Effie, Ophelia and I shall be having afternoon tea tomorrow. It’s too cold to play outside and cold wintry days make me want to drink plenty of milky, sweet tea. I will set aside a saucer of milk for Ophelia - cats are not allowed tea!
I've already hand-delivered my invitation to Effie. She laughed at my handwriting and said I needed more practice if I want to write like a lady. I shan't be giving her an extra Banbury cake! It probably didn't help that the rain got to the envelope and smudged the ink.
I will wear my best dress and use my best tea-set and maybe if the sun shines, we’ll have afternoon tea at the bottom of the garden where no one can interrupt our fun. There will be plenty of sandwiches, without crusts on of course, and almond biscuits...
"I shan't be giving her an extra Banbury cake!"
I must sneak into the pantry now if I’m going to get everything I need!
Written by Frances Cain - January 18 2017