Happy New Year & Thank You For All the Online Love!

Well, what a year we’ve had. The highs, the lows, the laughter, the tears… and, of course, the food! Unlike most years, the highlight of the past twelve months is pretty clearcut. The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in March saw the whole Tea & Sympathy team come into their own, as we hosted the greatest street party in town.

Nicky, on fine form!

Greenwich Avenue was transformed, with the hanging of yard after yard of bunting, the serving of Union Jack cakes, the donning of our best British frocks and tuxes, and the general merriments that ensued.

Sean, looking dapper as ever in his pearly king outfit

Traditional morris dancers, pearly king and queens, and a performance from highly-regarded British musician Glenn Tilbrook set the tone, and after a few glasses of bubbly, the day was roundly decided to be a swinging success. Now for Harry to tie the knot…

Morris dancers!

We survived the snow storms, the earthquake and the hurricane, and greatly admired the resolve with which we New Yorkers face these things. It’s what’s known in Britain as ‘stiff upper lip‘. Keep Calm & Carry On, and all that

One of our best selling ranges of 2011!

If you will allow us a pretty weak pun, food is the bread and butter of what we do. A great part of embracing the wonderful world of the internet, has been the ability it’s given us to share our recipes more readily. We’ve also told you about a few of our great British food heroes. While we’re extremely proud of our cookbook, and highly recommend it to one and all, our shiny new blog has allowed us to spread our love of well-cooked British food.

Shepherd's Pie. One of our great British recipes of the year. And there were so many more! Tweed Kettle Pie, Finger Sandwiches, Chicken Soup and Treacle Pudding to name just a few!

We have been blown away by the positive response we have received here, on TwitterFacebook, and Youtube and we hope you all continue to spread the word. We have some exciting things planned for 2012, so please do keep coming back!

Otherwise, all that’s left to say is…. Happy New Year!

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