proving the more things change, the more they stay the same (except for my hair, which is still recovering from the most horrific haircut).
And while I returned from America last month, Petersham is having its own American moment, with cabinet-fuls of Ball canning jars and table-fuls of retro pop bottles:
But Bee and I eschewed Pep-Up pop and went straight for the warming powers of tea, coffee, and cake at a table in the greenhouse.
Bravely defying my afternoon caffeine ban, we ordered what proved to be an amazing tea, Anxi Rou Gui oolong from the Canton Tea Company:
But being out of blogging mode, I only remembered to take a photo as we were finishing off the pot, and I missed snapping my slice of lemon poppy seed cake entirely...
There were some monster-size lemons in the shop though,
alongside the ever-fabulous flora,
and some subtle reminders of what I should be doing:
But being a fair-weather gardener, I really must wait for the rain to stop first!