One thing we pride ourselves on is not being a dry house/boat.
Should we have visitors, the first question is always ‘tea or coffee’, and if you’re lucky, I may even have some biscuits in the cupboard. Actually I do at the moment, but that was Hubby buying a four pack for our guests last week that we never opened, neither did we open the crisps (shut away in the dark and hopefully forgotten).
Today we have been a bit like Piccadilly Circus insomuch as we have had so many visitors, our water has run out. Let me rephrase that.
You may remember the saga about our water filter ( see posts here, here and here)
Hubby tends to fill the top reservoir up at night (if I haven’t already done it) so that we have a full urn of filtered water the following day.
We top up our holding tank every week, usage being around a quarter, from the reeled hose on the pontoon. This is then pumped to our sinks in the bathroom and kitchen when we turn the taps on. We have plenty of water in our tank, but for tea/coffee, drinking and cooking, we use the filtered stuff from the urn.
To continue then.
Our first visitor was a guy Hubby had done a little job for, but he declined the offer of tea as he was on his way to work.
We have been Tuppy sitting today, but her owners had a long journey ahead and also declined.
Our third visitors were MSM (Maggie’s surrogate mummy) and her friend, who happened to be an ex boater, liked dogs and wanted to meet us. That made us feel very good about life as it’s nice when your friend’s friends want to make your acquaintance.
Over an hour and two cups of beverage later, they went on their way and we walked with them up to the car park for the dogs to pee. True to form, Maggie wouldn’t oblige, but Tuppy did both businesses and so got an extra biscuit (instant peeved from her ladyship).
I cooked rice for our main meal today with sweet and sour (read pineapple, ginger and garlic) sauce, and this afternoon, we have had three more visitors.
I can’t remember the last time we were so popular!
I love tea & have a small cupboard devoted to my collection. 99% of the time, I use it like you, however, 1% of the time I’ve been known to purposefully offer lemon-ginger, which ‘inspires ones bowels’ for instance, when checking into a new country and know that a certain Customs/Immigration Officer who comes aboard to inspect wants to be fed and then wants a bribe to do his job …. he got 4 cups of lemon-ginger 😉
lemon ginger tea? Sounds healthy.
Yes it is and delicious, too 😉 Getting him to drink 4 glassed of sweetened, iced tea was a snap, but then he needed to rush to to restroom, and quick stamped our paperwork without pausing to even suggest a tip.
I might actually try that. Thanks for the tip!
Bigelow Lemon Ginger is the specific one I used, but don’t know if it is available where you are. It has probiotics 😉 I told my sister about the Customs leech, but she didn’t believe me… she now relies on it as a cure for constipation 😉
My reply should have been to foguth. Oops!
Have a great day – and don’t worry about the little stuff.
Did that certain Customs/Immigration Officer stop coming around afterward? Or was your contribution to his day so stealthy, he wouldn’t have made the connection? 😉
I would never say no to a cuppa! 😉 I never buy tea treats in advance coz I end up eating them myself with just crumbs left for the guests … oops
Our logic is if we don’t buy it, we can’t eat it. Sadly Hubby gets the munchies, but at least I can resist…….. sort of!