High Tea and Nostalgia.

OnΒ  my Birthday, I took a break from sorting and packing, and off we went to meet my sister for High Tea at the Oyster Box. Here are a few pics of our splendid afternoon there, sipping sparkling wine, drinking tea from fine china cups, and sampling the many delights from the buffet. This amazing hotel is going to feature very high on my nostalgic memory list when we leave this lovely bit of paradise.

Me on my 'Birthday Throne' in the foyer.

Me on my ‘Birthday Throne’ in the foyer.

Click on any photo to see gallery.

When I opened my birthday greetings on FaceBook, I saw that my daughter had dug up a photo of the two of us, taken over 40 years ago. How’s that for nostalgia? I can recall making those dresses, as though it were yesterday.


Only two more sleeps in this house, and then the removals people come to pack up all our stuff to go into storage. I have butterflies in my tummy.

93 comments on “High Tea and Nostalgia.

  1. Drooling over that gorgeous spread Sylvia!!! Love the last photo of your daughter and you, and I think you add glamour to the lighthouse shot πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday once again!

  2. Here comes a very late Happy Birthday greeting from me and Yarri to you …
    I can see by looking at your photo gallery that you have a splendid day! …
    We wish You all the best and send a lot of hugs to You πŸ™‚ ! … Maria and Yarri πŸ™‚

  3. What a lovely keepsake day for you, Sylvia. All the very best to you with your move. Try to stay calm and take deep relaxing breaths. Soon You’ll be ensconced in your beautiful Florida home! I’ll be thinking of you.

  4. it looks like you had a wonderful birthday and, if you’re going to take a break from packing, High Tea is the way to go. Good luck with the rest if the work that lies ahead. Don’t worry about those butterflies. They’ll be gone soon enough. πŸ™‚

  5. Such a lovely post Sylvia … all those happy celebrations perhaps taking your mind a little away from the imminent move – not a bad thing . It’s always a stressful time , not that it seems to have fazed you … just look at you there … marvellously cool πŸ™‚
    What a nice memory picture there too .

  6. I can see you had the best birthday ever Sylvia and the photo’s are just gorgeous! Good luck with the move hon. Wishing you all of the best. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Hugs β™₯

  7. You know between this and the family dinner earlier it looks like you have had about the best birthday, er Birth-season? Uh.. Birtheason anyone could have. And I loved that white scalloped leather chair.

  8. What great birthday memories you’ve shared. The setting is just perfect and so is the picture of you with the light house. But, the photo of you and your daughter is a special treat to see. πŸ™‚ I covet those dresses.

  9. Food… *sigh* Every time I see your foodie pics, I feel like I haven’t eaten in years! Good luck with the move, I’m sure all will go smoothly πŸ™‚

  10. happy birthday again, Sylvia! such lovely pictures esp. the one posted on FB! best wishes to your move. it’ll be exciting and fun! πŸ™‚

  11. You’ll miss that lighthouse! You made a lovely ‘sweet young thing’, Ad, but you’d still give some of us a run for our money now πŸ™‚
    Does the Savoy know they’ve had their chandeliers nicked?

  12. Oh wow oh wow oh wow….. what a table of delights…. that would have kept me busy for a good 4 to 5 hours and I would have had a piece of everything… The photo of you and your daughter is so precious… something you should treasure … we lost all our photos of the family in the flood of 2001 in Lydenburg and how I wish I had the photos of Linda and our kids… what a treasure that photo is…. and you know what? You hardly look a day older… God bless to you Sylvia and your Hubby, may your move be as easy as you wish, shake the butterflies out and enjoy…

  13. Happy Birthday my friend. I wish you all the joy, love, peace and great health today and everyday. A wonderful celebration with family indeed. Love the view of the lighthouse, more where you are in it. Also, beautiful picture of you and your daughter. Time flies but the memory of that event seemed to have happen just yesterday. All the best to you and family.

  14. Oh my gosh…. that table with all the treats looks delectable. Love the photo of you and your daughter…. time sure does fly. Wishing you a stress free move πŸ™‚

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