Announcing Our First Virtual Tea Party!
This week features a five-part series on Tea Party Girl’s Tea Time-line. If we could sit down over tea in real life and share our stories, this is what I would share with you. Everyone’s living a story, you know. Living in the tea world means finding the time to listen to each other’s stories. If you’re a blogger, consider joining me this week. Tell us your story on your blog and include your link at the end of any of this week’s posts. Together we can “meet for tea at three” on Friday. Yes, I know we live in different timezones, and these things are really called carnivals, but I just went to a carnival last week and didn’t see a thin-lipped mug or tea-table anywhere. So let’s try something new. Remember, your story doesn’t need to be as long as mine!
TPG’s Childhood-Marriage: The Camellia Sinensis Seeds are Planted
I’d leave all the hurry,
the noise and the fray
For a house full of books
and a garden of flowers.
It seems an unlikely quote for a girl raised blocks from the northern border of
My mother’s commitment to healthy eating and love of quality still greatly impacts my daily life. One of my strongest commitments today is to feed my family local produce, organic milk and meat products, and whole grains as much as possible. This lifestyle that she gave me as a child impacted my husband choice (no kidding!) and played a key role in birthing my passion for tea.
When our family moved to
Unfortunately, I didn’t relish much else about the transition at a time of life when so much already changes for a budding adolescence. A bookworm at heart, I abandoned scholarly pursuits to chase after boys and listen for hours to the angst-ridden music of the day (Depeche Mode and New Order, anyone?). But I savored my one week at camp in the near-by
Both of my parents also made their living working with the English language with Mom as a junior high English teacher and my father as a journalist. I grew up writing for fun, winning school writing awards, and keeping a consistent journal. Also fascinated by the complexity of the human behavior and emotion, I went on to graduate in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the
I dated often, especially in high school, before I met
Tomorrow: TPG Becomes a Parent: The Camellia Sinensis is Pruned to Proper Height
So join us for tea at three this Friday! What’s your story?