Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Peppermint Tea With Kimmie!

Better late than's my 'Tea on Tuesday' with Kimmie.
I was inspired by Patty to have some peppermint tea so I picked some leaves from the garden and poured boiling water over.
Such a pretty colour!
My two varieties of mint are thriving this year...along with the parsley, coriander, thyme and chives.Someone else was interested in the mint today ........

The three 'sticks' you can see behind the herb pots are these.
I've forgotten what they're called.........
As for my news.......well, we had a lovely long weekend at my sisters house in Buckinghamshire. Both she and her husband are 50, so we celebrated with a big party on Saturday night. The weather couldn't have been better so we spent most of the time in their lovely garden. Lesley is a great hostess; I hope she likes the surprise present I've sent to thank her.
Well here I am next to my slim and gorgeous baby sister! Doesn't she look good for 50?!!! (She's the one with the necklace...just in case you hadn't worked it out from the other 3 clues!)
Its actually her birthday today so I hope she sees this.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You and your sister are both gorgeous Linda!!! Happy Birthday to her!
Such a lovely tea post too (thank you for the mention oxo), your heart cup is so special and your photo of the had to be quick to snap that I bet! Growing mint in containers is the only way, isn't it, otherwise you'd have mint everywhere. Love your herb container garden!!!

Kimmie said...

You and your sister are so cute and happy! Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration :)

Brilliant idea to make a fresh tea like that. I have lots of mint (who doesn't?) .... it just sort of takes over .... I will definitely be trying this!And what a pretty and healthful shade of green it brews into!

Your garden photos are beautiful!!! Spring is a lovely lovely time!

Hugs to you and cheers! Kimmie

Heather said...

I love mint and what a lovely sight all your pots of herbs are, especially the one with the damsel fly. The white drumhead flowers look like alliums to me. I think you both look gorgeous - Happy Birthday Linda's sister.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to your sister Linda. You are gorgeous.
Wonderful post with tea. Love them.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I wouldn't have guessed that you were the elder one. You both look like twins to me.
Happy Birthday to her!
I don't usually drink herbal tea but the colour does look beautiful and delicious. What a lovely collection of herbs you have.

ooglebloops said...

Glad you're joining us for tea!!!I use my mint like that all the time - can't live w/o it!!
Love the mermaid-she is fantastic!!You reminded me of mine I made years ago, when in my doll phase!! LOL Wonder what box she's packed away in!!!

Judy S. said...

Love that Sirena! And a very Happy Birthday to your sis. You've been having fun, eh?

Jackie said...

You both look amazing.
I went off mint tea after toooo much of it in Marrakesch.
Your garden is fabulous too.

Lynn said...

Oooooooo Linda, you look great :) Don't tell your sister, but she looks a bit skinny LOL.... just kidding :) I would love to be that thin.
I love, love all your pots of herbs, just beautiful!!!!!

Jaqi said...

Your sister looks just like you, glad you had such a wonderful time, jaqi x