Stories from Iran: Tea

As I shuffled into the kitchen in the morning — slightly jet-lagged but mostly just my usual pre-coffee, bleary-eyed self — my mother-in-law hurried over: “Chai mikhai?“1 The pot of tea had been brewing since she had woken up, nestled on top of a kettle of water. I nodded and managed to mumble, “Are, mersi,”2 as I found … Continue reading Stories from Iran: Tea

Easter in Eton

A four-day weekend is a good reason for a road trip. Plenty of other people had the same idea, but thankfully the long line of cars on the highway was headed into Wales instead of out of it. We had a smooth drive down to Eton, to spend the holiday dancing and eating. Between Friday and … Continue reading Easter in Eton