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Who takes their husband for tea as a present?
My husband will be the first to tell you I suck at presents. I mean I really, really, suck at it. I have trouble thinking outside the box. I get so nervous that I am going to fail that I put it out of my head and try to forget that a present giving situation is coming up. So I was super excited that I managed to come up with a good idea for once. One that was even a SURPRISE! Something I’ve never managed before.
It is very difficult to surprise you significant other with something you’ve bought with the money in your joint account. It takes the fun out of getting stuff when you know the other person is going to know exactly how much you’ve spent and where you bought it. So… I usually just ask him and get him whatever he tells me he wants.
But not today!
Right after we woke up I announced that we would be taking a little trip, and he better get dressed…
I made him drive, because I knew that he would probably figure out where we were going if he read the directions to me. I told him where to go, turn by turn. I suck at keeping secrets and had to fight the urge to tell him every five minutes.
We knew there was a British Imports shop in Connecticut, but had never actually made it out there. Yesterday my friend and I were talking about it and I decided I would take him there as a surprise. He has lived here for nearly eleven years and I know there are some things he really misses.
The shop is called Mrs. Bridge’s Pantry and it is a sweet little place. It was fun walking around with James and sharing his excitement. The shop is also a tearoom so we decided to have lunch before shopping.
Everything was delicious- we finished our meal off with scones. James had raisin and I had lemon poppy. They came with clotted cream, strawberry jam, and lemon curd. I really love lemon curd.
Cooper loving his Bakewell tart.
My husband is so freakin gorgeous.
Lots of tea to choose from!
And biscuits and crisps!
He ended up with two fistfuls of candy: fingers of fudge (he even sang the song on the way home), flakes, a curlywurly, crunchies, hobnobs, various bags of crisps, proper bacon and sausages, tea, salmon paste, and beans.
He is already planning his dinner and breakfast. We met the owner and she said if we come back later this week she will do a scotch egg for James.
I love that simple things make him happy.