So now it is 3rd January and although the Christmas tree is still up I'm thinking of the many projects I would like to tackle in the coming months while we still have short and often dark days.I am not going to list them - I have done that before and many of them have not changed because of the general busyness of life.
For now we will visit a tearoom with a difference. This is a place we always visit for tea if we are in the area. I am not posting photos of the tearoom today (I have done that before) because these tearooms are situated on the Tiptree estates where there is some added interest.
An old delivery van
Tiptree, the home of the Wilkin family who have farmed here for nearly three hundred years. The very first Tiptree conserves were made here in 1885 and to this day they still specialize in fruit growing on the Tiptree estates.
The choice is amazing and only a little of it shown here
One of the orchards - this visit was late summer
There is a small museum on site showing how jam (jelly for USA readers) was made over a century ago
My purchases of the day
One can get a nice lunch here and
afternoon tea comprises sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and
cakes all served on a three tiered plate
Happy New Year to everyone who visits