Sushi lunch with dragons for tea cup Tuesday

April 30, 2013

Today was one of those days, one which hasn’t happened in…like…forever, where there is actually nothing I had to do. There are always plenty of things I want to do but, just today, there was nothing I HAD to do.

The sun was shining in the living room and I thought that what I’d really like to do is sketch, photograph, have lunch with C and check up on all you, my favorite tea cup Tuesday gals, and beyond.

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I grabbed my water dragons for inspiration and sketched some little garden flowers on more music paper and then it was lunch time.

I love my water dragons. They are Victorian, probably from a water fountain in some old manor house in the Cotswolds, and cast from bronze. They were my Christmas prezzy from R last year. (Honestly, he finds the best prezzies) The mom’s a bit battle scarred and a piece of her horn is missing, but she has her tail wrapped firmly around her baby dragon, who is looking adoringly into her face.

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What better for lunch with dragons than sushi! Isn’t that the absolutely perfect lunch so you can keep sketching while eating?

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I made us some tea but C’s tummy still wasn’t 100% after her boat trip this weekend, and she chose to have a Ginger Ale instead. I love that I brought my children up without pop, except as a special treat for upset stomachs or restaurant meals.

I love that they only choose a Sprite or Ginger Ale and don’t drink Coke/Pepsi or anything like that at all.

But never mind that, after lunch we had our tea.

I’ve inherited five slightly out of control clumps of Euphorbia Wuflenii in this garden and they have been spreading at an alarming rate. I mercilessly chopped back several stems and singed the ends and stuck them into two ironstone containers, one on each of the side tables. The tea cups I chose are Royal Cauldon ironstone and have a beautiful lacy, bumpy, flowery self pattern.

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For afters we had some mixed dried fruit and some Turkish delight. (Who can resist fresh Turkish delight, and the powdered sugar means no sticky hands!)

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So we were sitting in the sunshine, enjoying our tea and I kept hearing a sound like a soft clicking or maybe a pinging. I thought maybe the heating was on and the vents were cooling or something like that, and then I looked down beside my chair. I had moved the creamer and tea pot to the tray on the floor out of the way of my camera and forgot about them there.

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Yup, you guessed it…that scrubby cat’s nose is just small enough to wedge inside the creamer and lap up the milk.
(And that was our very expensive lactose free milk too.)

Oh Morgan, what are you like? 🙂

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Linking to Teri and now want to find and look at Kimberly’s ArtJoyStuff, with Martha and thinking I really should Spring clean instead of dossing around today, with Sandi and loving her fresh, green carnations, and Bernideen and thinking, hmmm, a tea time mystery, what fun to read!

It was a get out of town kind of day
Weekend review on a mosaic Monday

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  • Reply sophielipatoff April 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    j’aime aussi boire du thé en mangeant!
    c’est une boisson délicieuse qui accompagne beaucoup de mets!
    de belles tasses toutes simples
    belle après midi
    je vais me coucher
    bises de France

    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Bonjour Sophie, I love that you make me practice my French. 🙂 Tea is natural with anything, isn’t it? To tell you the truth, I’m a bit lazy today too and will probably go lie down too. 🙂

  • Reply Maggid April 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm


    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much Maggid 🙂

  • Reply Karen April 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Veronica,
    I would love some of your turkish delight. I haven’t had that in years! Your white teacup is lovely. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I am just learning but I would love to know how to link up your site and many of my other favourites. Take care,
    Karen at Cottage and Castle

    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Karen, I think you need a Mr. Linky to link up but you can always just copy and paste the ULR of the blog page and then that’s a pink back and people can click on that to redirect. Blogger is really compatible with Mr. Linky,, which I use is not so much, although I understand Linky is working on it. I can link from my dashboard thru a link function and chose to open the link in a separate window. Good luck with the learning, took me a while but if I can do it, so can you. 🙂 Oh, you can create a blogroll too. I’m so bad about keeping that current, but for WP it’s a plugin function which I can upload right into the dashboard. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers April 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The best picture of Morgan. That tongue says yum.

    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Lol, Sabra, it’s true but the milk droplets on her furry little nose say “Bad Cat!” 🙂

  • Reply Artful Affirmations April 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Hello Veronica,
    Your sushi looks delicious as well as your tea. You photograph it well. The floral drawings are beautiful! What a great look to do it on music paper. I do love your tea cups. The embossed white cups look so lovely. And…that Turkish delight looks divine! Did you make it yourself?

    • Reply Veronica April 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Terry, thank you so much for hosting, I love getting to know all the ladies. I didn’t make that Turkish delight. I get too lazy when there’s a fabulous Iranian bakery just around the corner making it for me. 🙂 Hugs back. 🙂

  • Reply April 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Even your Kitty liked it !

    • Reply Veronica May 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Lol, Kathryn, she liked it too much! 🙂

  • Reply Millie April 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Turkish delight…haven’t even thought of that for years, but it looks so good! The sushi is colorful too…all lovely!

    • Reply Veronica May 1, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Thank you so much Millie. Everything looks good on ironstone, don’t you think? I think I’m addicted to the stuff. 🙂

  • Reply Sandi May 1, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Hi Veronica,
    Your sushi looks delicious and photographs very well. Love your teacup! I wouldn’t mind trying a turkish delight as I’ve never had one. Your Morgan is one smart kitty cat. Thanks for joining me for tea and enjoy the rest of your week.


    • Reply Veronica May 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Sandi, thank you once again for hosting. I love visiting all the gals. Have a lovely rest of the week. 🙂

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