Monday, 18 May 2015

White, two sugars please!

The man that Callum gardens for rang this morning to say that he had to go to the dentist this afternoon and would be out for several hours. He wondered if I could "pop" in on his wife and make her a cuppa about 3-30pm. As I usually go over to another neighbours and make her a cuppa whilst her son's at dialysis three afternoons a week it wasn't a problem to add her to the list.
Mum and Ed came back from a weekend away about dinner time so I went to change their bed for them as Eden had been staying there to look after their dogs, I was sure the bed would be full of crisp, sweet wrappers and crumbs!
The first thing Mum and Ed said after the dogs had jumped all over them was that they needed a cup of tea.
So I've figured on a new enterprise that I think could bag me a fortune. 
I'm going to be going round the roads on the estate with this trolley knocking on doors.


I'm not sure whether to get a bell like the ice cream van or just holler!

14 comments:

  1. I had a two week job for several summers working in the office that my dad was based in when their regular tea lady went on holidays! Tea round in the morning, taking orders for sandwiches, making them, delivering them round the office, then another tea round in the afternoon. Had to keep the trolley loaded with the likes of Twix, KitKat, etc as well as putting about 50 mugs through the dishwasher! What fun......for the first week. By the second week, I'd had enough of the fussy folk: "Oh, I have to have a WHITE mug!" and "Haven't you got any xxxx left?" etc You are a lovely lady to be looking out for all your neighbours like this xxx

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    1. Isn't it funny how people like a certain cup! My Mum and my neighbours have to have their "special" cup!

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  2. It would be so funny to see the look on peoples faces if you really did knock on the door and offer them a cuppa!

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    1. I would love to do it but I don't think I'd have the nerve x

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  3. oo wish I was on your road, would love a cuppa at about 7.15am each morning ha x

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    1. I could deliver tea and be a "knocker upper" like in Victorian times, although I fear the term "Knocker upper" has different connotations nowadays!!

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  4. Your neighbours are very lucky to have you x

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    1. Aww thanks Rachel (blushing) x

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  5. Ha ha, you must make a great cup of tea, your tea making skills are obviously in great demand. It's so lovely that you look after everyone as you do.

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    1. Practice makes perfect and I've certainly made a few cups of tea in my time!

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  6. I remember one of my first jobs was in an office within a factory and they had a tea lady that came round with a big tea urn on her trolley passing out cuppa's none of those awful machines that seem to be dotted about everywhere now. Your neighbours must love you and your family very much for all the little things you do for them.

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    1. I don't mind coffee from a machine at a pinch but tea, Yuk!

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  7. Greetings from Canada .... I am enjoying reading my way through your blog and I certainly hope you make yourself a cuppa after looking after all those neighbours. They are lucky to have you nearby.

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  8. You are so considerate Bridget. Id love seeing you with a trolley-what a lovely idea for reaching out to a community

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