Friday, November 6, 2009
Value of a Decent Cuppa
My beautiful hubby (Daddy Cuggles) has been in hospital for a couple of days. Today he was moved from Critical Care to the ordinary old ward, so I thought it time to take him some home made medicine.
Toddler Cuggles and I packed the teapot (peepot as she calls it!); a mug; a teaspoon; real leaf tea; and the sugar. We thought he could bat his manlids at a nurse and get some milk. We also took a freshly boiled thermos of hot water. All these things were packaged in a very noice white bag with a black ribbon.
When we arrived for our morning visit and handed over the gift, his reaction was this -
"Gasp!! A REAL CUPPY TEA?!! I'm surprised he didn't shed a tear, such is the tradition of 'Cuppsy tea' appreciation in our house, handed down from his side of the family. Here's how it goes:
Rule 1. Never ever shall a teabag enter the house;
Rule 2. You must warm the 'peepot' and cups with boiling water before then making the tea;
Rule 3. Make it strong; (4 scoops to 2 people, we use Bushells extra strong blue label)
Rule 4. Brew it for a good few minutes and stir it before pouring;
Rule 5. It's always the other person's turn to make it!
That being stated, it's cuppsy tea time for me.