Fellow author/blogger Emily Snyder has asked me to her place for a friendly conversation over a cup of tea. Unfortunately, her place is on the east coast and I live on the west. The next best thing? The virtual tea party, of course … and you’re invited too! I’m headed there now. Please join us at Emily’s cozy little blog spot for a hot cup of Earl Grey. I think she’ll be serving scones with strawberry preserves too. Yum! But don’t worry; virtual scones don’t have any calories.
They all united; and, on reaching Hartfield gates, Emma, who knew it was exactly the sort of visiting that would be welcome to her father, pressed them all to go in and drink tea with him. The Randalls party agreed to it immediately; and after a pretty long speech from Miss Bates, which few persons listened to, she also found it possible to accept dear Miss Woodhouse’s most obliging invitation. (Emma, chapter 5)