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Silent Sunday in Branscombe

old bakery, Branscombe

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15 responses to “Silent Sunday in Branscombe

  1. I just love the way the light comes in and is reflected around.

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  2. I love windows period. But this one in a British Building with the thick walls and do you call them French windows when they open that way? We have patio doors here with “French doors” that open like that; is that what you call this style window?
    Anyhoo the thick walls in the buildings- so unlike anything I had ever seen! When I watch British tv shows I look at ALL the architecture!! (especially Doc Martin :o) To me it looks like a beautiful bedroom, with English roses bedding. ;o)

    I had never heard of Cream Tea until I saw Hyacinth mention it on Keeping Up Appearances!! Now I frequently have English Breakfast Tea with cream! :o)
    I grew up with a Scandinavian maternal Grandma and so we drank lots of strong coffee all day long!! (made in a stove top percolator) My Scottish paternal Gran imbibed as often as she could. I can’t even recall her drinking anything else! LOL!!
    Beautiful picture!

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    • What a lovely comment Eliz. A cream tea here, is a pot of English Breakfast tea, taken with milk and 2 scones (a type of bread-like little cake) that is cut in half and spread with butter, jam and thick clotted cream.
      Each person who makes a cream tea has their own slight variation on the scone recipe. Scones are usually round but can be different shapes and sizes as seen here in this post:
      https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/an-english-country-garden/
      We call them French windows if they go to the ground and are used as double doors to go into the garden. So it seems your French Doors are our French Windows!! Ha! French Doors makes much more sense!
      I too love wndows …… and unusual doors!
      What a rich and interesting heritage you have – Scotland and Scandinavian – there is so much strength there!

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      • Yes my Great Gran made scones! And to my dad’s frustration no one ever made them the same!
        I was so confused about “Tea” and I guess I’m still learning, because I did not truly know what cream tea meant! Thank You for explaining. When I watch English or Aussie tv, I was so confused about “Tea time”. We here in the US think its tea with a snack, but if I’m right? its what we call dinner. When someone says “Will you be home for tea?” It means dinner. Am I right?

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        • Haha! The way our languages snd customs confuse us on either side of The Pond. Now β€˜tea’ is a very movable feast and is slightly different in different parts of the UK, in different families and in subtly different situations. There is a book to be written about it – maybe there already has been. Tea seems to carry ritual with it throughout the world.
          Briefly in England, there is a kind of formal Afternoon Tea which traditionally happens at 4pm (ish) and includes savoury sandwiches, cakes and possibly scones. Then there is the smaller Cream Tea as already descibed, then there is High Tea, which is usually a meal had with children at about 5pm and often includes something cooked. Any meal after that can be called Supper (informal and a light meal) or Dinner (which can be 3 courses and formal). But Dinner can also be a midday meal, which can also be called Lunch!!
          Have i confused you enough???!!!!!
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  3. A lovely vignette. As you may have noticed, I have a thing about oil lamps – this one is gorgeous! Would love to sit there with a good book and a cup of tea.

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

    Such a pretty window. Would love to get a thick cushion and cuggle up there with a good book.

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  5. I could imagine this photograph as a painting!

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