May started out with beautiful weather but the last couple of weeks have brought a lot of dark, cloudy days and rain. This teal scheme brightens up the dining room and my spirits.
Dining Etiquette tip - there are two ays to identify which is your bread plate (which can get confusing at a crowded table) remember B M W - bread, meal water (left to right). Another is to put the tips of your thumb and forefinger together ("okay" sign) the left hand makes the letter 'b' for bread and the right hand makes the letter 'd' for drink.
International Dining Etiquette - in many cultures it's considered impolite to have your hands on your lap during a meal or sitting around a meeting table. In this case, it's best to rest your wrists on the table and keep your hands visible at all times.