This week’s Sunday photoprompt is provided by Dawn Miller.
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She was in one of her strops.
‘We’ve got visitors this afternoon,’ she ranted. ‘I always use my best crockery when they come as it’s not stained and She can’t be critical.’
‘Don’t fret so, Flo,’ her husband said. ‘They should be grateful they’re getting tea and cake. It’s more than we ever had when we visited them.’
‘That’s not the point Zeb! I was never good enough when we were growing up. She rubbed my nose in my failure to meet her standards at every opportunity!’
‘Dammit Flo! Turn the tables and go the whole hog then. Serve their tea in jam jars and cake on a plateless napkin. Really rough it up, and bring Miss High and Mighty down to earth where the real people live. It’ll be worth it just to see her face, and I’m sure Jim will get a giggle out of it too. He’s put up with her silliness for years!’
A quarter of a mile away Tim was lining things up.
‘Are you sure your Gran won’t mind?’ Billy asked.
‘She never uses them and probably won’t even notice they’re missing.’
Catapults raised, the two youngsters took aim.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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Hahaha can’t use them now anyway.
Kids see things so differently!
I’m with Zeb here, and the kids at the end too! Nice story.
I love your comment about kids seeing things differently…so true! Nice story.
Plastic cups from now on! Excellent!
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She will be alright as jam jars are quite the fashion now,
I’d love to be a fly on the wall!
Children see the world from their point of view unlike practical adults.
Different perspectives. Well done. I would like to see how this tea party turned out. 🙂
ps everytime I see the pic of your dog at the top, I think it’s my Scout. 🙂
Aw bless. Maggie is 12 and a half, and spoilt rotten (my fault). She loves the sea, and if she does go swimming, it will be such good exercise for her.
Scout is 10 and hates the ocean, even though he’s been going there several times a year for the past 8 years. 🙂
Is he a sprollie too, or pure border collie? Maggie loves to swim in the sea, but never once made any effort to jump in the river or the marina when we were on the boat.
What’s a sprollie? (My asking probably answers THAT question.)
Scout is an English Shepherd, which is an American breed, a type of farm dog that probably came from border collies, scotch collies, and others. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Shepherd
My two dogs who loved the water have passed. Still missed.
Maggie is a collie X Springer, a Sprocker is a springer X cocker spaniel, and my favourite recently is a springador (springer X labrador). Maggie’s ‘boyfriend’ across the way is a cockapoo (cocker spaniel X poodle), a Lollie is a collie X labrador. We have a few labradoodles here which are quite big and going the other way we have chalkies (chihuahua x yorkie) and porkies (pugs or pekes X yorkies). Crufts was never so complicated!!
Ah, so that’s why she has such a sweet face. 🙂
It’s the ears I guess, definitely inherited from her springer Dad. She didn’t develop the ‘feathers’ until she was about five or six, but she has always been slender like her Mum.
I would love to be a fly on the wall with cups of tea being served in jam jars to Mrs Snooty. As for the best china for target practice, who knows, maybe the kids were cousins!