The 'Make a Brew' teapot is out and it's asking a question. If you had the chance to have tea for two for an hour, take advantage of a wowcher voucher offer to the Ritz for afternoon tea. A mix of sandwiches or scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, teacakes and pastries. Did you know they actually have a choice of 18 different loose leaf teas!!! My goodness I would be there all day not just for the afternoon. Who would you take? Could be anyone living or someone who has passed away.
You could even call up Doctor Who and ask him to whisk you away in the Tardis to a place in the past or to a place you imagine the future to be like. Tea with Henry Eighth might be interesting, just for an hour though, wouldn't want to stay too long in case I had my head chopped off. I would quite like tea with John Lennon or George Harrison, get them to pop some lyrics down on a serviette from The Ritz in between a cucumber sandwich and then bring those lyrics back and have a massive number one hit. I'd probably get them to write something Christmassy so that I could just live off the royalties every year. Afternoon tea with Sid Vicious could interesting but I would imagine we would need something stronger than tea but I'd love to tempt him with a fondant fancy and a cup of earl grey .
The thing is by saying anyone living or in death we open our invitation up to absolutely anyone in history, that's quite difficult as there have been so many inspirational people, I would find it very difficult to pick just one. Of course there is always the chance we would love that one last cuppa with our own loved ones lost, I would have loved my nan and grandad to have met my boys. I would have given anything to see my boys faces when my grandad said 'when you going home?' as soon as they turned up, something he always did but we laughed. That one chance eh?
In reality we can't bring anyone back but we can make the most of the people who surround us now. I recently learnt of the death of someone I spent some of my early days with, some memories I will never forget but I hadn't seen her for years and years. It got me thinking about how important it is to maybe just ask that person you haven't seen for a while to go for a brew, have a natter and catch up.
We can't do it when we go and life is way too short. You don't need The Ritz, just a little tea room and a slice of cake. I love my catch up sessions with my friends and family. It's the best therapy, laughing with friends, make the most of it for tomorrow is never promised but for today you can eat the cake and drink the tea. Cocktails and alcohol brews count as well, anything, just make that call. Even if you haven't spoke for a while or the last time you spoke you said something stupid, good friends and family will forgive. Love shines through. You might have to part with some pride but what's the shame in that? Go on do it!!!
I'll leave you with that little task but thank you for reading, take care for now and I will catch you tomorrow for Whatever Wednesday.
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