Today it is raining and Sunday...my favorite combination. I love when it rains on Sunday because it feels like you get permission to relax and put your feet up. It's also a perfect day to have afternoon tea which my sister prepared for my Mom's birthday. My sister is a genius when it comes to cooking and presentation. I'm not kidding she is a culinary wizard who never ceases to amaze me. We had open faced finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, lemon curd and jam, tea and coffee, champagne, and a cake that was the best cake I have ever put in my mouth (from scratch of course)
My mom is from Scotland and even though her memory is fading I'm positive that there was something very familiar and comforting about having afternoon tea on a rainy afternoon. Happy Birthday Mom!