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A Little London, More Butter Beer, and Some Art

This past weekend we played tourists in Birmingham, Alabama again.  We live an hour away and it is one of our favorite cities.  On the way, we googled places to eat and found a real gem: The Little London.  If you click on the restaurant name here, there is a write up.  They serve authentic English food which is a treat the deep Southern U.S., plus they are whimsical, and we love whimsical.  Of course, we ate on the double decker bus AND we drank butter beer (what Harry Potter fan can resist that?). 

Allie and Patton relaxing before our Sunday Brunch arrived.
The butter beer before Allie started drinking it. 
Don't you love the floating candles?
We ordered the same thing which is usually a no no in our family (we share new treats), but it was hard to resist the Traditional English Breakfast. Wonder if my English friends can rate this for authenticity? 

The butter beer is my ticket to the T-day gang gathering over at Elizabeth's blog.  You are welcome too if you have a drink related post. Today, Elizabeth is sharing her finished altered playing card journal and it is fabulous. Can't wait to see what everyone else has in store for us.

I also have some art to share.  First a sympathy card going to co-worker who lost her father recently. I cased THIS card by Nancy Endwright - this week's Featured Stamper at 

I also wanted to show support for the Ukraine with a sunflower.  I drew the flower in ink, colored it up with markers, and then went back in and wrote in the words to Zelenky's February Call to Peace Speech - it is a beautiful speech.  I wrote the words tiny, but I have a close up here too. 

Sunflowers are more a late Summer early Fall flower, but I am claiming them for Spring as they are a flower and we wish for quick peace in the Ukraine.  Linking to Valerie's Spring theme at **Art*Journal*Journey

Happy T-day and thanks for visiting - you are all dear to me. 



  1. The English breakfast is a fascinating tradition. I’ve actually read several books about it! That really looks like a fun restaurant where you ate it.

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  2. Good morning Nancy. The English restaurant sounds like a very fun place to eat out. The breakfast plates look delicious too and love the decor.
    Love your cards and your sunflower is so beautiful Happy T Kathy

  3. That restaurant looks like so much fun Nancy. I've had traditional English breakfasts before and though I'm no expert, this looks like I remember. I like how they serve butter beer too. (I do need to try that one of these days.) And not only is your card beautiful, but your sunflower page is amazing. What a fantastic drawing. You do have lots of talent. Have a great T and week ahead. And thanks for sharing this page with us for Valerie's challenge at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  4. That looks like a fun place to eat, loving the candles and that butter beer looks so insteresting, I'd love to try it! The English breakfast looks pretty good and so yummy, the only thing is that the bacon here wouldn't be so crispy and we normally have back bacon rather than streaky bacon, the eggs wouldn't be cooked over easy (this isn't really a thing in the UK although I prefer mine that way) they would be served just as they get cooked and we would also have baked beans too 😉. Now I'm thinking I may have to have a full English breakfast myself, I'm so hungry after seeing yours! Loving your beautiful artwork too and wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

  5. My sincere apologies for this universal message, but my electricity has been off from about 4:25 Monday afternoon until shortly after 7:40 this morning. A transformer blew in my neighborhood. I heard the boom and felt the aftershock. It was a bitterly cold, windy night, so once my hands get warm and I get hot coffee and food in me, and I’ve had a chance to sleep (sleep was impossible in the cold), I’ll be by to visit properly. In the meantime, please accept my apology for not leaving a proper comment.

  6. What a fun restaurant concept. I'd bet it would do well here in Memphis. Happy T Tuesday!

  7. You have found another fun place to eat- yes, love the candles! Beautiful sympathy card, and I LOVE your sunflower art! Happy T day!

  8. London, artm nice food, what more can we assk for? Happy T Day in these sad and scary times, hugs, Valerie

  9. What a nice post. Family, food and art, how can you go wrong with that? Have a nice day.

  10. That looks like a really nice place! Looks like it has a Harry Potter theme to it.
    The full English breakfast looks good. Only the eggs would not be served like that and where are the baked beans? In the UK the bacon would be lovely back bacon which is not easy to find abroad and here in Spain, we have streaky bacon like I see on your plate. But I'm sure it tasted lovely.
    I love your sunflower to show solidarity with Ukraine.
    Happy T-Day (And happy Women's Day),

  11. It does look like a real English breakfast - but where are the baked beans? Those I got so often for breakfast in England.
    Your sunflower is beautiful and meaningful. I like that you wrote Zelenskyy's words of peace in it.

  12. Beautiful sunflower and card!
    The butter beer sounds delicious! What a fun thing to have British/Harry potter themed food.
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. It sounds like a delightful place to eat! I wish we had neat places like that here! Your card is beautiful and so is your sunflower journal page. Happy T Day, Nancy.

  14. The food looks delicious, the only thing missing for me would be the Black pudding (blood sausage). I was born in Swansea Wales, and lived in London for 5 years before moving to Canada.
    Love both of your cards, especially your sunflower, awesome texture ♥

  15. It sounds like you had a great day out Nancy, your English Breakfast looks quite authentic, the eggs aren't quite right though, we would always have them 'sunny side up' and the sausage is a little large - I wonder, is that toast, if so we would have fried bread with a traditional English. Your sympathy card is lovely, a super design and your Sunflower is beautiful, a wonderful page.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  16. A lovely post to read Nancy and it sounds like you had a good day out.
    The journal page and the sunflower looks fantastic. Thank you for linking to Valerie's theme over at Art Journal Journey.

  17. Love your sunflower and the card is beautiful - what a lovely idea. That butterbeer looks absolutely delicious and I love everything about your trip out. No wonder you enjoyed yourselves. The floating candles ... well what can one say - fantastic!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  18. Sorry I'm so late visiting. I am British and I have never had an over easy egg. Always sunny side up. I think the restaurant is adorable, and those candles are amazing. I think you need baked beans for a traditional English breakfast, though. Since I'm a vegetarian, I would not want the sausage or bacon, but the bacon doesn't look like what my grandmother always cooked. On the whole, if you got what you wanted egg wise, I would say you should stick with how you prefer your eggs. I've never had butter beer, but it is a great way to celebrate T Tuesday.

    I absolutely adore your incredible sunflower. It is fabulous. I love how you used Zelensky’s call for peace speech in the sunflower. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie's theme.

  19. What a super place to visit Nancy, there is much around that I see that can resemble UK design, love the HP floating candles. The breakfast does have some traditions to an English breakfast but without the beans and good portions of back bacon. It's much smaller than our cafe's and restaurants would serve or me hee hee!!
    The sunflower is amazing, including the peace speech makes it an extra special reflection. Hugs Tracey x

  20. I love going out for brunch and that breakfast looks awesome. Lovely card and beautiful sunflower. Happy T Day


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