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November 07, 2002

And now, back to our program

Ok, NaNoWriMo is going sloowly for me. I think I've made it to 1350 words. Must get a move on! It doesn't help that my project is officially overdue - thank goodness my prof is tolerant of me. Must finish that so I can write like a fiend this weekend.

In the meantime, lots of British treats! My absolute favorite place in New York for a good cuppa is Tea and Sympathy. It is tiny, you are cheek by jowl, and Nicky, the tart-tongued (though not always!) proprietor with flowing silver locks, won't take any guff if your party is incomplete or if you wave your silly cellphone about. Oh, and the tea - divine! This isn't white gloves at the Ritz tea. This is someone's really cool mum's sort of tea. Jen introduced me to it, and we've done the full tea with scones and clotted cream and sandwiches. We've also had brunch - the Welsh rarebit's scrumptious.

Next door is their carryout shop where you can stock up on teapots and souvenirs and Brit candies - they even have Union Jack contact lenses. Next door to that is A Salt and Battery. (There's also an East Village location.) Amazingly, have only been in there once and that was to split a fried Mars bar with Jen. And yes, it was bloody good.

Yours, &c., LC | 12:54 PM | | Comments (1)


You have my envy! That sounds like a perfectly British day... Ohh!

Posted by: Cordelia at November 7, 2002 09:41 PM