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‘A perfectly brewed cup of tea can’t fix everything,’ Patsy moaned, ‘even when it’s served in a china cup.’
‘Come on dear, it’s not as bad as all that. Sit down beside me and tell me what’s wrong’.
Eileen listened to her teenage granddaughter complaining about school, her parents, and boys, all the while stirring her own tea with a tiny silver spoon despite the fact she hadn’t added any sugar.
Patsy placed the delicate cup on its saucer and flopped back against the ample cushions.
‘It just isn’t fair,’ she said. ‘I hand in my assignments on time but get no recognition or a decent grade, help out around the house to earn my allowance and now that idiot Simon has ditched me for the new girl who has hair down to her waist and legs that overtake it in the opposite direction. We’d been dating for a month!’
Eileen put down her own cup and gathered Patsy in her arms.
‘Now don’t you worry,’ she said. ‘Homework will sort itself out and you haven’t actually failed anything have you?’
Patsy shook her head and sniffed into a tissue.
‘And helping your Mom round the house gives her more time to visit your Dad in hospital. Isn’t he coming home next week?’
‘And you’re well shot of Simon as he’s a fickle chancer and there are better fish in the sea. Once the novelty wears off, he’ll soon grow tired of being one of Nicola’s many admirers. Besides, she’s extremely vain and when his acne begins to flare up, she won’t want to know. Kisses will certainly be off the menu.’
Patsy looked at her grandmother.
‘Simon doesn’t have acne…………..’
‘Drink your tea dear,’ she said picking up her own cup with a wink and a smile.
‘There’s a lot to be said over a perfect cup of tea……..’