Monday, December 19, 2011

A Christmas Lunch

Welcome friends for tea today.  Our 'Circle of Friends' group met for a Christmas lunch and had a delightful time catching up over a delicious meal.  We also exchanged gifts as we did last year.
From L to R:  my friend Marilyn who does not blog, yours truly, Valerie from Gardening in a Sandbox and Jennifer from A Garden of Threads.  I met Val and Jen through Master Gardeners and Marilyn and I belong to the same horticultural societies.  Since we all enjoy gardening and tea, forming a small circle of friends as suggested in a past Victoria magazine edition sounded like a good idea.
We decided to have our lunch at The Globe Restaurant which sits on a hill in the rural village of Rosemont. I had the tortierre which was excellent and as you can see below, presentation at this restaurant is awesome.
I'd like to leave you with a holiday treat I had at Tim Horton's the other day - candy cane white hot chocolate with whipped cream.  Decadent, and a perfect holiday drink - cheers!
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year.  Thank you for your friendship over tea and we'll gather again in the new year.
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, Trisha at Sweetology, Kathy at A Delightsome Life and Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog.  Please join my hosts and their guests.


  1. Sounds like a great time to meet friends and have a fantastic lunch. Wonderful photo.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Sounds like a wonderful time with friends. I'll take one of those candy cane white hot chocolate with whipped cream!! Happy Tea Day!

  3. Dear Judith,
    what a delightful way to go through the season of Christmas with such a treat. Meetings sweet friends and having a good time with treats (the imagination of candy cane white chocolate with whipped cream makes me dizzy) sounds just the right thing on such cold and rainy days.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  4. It is so nice to get together with good friends!
    I want one of those Tim Horton drinks now too.

    Have a lovely Christmas!


  5. I love a gathering of GREAT FRIENDS and this looks like a wonderful group! The food looks wonderful and that Lovely cup of hot chocolate!

  6. Sounds like you all enjoyed a lovely lunch together, Judith. That TH hot chocolate looks amazing!

    I thoroughly enjoyed having you for tea this past year, my friend. Your presence has brought me much delight and I thank you for taking part so faithfully.
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in the New Year.

    Blessings and hugs,

  7. Perhaps I shouldn't have read your post before my dinner; I'm now craving tourtiere.
    How nice that you were able to get together with friends (including a couple of bloggers). It sounds like you have started an enjoyable holiday tradition.

  8. I enjoyed seeing you and your friends! Sounds like a great time was had by all.

  9. You gals look rather chilly! How fun to meet up with each other again and on purpose. That Tim Horton drink looks like something I'll have to try.

  10. Oh my goodness does that look good! Tim Horton's Rocks! That is so tempting! They do have fun stuff! How wonderful you and your friends can share a Christmas lunch! Merry Christmas!

  11. Sounds like a wonderful group and what wonderful friendships you are nurturing. With all the cake I have eaten in the past 24 hours, I better stay clear of Timmy's ...or the 20 pounds I would like to see disappear will become 40...

    Wishing you a wonderful Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing such wonderful garden and tea inspirations throughout the year!! xo HHL

  12. What a wonderful day with the girls for you! Thanks for sharing! Your Timmy's delight looks delicious.

  13. I would almost give up a cup of tea for that hot chocolate!

  14. Ok, I am jealous - it would be so fun to meet for lunch!!!!!! That meal looks amazing may I say and seriously that delish, decadent drink!! Dear to the heavens above that is a GOOD DAY....I have to say thank you for all your visits and notes on my blog. I so enjoy to have 'met' you and followed your blog as well. When I see new posts come up in blogroll, I am eager to see what is new for you. Merry Christmas and many good things in 2012

  15. Judith, its so nice to be able to sit back a bit during this special time of year and enjoy visiting with friends such as your lunch. Such traditions are wonderful. That was quite a post before about your parent's cottage and it's replacement. How bittersweet for you and good you have the photos to help you remember. Have a good Christmas week!

  16. How wonderful that you get together with good friends! I am so glad to find you on the photo!! Judith.
    Have a good Christmas!

  17. Oh that took me back! The Globe was a favourite place 30 years ago - can't believe it's still there....more than 30 years, as a matter of fact. I used to love to visit a place not far from there called Granny Taught us How, then have lunch or tea at the Globe.
    I loved the photo of the four of you - so nice to know that some of my favourite bloggers are friends in real life.

  18. Merry Christmas Judith. How wonderful to get together with your circle of friends. Great company, good food, and wonderful memories.

  19. Hi Judith, What a lovely group of friends you are and how special to spend tea time together to celebrate your friendship at Christmas time. The meal you selected looks so yummy and the Tim Horton drink so delicious too. My hubby loves TH coffee and when we are in Michigan visiting family we pick up some to bring home to brew. We can't get Tim Horton here in Texas.
    Wishing you a very special Christmas and many blessings in the new year.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. You ladies look like you are having such a delightful time. It is wonderful to hear that Valerie is your friend. She left a comment on my blog and I visited her and left her one. It is wonderful to meet all of you and form a blog friendship.
    OH, the candy cane white hot chocolate with whipped cream looks YUMMY!! I would love to have some! ...about right now! LOL...
    Merry Christmas, Judith!!

  21. Judith, it is always such fun to gather with friends. The goodies look yummy!

    Merry Christmas and many blessings.


  22. I was looking forward to the photos from this gathering, Judith! I wish I could have joined you. Lovely to see you all together so thank you for sharing the details. I'll have to try that decadent drink!

    Wishing you and your family a joyful and very happy Christmas and New Year! hugs, Georgianna

  23. Hello Judith! How wonderful to get together with friends! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  24. Hi Judith,

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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