One of my favourite
deviations hobbies consists on looking for places where I can sit, have a good cup of tea, and pretend I am the first beta-tester for a time machine prototype to be successfully transported to some point between 1900 and 1929. Well, yes, that can be considered a little weird, but you weren´t expecting anything different from me, were you?
This May Day was all about working on some essays, so on Friday The Gentle One and I decided to break the working routine to visit The Continental Hotel, where we could enjoy delicious afternoon tea for our semi-anniversary. In point of fact, our semi-anniversary is on Walpurgis, but we were so stressed, we totally forgot about it this year (oops!).
Consequently, I wore my best Edwardian outfit, adopted a very impractical Downton Abbey attitude and flee to the Victoria Club, a lovely tea room on the hotel down floor.
As you can probably feel in the pictures, there is something truly Victorian about the place. I suppose it is all about the mahony furniture and leather couchs. And of course, the best part is being treated as a lady by a butler who is there just to take your coat and bring a fine selection of teas for you to choose.
What else can you ask for?
Oh yes! Maybe some strawberry cheesecake and capuccino?
Actually, capuccino was for my man, as I usually prefer the sour tea to contrast the sweetness of cake.
I don´t know why, but I find the flavor much more intense when after a little piece of cake I also taste a bit of tea. I guess the contrast plays as kind of a savor enhancer?
I think I could totally get used to live like this, but time travels have a limited a durations (yes, that´s a legal clause at any time-machine beta tester contract, you´re not supposed to interrumpt the normal development of historical event. Damn!) and we had to go back to 2014.
That was too bad!
Well, I will keep these pictures to remember how lovely was to live in 1910 for a couple of hours (that could have been more realistic without the noisy tv, though), and who knows? Maybe we will manage to make another time travel soon.
Tell me darlings, so you have any special secret deviations?