Are you not simply amazed by all the technology we have at our fingertips these days? It can be hard to keep up. Just considering we went from this:
I do my best, but I must admit, the technicality of things doesn’t always sync (that’s a techie word) up with my ultra creative endeavours. Qu the ‘Never-been-done-before’ (but soon to catch on):
Skype Tea Party
(say it like the Queen of England)
Hat’s and gloves were encouraged. I did get to see Julia’s wonderful Aqua sun hat momentarily before technical difficulties ensued. While it wasn’t smooth sailing, we had a fantastic chat in spite of it. With all the magic of the modern world, six gals from around the globe had an amazing virtual visit ! All while sipping our favourite blend of tea or wine. Yes, fabulous wine, I wonder who that was?
Oh, and every single lady has their own special accent, well except for me of course 😉 I sound practically normal as can be, hehe. Of course Alyster set himself up for the whole event and brought a new friend too.
Want to plan your very own
International Skype Tea Party?
I started by picking a time to Skype that would work well in all the time zones. By asking Google what the current time was in their home, I could figure out the time difference from me.
Once you know the time difference you can map out a few possibilities for your Skype session. Here’s what I sent to my guests.
You’ve chosen a date, now:
- insure each of your guests has the latest version of Skype
- send each account a ‘Please add me a contact’ request
- once they’ve replied, add them to your ‘Favourites’
- To make a ‘Group List’ for a call, follow this link Making a group call on SKYPE
- Make a Group Video Call, there’s no extra fee!
Paulines from New Zealand and Julia’s from Virginia
Un-Official Boomdee Tip: If you should decide to read poetry, do ensure you’ve read the entire poem before sharing with your posh and lovely guests. I read a poem by A.S.J. Tessimond who is, pardon me, A CAD and is OFF my poetry reading list foreva !! A lovely little diddy about cats, lures you in with lyrical brilliance then leads you down a dark path of horror. Hardy my cup of tea (pun intended). On that note, I shall instead, share this joyful and calming poem by me, your’s truly, Boomdee (International Tea Party Hostess…..extrodinaire):