04 August 2011

rocky and rosy

It was a week of succulents and roses: first at Wisley, then at Miller Harris, where Rachel and I popped in for birthday tea and cake.

Outside the shop, there were fabby rock plants on sale:

And inside the shop, there were roses in the perfumes and roses in the tea.

We ordered a pot of Miranda's favorite Thé Pétales, blended with rose absolute from Turkey. It had just the right hint of rose--not at all overpowering--and after two cups each, we concluded it really is the best tea on the menu.

While it was tempting to bring home a little something rocky or rosy, I was very good. After all, it wasn't my birthday--not quite yet! Happy Birthday, Rachel!


  1. I am in the midst of a clutter clear out - I think it would be safest if nothing new ever crossed my threshold again. Oh the stuff.....
    Far beter to admire, eat and drink and return home with photographs!

  2. What a really super treat, rose tea is my favourite, I must try this blend.

  3. What a civilised way to celebrate a birthday!

  4. While the rocky and rosy are delightful I would have liked a peek at the cake!

    Happy belated birthday wishes to your friend!

  5. Rose tea! Sounds heavenly...

  6. SO glad you enjoyed the tea!