2.01.2007

An Hour to Rest...


What a treat!

I will set the scene. We finished our day of school and my husband returned home so I could leave for a break and get some time to myself. I am sure that I don't have to tell you that he didn't have to say it twice! I was out the door in a flash. There probably was smoke from behind me as I rushed out not looking back. Hehehe.

So there I am with a couple of mindless magazines (imports from the US) for skimming in my bag, my camera and this hot chocolate. Not just any hot chocolate mind you...it is the Luxurious Hot Chocolate Abyss at my favorite cafe The Doll's House on the Hill. I just love the warm atmosphere there. The mismatched tables and chairs, the smells of homemade cakes and cookies mixed with teas and coffees. There is an array of cups and saucers that remind me of my grandmothers china cabinet from when I was a young girl. The views over the rooftops and chimneys of the Hill out towards Windsor, England are spectacular. And today was one of those London clear days when the skies were that brilliant blue. It just couldn't have been more perfect...

I snapped this shot as I got settled in my chair and opened up my magazine. Why? Simple. It is just pretty. I love the whipped hot milk, the fluffy colored marshmallows, the powdered chocolate with the real whipped cream. I mean really, what is not to love? It was a time just for me to unwind and reflect back on my week.

As Ieft they told me they would see me next Thursday...same time!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that kind of break would make my day! I'm glad you got away for a little while. Love, Mom

eurorebs said...

WOW. Whether you like it or not I'm joining you for a cup this year...and if you need to be quiet while you're there, I'd be more than happy to look through magazines with you ;)

Anna said...

Rebecca...your on as long as you bring me some mags from the States! :)

Atlanta Sis said...

okay, I thought the one of Jack painting was my recent favorite...but this one just hits home so much. This is one of those precious pics and memories you will recall forever...a cherished London tradition for you! Thanks for sharing it with us (and making us jealous...I can almost taste the chocolate!). Love, Peg

Anna said...

PEG...

YOU AND ME...GET HERE AND THE HOT CHOCOLATE IS ON ME!

LOVE YA!

Anonymous said...

looks great! enjoy your time off! =) (we're in orlando having sweet tea...should I tell you that? =) ) jenn

eurorebs said...

Excellent! Which means we'll have to get together not long after I get there so the mags aren't too out of date...not that it really matters in the end. Btw, I signed up for three free issues of People - hehehe. Thought of you.

bluemountainmama said...

you're killing me.... i have to fast all day for an x-ray tomorrow. i think that is the most yummy lookling cup of hot chocolate i've ever seen!

Sarch said...

That hot chocolate DOES look good. I'll bet it was the perfect complement to some time spent to yourself.

Kendra said...

Two of the world's most wonderful things combined. A hot drink to warm you up and soothe, and CHOCOLATE! There really is nothing better :)

Terri said...

I saw your post on JennyHaHa...

The gent who posted on her blog named "Dan" is from England too!

Anna said...

YUM! I just realized you were from London...that is TOO cool. How great to have a day to yourself. I need one of those!!

Awareness said...

Absolutely inviting!! Wouldn't a big blow up of that pic look lovely hanging up in the cafe?? They'd sell out EVERY DAY!!

I love it.

Hope the home schooling is going well.

David said...

yummy,
saw you at Carmi's
(digital is taking over my brain )

have you seen Minerva's blog?

its in my links

Nicole said...

That looks so yummy. I am jealous! Ha Ha. Anything with that much cream on top has GOT to be good. And I am not even a hot chocolate nut. I still can't believe these are YOUR shots. Girl, you're good!

Alicia said...

Nice photo!

busybusymomma said...

I don't know which sounds better... that tasty hot chocolate or some quiet time! ;) I greedily would like both! I hope it found you rested.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Amazing... I love your photos! Have you told us what kind of camera you use?

Andrea said...

Bliss!!!Glad you had that time. That cafe sounds divine.

DellaB said...

now THAT is a hot chocolate for sure, I had to look twice, before I read the post, at first I thought it was coffee.