Tea With Sarah: Likes & Dislikes About History

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

The weather in SoCal has cooled (just a little), and I’ve got autumn activities on the calendar for the next few weeks. If we were really having tea, I think a good black tea with pumpkin spice flavors and maple cookies would be on the menu.

Earlier this week, I was at a party and we played a guessing game where each guest had to list five likes and dislikes and then everyone else had to guess which person had written the card. I thought it might be interesting to put a twist on the question and relate it to history for today’s conversation. Here we go… Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Summer’s End

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

I realize I missed a tea two weeks ago. My apologies. I’ve been working a real job and finishing a manuscript and that weekend I also needed to attend a history event. Writing time has not been as regular as usual, but it’s good to be “here” today.

Now that we’re in the middle of September, summer is definitely coming to an end. (The first day of autumn is actual on the 22nd of this month.) So we’ll be talking about our favorite summer memories and goals for the coming season.

If this was a real tea party, I think we’d have iced spice tea and apples with caramel sauce… Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Favorite Classic Musicals!

It’s time for tea…

Gather ’round because we’re talking about favorite musicals and keeping with the August theme at Gazette665. Whether you love to see these entertainment gems performed on stage or filmed for the screen, let’s chat about classic musicals with historical inspiration that were Broadway hits.

Does popcorn and orange soda count for “tea food” if we’re watching movies? Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Christmas In July…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

Walked into a craft or home decor store recently? Did you see holiday items? Some stores have already started getting ready for the Christmas season, and it’s that time for “Christmas in July” sales! (Did you know we’re actually have one of those sales in Gazette665’s store?)

So – though it’s nearly 100 degrees outside, let’s join the trend and talk about Christmas at this July tea. Chilled wassail, anyone?  Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Let’s Talk About Gettysburg…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

If this was a real tea, we’d be sitting on the bluffs overlooking the ocean and old artillery battlements at Old Fort MacArthur since I’m at a living history event. It’s blazing hot so ice tea is the drink of choice and no cookies – because I’ve been eating healthy these last couple weeks. Want a carrot?

Since I’m surrounded by military living history encampments, let’s talk some military history. This week (July 1-3, to be exact) marked the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – sound like a good topic? Let’s get this conversation started… Continue reading