Coming Drusilla. Prof McGregor gently set the goggles down atop her desk.
And Eva, you have guests. Two unknowns and one from the Society.
Thanks Dru. I'm on my way. Oh, did cook brew up the latest chinese blends? Prof McGregor wondered who the unknowns were. They could either be customers enquiring about her latest gizmos or possibly new Society members.
Yes, and they look delightful!
Prof McGregor smiled and walked in anticipation into the drawing room. Three ladies seated about the room silently exploring Mother's overly decorated room with eyes discreetly looking here and thereabouts.
Hmmm, they must be all new to each other as well.
Welcome, ladies. I was not expecting such an assemblage for afternoon tea. I am Professor Eva McGregor at your service.
Hello, I am Freda said the woman with a book in hand.
I am Mary Ann said the woman wearing an interesting brooch.
And, I am Amanda Leigh from the Society said the woman holding an official-looking envelope.
Before we begin, I hope you don't mind the selection of tea we will partake of today. I received this special package of flowering tea from China that I am most anxious to try.
Prof McGregor shows the ladies a package of colorful tea buds. Everyone admires the colors, textures and smells of the buds. However, the unfurling of the tea buds in the hot water is what amazes all.
HEADS UP! SteamPink week is coming, June 4-12, 2010 (details revealed in May).
SteamPink (my definition) = female heroine stories with romance, adventure or mystery in a steampunk world
Meanwhile, check out this post on Steampunk Romance:
Steampunk Romance: Love, Gadgets, & Themes
Heather Massey at The Book Smuggler's
What is steampunk romance? Easy. It’s a tale that combines steampunk and romance. (What, you thought it was a trick question?!) It’s simultaneously that simple—and yet that complex, too. ...read more
And, check out Heather's latest Steampunk Romance Watch.
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Courtesy of St. Martin's Press
* image source flowering tea
* image source steampunk romance couple
* part of Jane and Jade Escapades, my steampunk story in which commenters may have guest appearances.
* my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)
* totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia