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Tips on Hosting a Tea Party by Jason
Tea parties are again in vogue. They provide a healthy way of strengthening personal relationships and bonds.
Tea parties have been popular for centuries in various parts of the world. Tea enthusiasts love to gather for an afternoon tea party at a common place so that they can enjoy the gossip as well as the soothing taste of tea. Those who do not know about the technicalities of tea too love tea parties as they get to meet other people and share their views and thoughts while sipping on a hot cup of tea.
This tradition of having tea parties had taken a back seat during the past few years but people's interest in them is renewing and once again these parties are becoming hot favourites of the people. Now, these are used as an opportunity to savour the health benefits of tea while having a tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte with friends and dear ones.
If you are planning to arrange a tea party, it is important that you plan meticulously so that nothing goes wrong at the last moment. Though there are not many things involved, it is still important to plan minutely. Planning will also help you in buying and arranging things according to the tastes of your guests.
This will create a positive image of you in the minds of your guests. They will think about you as a caring and warm person which will help in nourishing your relationship with them. Remember that the basic intention of hosting a teaparty is to strengthen the relationships and personal bonds that you have with your friends and dear ones.
As your party is basically a teaparty, it is important to have a variety of tea blends and make them available to your guests. It helps because not everyone has the same tastes and your guests will surely appreciate your effort. Loose teas should be preferred in place of tea bags as the latter ones are quite messy. Another reason that goes in favour of using loose leaf tea is that it retains the plant's healthful antioxidants. You can order loose tea online or buy it from a grocer in your area.
"Finger sandwiches" can prove to be a great accompaniment for your tea party. Other popular sandwiches may include cucumber with cream cheese, roast beef with Boursin, or sliced smoked salmon sandwiches. Kids love peanut butter, jelly, and strawberry with cream cheese.
Cookies also go well with tea and are very economical and popular finish to any afternoon teaparty. You can get these cookies from a food or grocery store in your area or you can make them at your home as it will give a personal touch to your party.
All these things combined with a great service will help you in hosting a great party, which you and your guests will remember for a long time.
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Tea Party London afternoon tea in South London, brought to you by the Blind Tiger. High tea party is a great way to celebrate that special occasion, birthdays as well as meeting with friends for tea and cakes!!
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Tatjana Pasalic by Poker King
Poker Name: Tasha
Born: December 28, 1984, Bosanska Gradiska, Bonsnia-Herzegovina
Current Residence: Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation: Croatian poker presenter, blogger and a poker player
Total Winnings: $5,937 (Includes all tournament winnings)
The 27-year-old Croatian, Tatjana Pasalic, is best known for her dynamic roles as a presenter, blogger and player in the poker world. At the age of 19, Pasalic moved to Denmark where this young woman found deep interest towards online poker. Tatjana competed in her first live poker event in September 2009 Unibet Open, Prague. She was placed at 47th position, winning $2,937 in the event. That was just the start and soon she competed in the PartyPoker.com Women's World Cup IV on March 23rd, 2010 in London. There also she cashed in at the 6th place winning $3000.
Tatjana jumped into poker blogging by debuting at a tournament in Monte Carlo and later blogged from Malta Poker Tour and World Series of Poker. When she noticed a poker community evolving in the ex-Yugoslavia region, she resigned from the post of country manger from the poker company and started working as freelance blogger. She created her own forum with a Serbo-Bosnian community site, Pokermika.com and soon she established herself as the well- recognized Croatian poker journalist. Her sincerity towards her job encouraged her to invest her savings into traveling, to attend the major poker events such as the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP). She brought news, interviews and updates directly from the poker tables which finally resulted in thousands of readers.
Being a poker blogger and a presenter, she came across so many people in the filming industry where she got some good opportunities to produce documentaries. Her initial breakthrough was making one about Sarajevo, a city she has always been fond of. She is an active blogger on a United Kingdom poker website 'On The Rail' and has also written poker columns for Playboy and reports for Poker Europa magazine under an alias Carrie Mason.
In July 2009, Tatjana was offered by Unibet Poker to present the Croatian video blogs for their website. She presented and co-produced the videos with Marko Butrakovic which caught over 40,000 views. Since poker got a boom in Croatia, she became one of the first poker faces of the local community. Her story of a poker personality and a player motivated many young people to follow her steps subsequently she started encouraging people in her home country to play poker. Besides poker media, Tatjana was also featured on the cover of KLIK and FHM magazine and chosen one of the sexiest poker players in the world.
In March 2010 on UK Television, she accompanied Kara Scott, PartyPokerTeam Pro, as a presenter during the Women's World Open IV and the fourth season of Party Poker 'Big Game'.
In 2011, she appeared on the new WPT Magazine Cover and later that same year she joined Team Bodog. She is all excited and looking forward to representing them as a sponsored poker pro at the 2011 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Focusing on 2005 by Abigail
Finally I've made the No 1 spot. Nothing to do with my golf, but with Carton House, the course I designed at Maynooth, County Kildare, in conjunction with Stan Eby from my design team.
Our product featured at the top of Golf World list of new courses, with the magazine having explained that they were looking for a lay-out which was "exciting, imaginative, consistent and sympathetic to the setting."
Competitive soul that I am, I was thrilled that it should have beaten the Grove, a course good enough to have been awarded a World Golf Championship event in 2006. Carton House is hosting next year's Irish Open. So I will obviously be there and waiting, anxiously, to hear my colleagues' views.
As I discovered when I helped to set up the course at the Marriott Forest of Arden, fellow players are not slow to say what they think. It was Steve Webster, for instance, who said I had made the course too difficult and humorously invoiced me for a dozen of his lost balls.
If I were to do a graph of my 2004 season, it would look altogether different from those years in the 1990s when I was nothing if not consistent. This year had hardly gone as planned during my marriage break-up, but it soared to an unbelievable high when Bernhard Langer picked me for the Ryder Cup and I went on to do my bit in Europe's victory at Oakland Hills.
Then came another surge of confidence as Tiger Woods asked me to play in his Target World Challenge. I reacted to this challenge with three great days before finishing tied at third on the Sunday. Though I was in contention until the last day at the Open at Troon and knew plenty of pressure at the Ryder Cup, I was still not fully attuned to being back in the hunt.
Everyone assumed that I must have been dying to get home after three weeks away and twice crossing the dateline. Yes, I was desperate to see the children but, where my golf was concerned, I wanted to carry on.
After so many ups and downs I was totally out of synch. When I was at my best, I could be relied upon to come out of hibernation and start playing my best golf in April. Yet here I was just beginning to warm up in December.
I have always thought of my forte as straight hitting, but in the last few years there have been plenty of times when people have raised their eyebrows at that suggestion. In California, though, I was middling my tee-shots in every sense, with Alastair McLean, my caddie, saying that my striking was back to where it was 10 years ago.
My Yonex driver is serving me well and, in what works perfectly for both Yonex and myself, the clubs I will be using in 2005 are the same model that they want the public to buy. That does not happen too often, according to Kei Yanagi and Paul Jepson, the managing director and his deputy of Yonex, who were among those who came to a party I threw at my new apartment last Monday.
Hugh Mantle, my golf psychologist, Guy Kinnings, my manager, and Ken Schofield and George O'Grady, both from the European Tour, were also among the guests that night.
Ken, apparently, was admiring my apartment, and it struck me that I should have taken the opportunity to say to him that a lot of what I have been able to afford is down to him. He has done a truly magnificent job for the professional game in Europe over the last 30 years.
George, who is taking over, had taken the opportunity to discuss schedules with me earlier in the day at the European Tour and European Board committee meetings at Wentworth. I was able to tell him that I will be defending my title in Singapore and possibly playing in Australia and South Africa.
The reason I will be getting off to an early start is that I have to improve my world ranking. One has to be in the top 64 to play in the WGC Accenture Match-Play and the top 50 for the Masters. I will have to play well, but now that I have scratched my name from the list of possible captains for the 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland, I can be suitably single-minded in terms of playing my way into the team.
Practice will start soon but, for the moment the children occupy my thoughts. I took Olivia, Venetia and Cameron to The Nutcracker ballet at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and they haven't stopped talking about it. It is hard when you are no longer living under the same roof as your offspring, but what we have found so far is that the hours we have together are that much more special.
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