Take Me To The Faire: A Couch Adventure
Life during the pandemic is coming along. Our grocery stores are now limiting the amount of people in the building so we have to wait in lines. And can you believe I haven’t sewn one mask? Many people are wearing masks but I have decided not to. As a nurse, I was forced to wear one during flu season because I declined the flu vaccine. Masks are hot, uncomfortable and make your breath stinky. Not to mention that they won’t filter out the dreaded virus unless you have the right kind of filter, which the average individual does not have. So, I have decided not to give into the panic, stick to my little corner of the world and maintain proper distancing and hand washing even if it does make my skin feel like sandpaper.
Schools are officially closed for the school year so I am feeling a bit less pressure to perform as supermom. This week we are watching videos and tutorials on French Pastries. Afterwards, my son was begging me to take him to Paris to sample the treats. Um, yeah, I’ll get right on that, son. But homemade chocolate eclairs are on the schedule for tomorrow’s baking class.
The little’s made a batch of sourdough pretzels this week. They hand-rolled every one. Cinnamon sugar and salt-1 batch of each. They turned out much better than my first batch.
Wow, my middle son could really use a hair cut, right?
Bed and Breakfast at the Faire
Every fall, hubby and I take a trip to celebrate our anniversary. This past fall we went to Lititz, Pa for a few day. I finally got around to finishing up my scrapbook. Have a look.
We stayed at a bed and breakfast in the town of Lititz. It is an adorable little town that was first started by a group of Moravians.
One evening after our walk about town, we stopped at Isabella’s Ice cream parlor for some Hershey’s ice cream. YUM!
We look pretty tired in this photo but we are standing in front of of the Lititz train station. That big brick building behind us with all the windows used to be the home of Wilbur chocolates. Sadly, they closed down a few years ago, but we can still buy their chocolates throughout Lancaster County.
The pictures above are from a Turkish bazaar Shop. They had the most beautiful textiles, pottery and light fixtures. That huge chandelier was $10,000. And it was really heavy.
My favorite part of the whole weekend was our day spent at the PA Renaissance Faire. Everyone was dressed up in costumes and all the actors were speaking in Medieval English. The food was yummy and we got to see some fabulous demos such as blade-smithing, glass blowing, pottery throwing etc…
Lunch at the Anchor and Mermaid Tavern. Hubby got a platter of various meats and I got a lobster roll.
I am joining the ladies for tea over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s. I am sharing this yummy The Republic of Tea Peppermint Cuppa Chocolate Tea Dessert Blend that I received as a sample with their catalog. It was not quite what I was expecting. I am not a fan of chocolate tea nor am I a lover of peppermint but I was very surprised that I liked the taste of them together. This dessert tea was aptly named.
What are you doing during quarantine?
Happy Tea Day,