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At the start of every month, we offer you a short list of pleasant activities to consider, some focused on afternoon tea, some not.

Herewith five suggestions for month March 2014

The weather. Think thaw. Drink tea.
This winter has been obscenely cold in many parts of the world.  The only remedy is a cup, or two, of steaming tea. An unknown person, also called Anonymous, penned these words about the month of March: “March is an in between month, when wintry winds are high. But milder days remind us all, Spring’s coming by and by.” So take heart and drink tea!

Who said green tea was not Irish
St Patrick FestivalOn March 17 everyone is Irish. Celebrate all things fine and Irish over the course of four days rather than one day. Parades, live music, great bands, painted faces, foot races, fireworks, donning of the Green by one and all; buildings bathed in green light, dancing and did we mention lively libations? Take in the four-day St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, March 14-17, 2014.


Spring training (Baseball)
If you’re in or around Dunedin, Florida, now is the time to catch the Boys of Summer – Toronto Blue Jays edition – for a game as it should be played – in the sunshine. Grab a ticket to spring training, available until March 27; fill the flask with iced tea and cheer the Blue Jays.


Happy Birthday
High Renaissance man-about-the-arts Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was born in March, on March 6, 1745 to be precise, in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet and visionary – in short, the man remains a seminal influence in Western civilization.  Reacquaint yourself with David, the Sistine Chapel, the Pieta – if a trip to Italy is not in the cards, borrow books from your local library, make yourself comfortable with a pot of tea, a couple of biscotti and enjoy this man’s prodigious output.

DaffodilsThe quintessential spring flower – if you live in frozen lands, as we do, dream about daffodils. They will pop their heads soon, we hope!