Sometimes people let you down...

My LittleFish and I were disappointed that someone we were expecting for dinner - didn't bother to come.
That level of disappointment can be hard to stomach. The joy, anticipation, preparation, looking forward to... 'gone' in that briefest moment when you realise 'it's just us'.
But HEY! it isn't 'just us'. it IS US!! so what do the Fishes do in this situation? why we get Mamma's favourite tea cups out and make tea.  
I'm not that great with words, but it sorted of lifted us straight out of that melancholic tinge. All of a sudden the slow mouthed dinner was transformed into something teetering between ceremony and party! In that teacup moment, i swear, our downturned faces slipped into smiles and everything seemed just that touch brighter.
Resourceful Mamma found 2 halves of a Milky Way, tucked away in the back of a "party paraphenalia" box and Joy! they were still in their UseBy date...
We had forgotten to open the parcel left outside the back door (in our haste to make dinner for the special guest that never came) so we sat with our tea and sickly sweet confectionary and opened the parcel....
The spontaneity of enjoyment and sugar was enough to make us feel like a Circus had fallen out of the packet. It was little vintage tins but it felt like clowns juggling on a tightrope, pulling gargoyle faces...
The special guest didn't seem so special any more. LittleFish was happy and replete. MammaFish felt suitably sustained, like the sky wasn't 'always cloudy' and all those grey day feelings would eventually give way to some sunshine.
It was just tea cups. It was just tea in pretty cups, sat on matching saucers. It could have been the world on a plate, for that's how we felt in our moment.

17 comments:

Bigbluebed said...

It asn't just 'tea cups' or 'tea' it was you and your wonderful joyful approach to life.

thank you. I was feeling a little bit down and this has lifting my spirits.

Pink Milk said...

Frankly your absent visitor's loss ... x

nickynackynoo said...

So British! A proper cup of tea really can make things feel better. Lots of tea my love xxx

PaperFish! said...

truly - tea is a life saver x

Mrs Gibson said...

Oh my, I had a little knot of sadness reading that, and then the joy of knowing you were lifted by the teacup goodness. They aren't just tea cups they are magical bone china mood lifters.
So sad for your silly guests they really missed out.

Lisa said...

Its the simple things in life that always make things better. Like Pink Milk said, its your visitors loss. Now I want a cuppa & a milky way!! xx

Mrs B said...

too true fishy! bollocks to the 'fickle guest! what a loss to them! there are at least 200 of us out here who would gladly have filled the spaces at your table x

nollyposh said...

i had this feeling too today <3

Menopausal musing said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. :O)

meplusmolly said...

I'd have made sure I was there with bells on and drunk a cup of tea to make you two fishes smile and I don't even like tea!!!! ;0 X

flutter said...

*sigh* Don't ya just hate that when it happens. Oh well!!

My nan always swore that a good cuppa' tea solves everything.. Indeed it does LOL!!

Have a great Sunday! xx

TheMadHouse said...

Oh guess what me and the minimads had afternoon tea yesterday too.

We made some coloued sugar cubes and have loved using them.

Bo to your guest

PaperFish! said...

gah! you lot would have made the teaparty even better! PEOPLE - they make you smile - they break your heart - and everything inbetween...

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Their loss! Kick 'em in the balls. I understand the crippling pain though.

Good for you having the inner resources to pick yourself up and make you both happy when it is needed. Good woman, good tea!

The word verification is rather erm delightfully - thrush.

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