Saturday, July 19, 2008

More Tea?

Isn't this chap darling? Bought him in an Antique shop a few years ago, used him twice then worried he would break so he is stuck in the cupboard and brought out on special occasions now!
The Tea House tea pot, dribbles a bit really and not used much. Good for Lap Sang Soochong tho'.
And here we have Cinderalla's Pot. This one reminds me of Cinders coach; the spout broke last year and after we glued it back together I decided it was a bit fragile so she is only a "display" pot now.
Today would have been my Dad's 75th birthday - if cancer hadn't claimed him 13 years ago. Every year I try and imagine how he would look now, the things we would have joked about. My Dad and I were very close. I REALLY miss him.

I took this photo at Sumner Beach this week. School holidays here so I took 3 days off work; my cousin (who is Head of Music at Dulwich College in Shanghai) was visiting me as well. Haven't seen her for about 6 years and we are each others only female cousin so it was a wonderful catch up. She's cool.

Anyway, I have been watching the second episode of TORCHWOOD. I'm still not sure if I like it enough to keep watching, it on late here - 10.30pm. And I'm also not sure if I will blog about it - this has been done by bloggers a damn sight better than me. So far, it has been good to see John Barrowman doing his thing (as it were) but the Gwen character I find irritating. No idea why, but she does. I think its her wide eyes and "newby" status. Plus her cleavage ain't much. This week however we were treated to Mr Barrowman giving a life saving kiss to another irritating character - this scene I thoroughly enjoyed. He was sooo cheeky, loved it. He also reminds me of my dear friend Alex from Sydney....

Weather is wintery here, fog bound today with rain. Snow maybe next week - hoorah!


Steve said...

Don't give up on Torchwood just yet, Amanda, though I admit it's very hit and miss. At the end of the day it's a nice but of sci-fi candy floss. I'm totally with you on the Gwen thing though... I always found her a bit of a gobby fishwife. And her mouth is slightly too big. And yet... there's a charm about her that grows on you if you let it. But I dare say a decent fungicide would sort that out...

The Sagittarian said...

Haha, great description "Gobby fish wife"...I'll perservere with the programme a bit longer then.But she better improve or out comes the Blitzem.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Yes please. White with two.

Lurve your pussycat and cottage teapots! What a shame it is not practical to use them any more.

Re Torchwood, I can take it or leave it personally and never did have much time for spin-off series, adorable though Mr Barrowman undoutedly is (if not quite available!)

Mike said...

I do love that cartoon.

The Sagittarian said...

Poet - it is a shame, but they are on display and I suspect one day when I'm an ol' granny I'll make tea for people with them anyway!

Mike - that cartoon used to play on one of our (at the time) 2 television stations here when it closed down for the night! Yep, TV 2 (original huh?) would close at midnight with the Goodnight Kiwi. People used to stay up just to watch him!!

meggie said...

I have not heard of Torchwood. Perhaps it is not in Oz yet.

Love those teapots. I have some too, ornamental only. I dont even drink tea!

Thanks for the Goodnight Kiwi!!