Monday, July 25, 2016

Simon the Pieman

Yesterday I met with my writing group.   Surrounded by men and women who totally get me, they remind me just how much I love to write.  A shared interest. Writing.  
I love the quote, "Remember, we're the normal ones!"   My group. The normal ones. They make me a better writer.

This is the first time I've seen them since my holiday. They asked lots of questions. Questions like, "What was your favorite?" "Did you find lots of research?" "Did you go to Rye?"

My answers..."So hard to pick a favorite." "Yep. Lots of research" "Yes I went to Rye"
After I answered "yes" to Rye, the reasonable next question was, "Did you go to Simon the Pieman?"

"Why yes, as a matter of fact I did go to Simon the Pieman!"

Right then, I knew the content of my next blog!

Beware. You may get hungry!
Like the sign states, Simon the Pieman is the oldest tearoom in Rye. Full of England charm on the outside, I couldn't wait to get inside.
It wasn't hard to tempt me. My mouth salivated looking through the window. How can anyone possibly resist such sweetness! NOT ME! Where's the front door?!
  These cakes date all the way back to the 1600s. They originated from (where else) Eccles, England!
The reason I couldn't  button my jeans when I returned home from holiday! Shortbread. Evil, I say! Evil! I managed to pack on  more than a few pounds stuffing my face with this irresistible sweet. DELICIOUS . We would go for afternoon tea and one of these bars always jumped  on my plate!  I dare you to take just one bite!
 Oh, these too, people. These too! Meringues! I ate the WHOLE thing! They're like an Oreo! Creamy goodness stuffed between two tasty meringues. Yum.
Simon the Pieman is the idyllic English tea room. I felt right at home. You will too.

Have you ever been there before? What treat was your favorite?


  1. Mmmm....I have been there, and you're making me want to go back! :)

    1. Tea, scones, English countryside. Sounds lovely. Let's go!

  2. Oh my, everything looks delicious!

    1. I'm counting up the sugar grams that day.......I'm surprised I didn't end up in a coma! So worth it though!!!

  3. I have never been there, but everything looks soooooo delicious!! I would love to go, especially to see where our ancestors lived. I have been corresponding with a relative from England, whom I found while researching our ancestors.

    1. Just making sure this reply goes to you Becky! Cheers!

  4. England is enchanting. You must go one day! The cobblestone walks, swans gliding under old bridges, pubs, scones, The Cotswolds, Bath, Oxford...oh...I want to go back! I bet that is really interesting corresponding with your relative. That is a great excuse to go! I hope one day you get to see your relative in person. Thank you for commenting! Blessings to you.