If the mountain won’t come to Mohamed for tea…

October 22, 2013

…then Mo will go to the mountain.

In this case the mountain is Chloe who has a scary midterm tomorrow at 8:30am and has decided not to budge from her notes for the day. And, in this case Mohamed is Mo, (short for Milo) our antimatter cat. Also, if there’s a warm bed with a feather quilt on it, Mo will go to Everest. 🙂

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It looked like the only way I was going to have tea with C today is this way:

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I made some tea in an old ironstone tea pot and put it on a tray and brought it in to C’s room for us to share.

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No time today to fuss about pretty, dainty cups being endlessly filled. What we needed were a couple of bigger cups and so I chose a Johnson Brothers The Road Home cup for me and a special cup from Aston Pottery, a pottery in the next village to ours in England, which is hand painted with clovers…for Clover.

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I wanted to show you the little tray I brought the tea in. This was the wooden top off a broken table which I sponge painted with some silver paint, painted a moon and a star on in oils and then varnished over it with a golden varnish to tone down the colours. I made this twenty years ago but still love to use it.

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So we had our tea and I made sure C had a little chocolate, some protein bars and a cat-proof jug and cup of water, and now I have to leave C in peace and quiet.

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Good luck C, I know you’ll do well. 🙂 Sharing with Teri and Martha and Sandi and Bernideen and Kathy

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  • Reply A. Lynn Jesus October 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    What a great post! Ensuring tea was to be had probably boosted the studying as well!

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Hi A. Lynn, thank you so much. I’m sure the tea helped. 🙂

  • Reply Amar Naik October 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    beautiful post accompanied by nice pictures. happy UBC

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Hi Amar thank you for visiting me again. 🙂

  • Reply Rosewalk Cottage October 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Milo is so cute and a perfect color for Halloween. I love your mug with the clover and the nice tray you painted with the moon. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Milo is a cutie. Some people warn about keeping your black cats indoors at Halloween. I can’t imagine! Have you heard of that?

  • Reply Sandi October 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Hey Veronica,
    What a thoughtful mom you are to bring your C some tea. I love JB china and your clover mug is cute. I like the shape of your refurbished tray. Smart idea! Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your week.


    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much Sandi and thank you for hosting. 🙂

  • Reply dianecayton October 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    OH… You just HAD to go and show that Toblerone, didn’t you. LOL Now I need one when I go to get groceries tomorrow.. You brat! LOL

  • Reply Kathryn Ross October 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Veronica! Thoroughly enjoyed scrolling through your posts here and love your witty repartee – you remind me of Deb over at Words on Wheels. Hope Chloe nails her assignments. Aren’t you the A+ mom bringing in the tea tray! Loved your random collage art – I work in that medium, too, but of late am enjoying fabric and textiles surrounded by frilly flowers as I’m debuting my new Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by my place at The Writer’s Reverie – glad your heart was touched. Maybe you’ll have a “religious thought” or two down the road . . .
    Joy to you!

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks so much Kathryn. 🙂 I’ll go check Deb’s site out. Joy to you too. 🙂

  • Reply Billy B. October 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Stop driving too fast, have respect for the lives of others

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Lol, if only it were that easy for me. 🙂

  • Reply Shane October 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Oh I remember those cramming for exams days – such pressure on the young ones today.
    Lovely that you shared tea together and Milo there too – C would feel very loved and cared for!
    Two beautiful mugs you shared.
    Thank you for popping in for a sip of tea with me today too!

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Shane, I remember too, that’s why I brought her the tea and chocolate. It was lovely to come catch up with you today too. 🙂

  • Reply Bernideen's Tea Time Blog October 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I am impressed by her study diligence! What a darling cat and love the moon tray too! Fun teapot and vignette!

    • Reply Veronica October 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      She’s a good student and a good daughter. Thank you so much Bernideen, and thank you for hosting. 🙂

  • Reply michellepond October 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Good luck to C on her exam and thanks for sharing another wonder Teacup Tuesday. Love the tray.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Thanks Michelle. C was touched by the amount of well wishes from you and our other lovely friends here. She actually just texted me from class saying that she feels good about the test. 🙂

  • Reply Magical Mystical Mimi October 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Your blog is so, so lovely. I just love coming here. It’s my stopping in point of “normal” for the day. 🙂 It’s just wonderful.. And good luck to your lovely “C” too. I’m sure she’ll do fine. 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Hi Mimi, thank you so much. C just texted saying she feels good about the test, so that’s good. 🙂

  • Reply Joanne October 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Good Luck C!
    Oh the tray is lovely. And so is the chocolate bar 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Thank you Joanne. 🙂 Now I want some chocolate! There’s a reason we rarely keep chocolate in the house…lol.

  • Reply Rosie Baillie October 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Impressed by C’s dedication to studying, I was terrible at it, I’ve never managed to do three hours straight let alone a whole day. I hope her hard work pays off and it goes well.
    Milo is adorable, I’m surprised he wasn’t sleeping on those revision notes, my cat loves to sleep on whatever it is you’re trying to do.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Hi Rosie, Milo would if you let him, but he’s just a big floppy teddy bear and puts up with being moved around…as long as he gets to be on the bed. 🙂

  • Reply a spirit of simplicity October 23, 2013 at 1:51 am

    I wish you were here when I study. You make it look so lovely. I think I will be inspired the next time I have a marathon study session.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Aw, thank you so much. Can you tell me your name? If you’d rather not that’s just fine. 🙂 I love getting to know everyone.

  • Reply eclecticshorebird October 23, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Snap! I know just what you mean about the mug v. cups. I’m your newest follower and will be featuring your post as a pick of the week when I post Saturday. (Grab my featured at button if you want it) Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Hi Susan, that’s so sweet of you, thank you so much. 🙂 There’s so much work I have to do on this website, like add the featured at buttons and update my blog links files. My head’s spinning form just thinking about it. 🙁

  • Reply Terri October 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    You are such a good mum : )
    Your traveling tea looks perfect for the day. I too, will grab a large mug if I have job to do, and don’t want to fuss with refills. Your tray is amazing. You are amazing! I wish your daughter the best on her exam.

  • Reply Daryl October 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

    i am sure she will do well … lovely tray …

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      She said she has a good feeling about it after the test, and she finished early and met up with some of the kids to discuss and they all had the same ideas and similar answers, so that’s a good sign. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v October 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Yay! I’m all for good feelings 🙂 The tray is gorgeous–I would keep using it too–and I love C’s sheet/comforter set–I am all about dainty flower print–Milo also is an excellent accent pillow 😉 What a generous and considerate mom you are–warms my heart

    • Reply Veronica October 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Aw thank you Sara, 🙂 That set is a really cheap Ikea set, but don’t we love Ikea for that? 🙂

  • Reply Kathy October 28, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Hello Veronica, My daughter is home for the weekends and spends a lot of time studying – I shared tea with her last night as she was studying for her Biology exam – I should have included chocolate!!! Lovely tea and the tray is gorgeous! I am so Delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Kathy. It’s nice when we can grab a few minutes with them, isn’t it? Everyone’s always so busy. Thank you for hosting. 🙂

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