I do like a nice tearoom. The Victorian novelist George Gissing once said that “the mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose”. These are my sentiments exactly, and Mr Gissing’s wise words provide some explanation for why a good tearoom is such a delight.
I live in Perthshire (Scotland) and have written a book called “Tearoom Delights” (see The tearoom guidebook page for more info), which is all about my favourite tearooms in Perthshire, Angus and Dundee.
Up until recently, I was sometimes to be found working offshore on boats for a few weeks at a time, mostly in the North Sea. Working at sea is all very well but, as you may be aware, there is a deplorable dearth of tearooms on the briny. It may well be that financial constraints eventually persuade me to get back to the life aquatic, but for the nonce the temptation to stay on dry land surrounded by tearooms is too strong to resist.
I’ve recently finished my first novel and am working on a second, in the hope of being able to persuade some nice agent to take me on and allow me to spend my days writing, drinking tea and feasting on cakes.
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