………..Tea, Biscuits and Cake!
Warning: this post may have you reaching for the biscuit cupboard!
When I’m writing I do like to have a cup of tea on the go and some sort of accompaniment such as a biscuit or a piece of cake (if I could get away with it, I’d go for a full Devonshire Cream Tea, two fresh all butter scones heaped in clotted cream and strawberry jam). As I’ve been writing my novel Twelve Days and the Thatcher*this week, I’ve worked my way through a few gallons of tea and several tasty accompaniments! Whilst doing this it occurred to me how much I really really love a cup of tea with biscuits and or cake and couldn’t imagine daily life without them. And the same goes for my long suffering husband who I also really really love and who has supported me and my writing career forever and has always been my rock! So anyway in a few idle moments (instead of skiving off or scrolling through social media) I decided to write him a few lines using the real language of love – tea, biscuits and cake…..
To my Dar(jee)ling,
We may be a couple of old Fruit Cakes, you’re going a bit Earl Grey and Garibaldi but you’ve still got great Currant Buns and I’m not quite so Fondant Fancy or indeed Ginger Thin(s) as I was when we first met! Life is always a Viennese Whirl down here in Devon Cider Fruit Cake and parenting together is often a Rocky Road – running ragged after our lovely little Jammy Dodgers.
You always get lots of Brownie points for being such a great Dad and although we might never be Millionaires Shortbread, we’ve got a Custard Slice of the good life and at least we’ll always be Rich Tea in familyness and…. ….Sponge Cake!
I knew you’d be my Gingerbread Man from the very first Melting Moment* we met in that Muesli Bar in Chelsea Bun and although I can be a bit Shortbread tempered sometimes and you can be a bit of a Doughnut, at least when we have a Chocolate Tiff(in) and both get Hot Cross Bun, you always end up saying something Nice! You’ve always been my Rock Cake, and a Profiterole Tower of strength, which means, you’ll always be the best accompaniment to my every cup of Tea! XXX
Right I’m going to crack on with some more writing – the Jammy Dodgers will be back from school soon!
Inspirational words of the day! Enjoy your tea, biscuits and cake of course!
More next week.
As you were.
I do love a footnote! Reminds me of being a student.
*1.Twelve days and the Thatcher – explained in 10.Village survival, writing research and how I interviewed my male lead!
*2.Yummy oaty biscuit with a cherry in the middle. May have to start a campaign to bring back Melting Moments which are languishing somewhere in 1982!
Note to myself: My letter to my darjeeling husband in the language of love – tea, biscuits and cake!