A cup of tea with me!

a cup of tea with meHello! And curtsey to all of the gorgeous people in internets land.

Today’s post is all about me disclosing a little bit about myself, in such a way that makes me seem much more witty and sophisticated than I actually am. Or am I…….

Thank you to the lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes.

So dust off that good china, pour a cup of earl grey (or a g’n’t if you are that way inclined, which I have occasionally been known to be, no judgement!) and snuggle up in the warm for a little read.

tea cups

That who I am: I am a non conformist, sensitive, creative chick/lady/woman/hussy who has been known to fall out of her tea cup on the odd occasion due to various happenings in life and the odd existential crisis. I am a feminist (oh! said that one out loud!) who believes that everything should have been done yesterday (much to the annoyance of Bruce) and I work hard to be kind, and often shake my head and mutter “oh the humanity” to those who pass me by.

That which I adore: I love my family. Really. Like. Love them. I do actually love drinking tea. Melbourne breakfast or Early Grey are my brews of choice, and given the opportunity I would choose tea over most good bevies every day. I collect tea cups, both new and old and for a while used teacups as a currency of payment.  I love clothes. I love to dress up. I love expensive clothes, thrifted clothes, clothes made by moi, and clothes that no one else has. I’ve been know to wear vintage wedding frocks on christmas day, a tiara to work, and a 50’s frock to pick up the kids from school. I don’t hold back. And my kids are still young enough to humour me (Bruce, he puts up with it).

That which I make: Many, many things. So many things. If I had the time and the resources, I would make things all day. Some recent makes are pillow cases (made from scratch and screen printed), dress upon dress, pj’s for B1 and B2, hello kitty pj’s for me, 9 mts of bias binding on a 45 degree day in an un-airconditioned space that resulted in blistered fingers and some colourful language, quilts, cushions and so much more.

Liberty/Nine Inch Nails pillow case

Liberty/Nine Inch Nails pillow case

That which I covet: Not much these days. More energy and stamina for life would be rather awesome. A holiday with my family. A celebration of our 10 year wedding anniversary with Bruce (new dress, goes without saying really….. note to self: start saving for lace now) and I would like a kitten who doesn’t want to wee on my doona. Panda Wine, a work in progress!

That which I read: I just finished reading The Tigers Wife by Tea-Obreht. It was beautiful. The Bloggess. She makes me laugh out loud. hyperbole and a half. The God of Cake. Snort worthy. Not that I really snort, because I am a lady after all…..

So that about wraps up a cup of tea with me. I hope you enjoyed a little peek into the vast mindlessness that is mine.

Pips xxx

PS. With the whole non-conformist attribute. I have been known to conform to norms once in a while in order to ensure that I was not conforming to my own non conformity by choosing to not conform for the sake of conformity. If that makes sense…..

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24 thoughts on “A cup of tea with me!

  1. I love this Pips. You made me lol on the bus 😊 (your blog with pip link might be missing, or it could just be my phone)

    • Definitely kindred! I love my liberty. It took me years before I was brave enough to purchase and now I don’t want to sew with anything else. Xx

  2. love this Pips. And really enjoy your writing style. I admire anyone who is crafty and sews. Really must get myself a sewing machine and practice all those home economic skills I learnt in high school!!!

  3. I love this Pips. You are a woman after my own heart with your non conformism and you sound very bohemian. Love it. Wish I had your skills with a sewing machine 🙂

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