Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Grandchamp "tea wagon"


Meanwhile, back at the monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, this is what I call the tea wagon.
Mid-morning it is taken from its parking place under the stairs.

In the kitchen a sister or postulant or volunteer fills the wagon with thermoses of  tisane, coffee, and tea and bread and butter and jam and tows it across the courtyard to our break room.

Here we take ten minutes from our work to sit down and enjoy a break, drinking and eating in silence.

I like how the wagons here (like in the garden) have a double handle: if the load is very heavy two sisters can share the burden.
(Linking to ABC Wednesday.  W is for wagon.)


Melody Steenkamp said...

A lovely choice for w Dina.... and a lovely item to choose as well

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

Roger Owen Green said...

I do like the wagon!

Hels said...


ten minutes doesn't sound enough. But I remember when I was in the Public Service a LONG time ago, we had 10 minutes for morning team and 10 minutes for afternoon tea built into the employment contract. People returned to their offices refreshed and energised.

Alice said...

Very nice Dina, the arrangement on the table is lovely. Life seems so peaceful there.

William Kendall said...

Such a neat idea!