Tuesday, 28 August 2012

in plain sight


Royal Doulton
Unidentified pattern


MrM
Have we got a new jug in the kitchen?

MrsM
It's not very new.
We've had it for a couple of months.

MrM
Right.

MissM
I can't believe you haven't noticed.
It's really big,
it's bright blue
and it's always in the way.

MrsM
I think that's a bit harsh.
I put it there so we can all enjoy it.
Doesn't it make you feel good
just to look at it?
Well, I suppose not
if you have only just noticed it.

*****

This one's for you, Granny Dot.

12 comments:

  1. This is exactly how I shall proceed with my new sweater. I'll work it into the atmosphere slowly and quietly with the hope it shall go unnoticed.

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  2. Hubby leans in the other day and says ... I love what you've done with your hair darling. I smile and graciously accept the compliment ... even though I have NO IDEA what he's talking about. Later as I attend to pre-bed grooming I remember the compliment and try to decipher it's origin... my hair is up in a loose bun? It's always up in a loose bun ?? I'm not wearing make-up? Hmmm quite a common occurrence... I have new earrings in? But hang on they are the same as the pair before that broke? I decide I shan't sleep with the mystery unsolved so I question Hubby what it is he's noticed about my hair that's different? Answer: "Oh no... it's not really different ... did I say l different? Yeah I meant since you started wearing it up" (which has been since the day WE MET) Conclusion: Men are the mystery not women :-) XX

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  3. More time in the kitchen needed, methinks. Intensive washing up course?

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  4. I need a big blue jug for my basil.

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  5. The scent of basil is one of my all time favourites and I love blue and white china, the two combined are charming. I have come to the conclusion after many years of marriage that men have a quite different view of the world, literally, they can only see what they expect to see, and the occasional barmy driver (which is a good thing)

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  6. Think yourself lucky, my husband has decided views about household goods - especially china! It's a lovely jug.

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  7. Good to see Male Observation Genes in evidence in the Magpie house then

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  8. Granny DotAugust 28, 2012

    Thank you. Can you hear my happy sigh? Lovely jug.

    Being a complete chancer, COMPLETE I say, please could we have china again soon?

    Your happy, and grateful, friend,
    Dorothy

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  9. It akes ME happy and I always admire your china thinking how gorgeous it would look in my kitchen ...
    My husband couldn't notice anything even if I put fairy lights on it, and that includes myself.

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  10. Makes ... not akes UGH

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  11. I still don't know how long the jug has been in the house though ...

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  12. Beautiful jug, I want one exactly like it.

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