Thanks for your description of a cream tea in the countryside. That does sound wonderful, but maybe not at this time of the year.
Interestingly, a similar thing has happened in some of our farm communities here. People have opened bed and breakfasts. I suppose that started about 25 years ago, but is still popular.
Thanks for letting me know about your relationship with God. I like your description: "Jesus came and got me..." That about sums it up, doesn't it? We weren't looking for Him, but He was looking for us! Praise God!
Hello Jan, I was just about to go offline as i've been on this site for quite some time, it's late and I'm now in need of some sleep. Just happened to notice you and that you are from England like myself. Also not that far away and share similar interests to myself. I have just sent messages to Kelly, Sumanth, Ronald and yourself all of which are new to me. If you would like to go to their profiles you will be able to find out a little bit more about me. I think this is a lovely site which seems to be growing so quickly. My husband David and I became born again Christians 2 years ago and have never looked back. We are members of quite a modern church which is a lovely place to go to worship the Lord. It's name is West St Christian Fellowship Church and has it's own website if you would like to look it up, weststreetchristianfellowship.com It has videos of the services on it's site and also music. I myself have been fortunate to get a voluntary p/time job in it's lovely bible/books/cd's/gift shop. It also has a pleasant little coffee shop which sells small meals, snacks, homemade cakes etc. I also love to travel to different areas and looking around at many of our beautiful old country Churches and Cathedrals. I would like to become one of your friends Jan. I hope that you have had a nice Christmas and will enjoy a happy new year, Lorraine.
Good of you to write. Sorry about the delay replying - your mail got diverted into my junk folder, must do something about that.
A really traditional cream tea is a pot of assam tea, very thinly sliced bread and butter and freshly baked scones. The scones are spread with home made strawberry jam and thick cream. The best ones are eaten in a tea shop garden in the summer.
Our current favourite is
A lot of farmers in the UK are struggling financially, so are diversifying. Manor Farm converted the cowshed into a tea room and an ancient orchard overlooking rolling farm land into a tea garden. They serve strawberries grown on the farm with the teas. Three generations of the family run it, the youngest teenage members being turfed out of bed on busy days.
It is a lovely, leisurely way to spend a summer afternoon.
I have been a believer for 14 years. Jesus came and got me a year before I had to retire from teaching on health grounds. He knew what was coming and made it all so much easier. Once you have met Jesus, worldly worries fade into the proper place.
I will certainly check out the Genesis Group. Thank you for your welcome.