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  • Jackie posted an update 4 years, 11 months ago

    @angrboda – it’s been so long. Thought of you the other day, wondered how your summer went. And the bryllup?

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 7 months ago

    Ugh, I hate when it happens. Someone over on Steepster was interested in ordering from a company near and dear to my heart, and I had to discourage her because I knew the shipping fee alone to her country would cost her at LEAST $20… I don’t have the conscience to just say ‘Yeah, do it, they’re great!’ without also mentioning that Danish postal…[Read more]

    • @angrboda Oh? Are you talking about a Danish tea company then? They exist? πŸ˜› No, seriously which company would that be?

      • As a matter of fact, yes. πŸ™‚ Well, shop. Define difference between company and shop if there is any. This particular one is AC Perch’s which carry my perfect Lapsang Souchong and a wonderful raspberry oolong which is my favourite to share in swaps. That shop is over 175 years old now, and I’ve got a coffee table book they had made for that…[Read more]

        • A Danish tea shop/company?
          I go from one surprise to another.

        • Interesting, while they probably have a range of suppliers they buy their teas from, some of the teas in their shop look like they are Dethlefsen & Balk teas (which wouldn’t surprise me given their proximity to D&B’s HQ in Hamburg.

        • Believe it or not. I’ve actually had some tea from this company – friends brought I back for me when they had been in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it – it was called Winter Symphony, I think, and it was a white tea very heavily flavoured with fruit/flowery flavours, much too strong for me … πŸ™

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 7 months ago

    That was a good day. I’ve been spoiled all day with cooked breakfast of toast, eggs, mushrooms and baked beans along with a cup of Tigger Tea (The du Tigre from Le Palais des thes), another cooked lunch and an old friend visiting for dinner, peppered with no less than four birthday presents from the boyfriend. (He’s showing me up! I only had two…[Read more]

    • Wait a minute, wait a minute is it your fΓΈdselsdag? In that case tillykke! Should I start singing? No, you wouldn’t want me to sing. A speech perhaps instead? What kind of presents did you get? And who’s little Angs? Is it what you affectionately call yourself? πŸ™‚

      • ‘Angs’ as in plural of ‘Ang’ as in short for ‘Angrboda’ πŸ™‚

        And yes it was, and I did get sung at, thank you very much, about 30 seconds after getting out of bed.

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    Oh I know. :) But it’s JKR, so as a Potter fan, I’m interested by default. :)
    As for the Hunger Games, I was surprised by how much I liked it sort of towards the last half of it. Wasn’t super-impressed by the […]

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    I never got to that point with Game of Thrones when it started to get good. I’ll definitely have to give it a second go. I own the first book already, so there’s no excuse. :)
    Those are dangerous too, though, […]

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    I’m on GR as well, Angrboda there also.
    I tried the Game of Thrones series once, but never made it through the first book. There were so many characters and I lost interest really quickly when I realised that I […]

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    I have new and intersting tea sent to me from Portugal, because I have friends who are awesome and fuelling my growing rooibos fascination. I don’t like rooibos on its own. Funny how it can become a completely different beast once flavoured! Also including a couple of teabags which, if I’m deciphering the text on them correctly, are from the…[Read more]

    • Does the Rooibos have Vanilla in it? Just curious. And the tea from the Azores, is that from the Gorreana tea estate? It’s the only one I know of there.

      • I think some of them do, along with fruit. We have a just vanilla flavoured one already which for some reason refuses to stay in my memory. I know I’ve had, but can’t for the life of me recall what I thought of it without swinging round Steepster to look it up. As for the Azores, yes that’s what it says on the bags. I thought that was just a brand…[Read more]

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    Cool. I’ll give it go, then. Thanks for the rec. :)

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  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    I’ve heard of those but I haven’t read them. I don’t much care for horror, so I had more or less ignored it based on the author. He so doesn’t write my sort of books. Would you say they are horror-ish or just […]

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    I only made it through the first two of the Twilight books before I wanted to do violent things to the main characters. Those books were definitely not for me. :) Personally I’m looking forward to this new JK […]

  • angrboda replied to the topic Books and Tea in the forum Not only tea! 5 years, 8 months ago

    I tend to read almost exclusively fantasy. I’m currently listening to The Hunger Games on audiobook and haven’t decided yet what I think of it. I think I like it, but I’m not having the same Sucked In experience […]

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    Gosh. That’s the first time I’ve managed to steep a tea so many times that I was just full before I got bored with it.

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  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    Wedding is beginning to take shape. Am going to celebrate succesful meeting with the restaurant with a good cuppa. What to choose, what to choose?

    • Yay! Et bryllup. Er vi inviteret? πŸ™‚ So, when’s the big day?

      • July 7th. By coincidence we managed to pick the same date that my aunt and uncle got married. πŸ™‚ Hopefully it won’t be quite so baking hot this year as it was the year they go married. I’d rather like it if the icing on our cake didn’t melt…

        • Icing melt on cakes in July? In Denmark? Nothing to worry about I’d say, ha ha. But yes, I still think summers there *can* be lovely…I hope you’ll keep us updated. “My last days as a single tea drinker” another great blog title..:P

          • It was extraordinarily hot that year, still nearly 30Β°C in the shadow after the sun had gone down. The icing didn’t completely melt, but it had started to hang and slide off in places. They also told us the next morning when they had been to pay for it all that very little beer and wine had been drunk compared to soft drinks. Now we’re going to…[Read more]

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    Wall-to-wall tea + Loreena McKennitt = 1089 words of fiction written so far today. Rather a lot for me and I\’m so close to finishing this draft, I can taste it!

    • Had to look up the singer, had never heard of her. What are you writing. Sounds like one mighty fine tea blog πŸ˜›

      • Oh, she’s wonderful! I you like sort of celtic-style folk-ish music, definitely check her out.
        As for the writing, it’s fiction of some sort, very unlikely to be shown to anybody outside of my friendslocked LJ account, but still, it’s writing. More writing than I’ve done in months.
        (The blog, yes. Still considering it. I tried, but got stumped for…[Read more]

      • Great singer. Was at her concert yesterday. πŸ™‚

        • Oh you lucky! Was it awesome?

          • Answering a rhetorical question gives me a point on my nerd score. So yes it was awesome. πŸ™‚ Great venue, great seat. Excellent music, good view on the fun having musicians going all out.

  • I think if it said in the activity stream that it had been edited rather than posted it would make more sense, but if that’s not possible, then it’s not possible. Nothing to do about that.
    I agree though, that it […]

  • Is this whacky or is there something about it that I haven’t worked out yet?
    When it’s on all members, once in a while I’ll get a new activity story about something that doesn’t seem to be recent at all. Like for […]

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    New icon. Same little ol\’ Ang.

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  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    I\’m considering this whole blogging thing here. I kind of want one, but I just don\’t know what I would use it for. I don\’t know that I really have all that much to say. About tea, that is. What\’s the point of making one, if I can\’t stay on topic anyway? Perhaps I just want one *because* I *can*.

    • LOL πŸ™‚ As good a reason as any. I say do it because you can.

    • It doesn’t just have to be all about tea. Tea is part of daily life for many people, so the stories can be about life which happens to often include tea πŸ™‚ – @lahikmajoe is a blogger here who sometimes tells stories which seem to have nothing to do with tea. Somehow he ends up weaving tea into them. He’ll write about an experience and then ask…[Read more]

      • Well, I’ve got LJ for real life things and such already, so I don’t think I’d be spreading that out further, but still, I might do it then. I just need to get over this wanting it because it’s there stage, I think.

    • The trick is to start with a tea, or add it in last. Chicken/egg style

      • Chicken/egg πŸ˜€
        You could also go for some specific hobby you have and mix it with tea.

      • Hee, so I could just go with ‘today we went on an outing to so-and-so and saw such-and-such and on the way home we stopped in for cat food at Pet World and by that time we really needed a cup of tea. :p

        • No, that would not work. THiis a specialist tea site. What would work is either:
          ’today we went on an outing to so-and-so and saw such-and-such and on the way home we stopped in for cat food at Pet World and by that time we really needed a cup of Giddephar SFTGFOP1″ OR “I’m sitting here drinking an earthy Bai Mu Dan because today we went on an o…[Read more]

        • I wondered a lot of the same things that @angrboda has mentioned when I started tea blogging. It’s a fair point/question.

          The thing is that if you’re obsessed about tea and tea drinking, you’ll notice tea-related topics/ideas will come to you.

          One of the things I did was blog the journey…as I learned new things about tea, I wrote about them. I…[Read more]

          • Not impossible. So perhaps I’ll just give it ago and see what happens.

            • @angrboda You mean “I’ll just give it a go and see what happens while I”m drinking on this berry flavored oolong” πŸ˜‰

              • ARGH, yes. Obviously I need to learn this first. I will do so while seeing how this creative concoction of two parts vanilla black and one part four red fruits turned out.

  • angrboda posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago

    Now. Confess. Who broke Steepster? (This is my stern face)

    • Seems to be working fine now – maybe they just had a server hiccup.

      • Not my notification tab, it doesn’t. That hasn’t worked all day and it’s driving me nuts. That and the all recent page are probably the two I use the very most on the entire site. I know I’ve got 24 notices and I want to see what they are! O.o (I’ve probably received email for most of them, but still!)

        • Well, that’s quite terrible. Clearly a sign though. You know…to be here rather than there, ha ha.

        • Clear your browser cache and delete all your cookies. You should then restart the browser, or do what is called a “hard refresh” – that is, hold down the shift key then press F5, or click the reload button. Since I’m able to browse it without any problems, it may be an issue between your computer and Steepster, or within your computer itself.…[Read more]

          • I’ve tried that. Have told them about it, so I guess I’ll just have to wait. I did see a few others mentioned having had problems the other day, but I don’t know if it’s related.

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