I love the varied poses people have chosen for this photo, the variety of costume, and of course, the abundance of tea, at Colombo, the major port of Sri Lanka.
I cannot say enough about the graphic novels/histories of Rick Geary. It is the teapot here that has prompted me to post this, but Geary’s work is fabulous in every way. Now, I could be chided, as Miss Madeleine Smith’s chosen beverage when entertaining was hot chocolate, but this is no time to quibble. I have at least a half dozen of Geary’s books, and you should, too.
As one who loves postcards, the post office, postal persons, tea and illustration, I am of course a fool for The Jolly Postman Postcard Collection, based on The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg, a book that should be in every home. Here are four of the postcards, to give a sense of the jollity.