.
It wouldn't hurt to re-check this webpage around noon on Third Sunday.
Here's the schedule for
- Sunday, May 19, 2013 -- we're on.
- Sunday, June 16, 2013 -- we're on.
Your host (who greatly enjoys playing croquet, and drinking coffee): HMFIC 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
I can do without you.
begins at 3 PM on the large common lawn behind our home. All mallets,
wickets, stakes, and balls are provided.
play four individuals and/or teams. We need at least three guests to start.
- We play under Benevolent Dictatorship of Baja LasVegastan rules. Don't worry; the Benevolent Dictator will explain them to you as we start.
- The Benevolent Dictator plays whilst The Goddess Kristine puts the final touches on the tea, crumpets,
scones, doilies, and so on.
- Stragglers will be added to already-playing individuals/teams.
and our guests step inside, and start sipping tea a bit early.
continues for as long as the players feel like it. If you prefer to
continue to play after 4 PM, when the follow-on tea party formally begins,
feel free. If the first
round of play finishes before 4 PM, then we might well fire up the tea pot a
as to who beat whom at croquet is
expected at the follow-on tea. Genteel dispute, I say.
- Visual and/or audio recording devices are prohibited, both during croquet and during the follow-on tea party.
- This is especially true if:
- a borrowed hat is within the field of view during croquet; and/or
conversation during the tea party turns to politics and/or religion, as so often happens (especially later in the afternoon, after the
second pot of tea has been brewed).
- Please contact me
in advance if you need to be excused from this general prohibition.
phones are OK, even those with good cameras and/or microphones. 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