When my daughter asked that her 11th birthday party be a small tea party I was pleased. I was not in the mood to throw a big bash with everyone we know. Five girls eating sandwiches and working on a craft sounded blissfully low key. Um, yeah right. The guest list may have been small but the preparation was not. There is a lot of work involved in creating that English Tea feeling. And the girls ranged between ages 5 through 12. Throw in a couple of games and you've got yourself a noisy, messy house. It was a lot of fun despite the chaos and I even joined in on the game of Mouse Mouse Cat(it was a tea party with a cat theme so Duck Duck Goose got a makeover). Now that the house is back in proper order and quiet again I am exhausted.
In my reading life things have slowed down. I am just about finished with My Father's Paradise and can't wait to review it. I'm hoping that I can finish The Triumph of Deborah this week too. I received a few more books in the mail I want to get to soon such as The 19th Wife, Tomato Girl, Plum Wine and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. These all look so good. What book is next on your nightstand?