“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Champagne? How civilised!

OK, this is not exactly the type of England photo we usually post but, as you know, the Prodigal household has been celebrating the lovely endorsement from Michael York, and it's a holiday weekend too, so... when Meagan of Lady Whole Lunches sent on this photo it seemed like just the thing.
Here's what Meagan says:
"It was a particularly sunny day in May at a wedding in the Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire. The champagne had been delivered to the table, but no one was there to drink it, as they all went to watch the attempt at cricket. I love how it is the older men who are off running to get the ball, and the children seem to be idly inching forward."
Thanks Meagan--and Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

9 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Cheers !
A fitting picture for a celebration. Michael York endorsement how exciting :)

PurestGreen said...

Oh...I needed that. Cin cin, as they say.

Meagan Lopez said...

Thanks for posting this! My English boyfriend just saw my spelling mistake though! I meant croquet!! Not cricket. I'm such an American sometimes. And congratulations to you...

parTea lady said...

Congrats on the endorsement. I like the colors and textures in this photo.

Mary said...

Wonderful...congrats on the endorsement...love Michael York! Happy week-end! Mary

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Denis, longtime no visit. I am sorry that I have been away and have missed all this excitement about your book. Congratulations!! Here is to your climb to the best seller’s list, cheers. I have a little post for your book on my blog, hope you approve.

Duchess ♥♥♥

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is soooo beautiful ! You have the most gorgeous site here and I had to drop by and leave this comment for you - and say hello of course ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

XPAT said...

Anyday which features a glass (or two) of bubbles is a good day!

Maggie said...

CHEERS!