and, to be honest, with london (as it’s a never ending love story) and with the english, too. maybe it was just some random cluster of nice coincidences, but were treated like princesses throughout our stay. everyone was friendly and smiling and making funny little remarks. already at immigration, the elderly gentleman who checked our passports exchanged a little chit chat with us, warmly welcoming us “fräuleins” here in his city. taxi drivers bid their goodbyes to us saying “cheers, loves” and well, we got a slot for tea time at the fancy “delauney” viennese tea room without so much as a reservation. in fact, we didn’t only get in, we actually got the best table. so we enjoyed the silver tea pots and shiny trays layered with sweet and savoury goodness, and, of course, heavenly sinful buttery scones, and i think it was perfection.
and by the way, i’m now in a proper christmassy mood! no wonder, i’ve been listening to christmas oldies for the past 16 weeks! my mom got sick of it only by spending a couple of nights at my place for dinner and tea. haha. also, after so many candy canes and old school english sweets i can’t wait to cook and bake up a storm in the days to come. there will probably be holiday inspired sweets from my kitchen long after the 24th is over… but i like to hold on to good things for as long as humanly possible (good thing i’m living alone, too, i’ll probably cling to my christmas fairy lights and wreaths and baubles and pine cones and candles and candy canes until march, haha).
125g (about 2/3 cup) sugar
green food colouring (preferably gel colouring)