Monday, 20 July 2015

T Tuesday

Well it's been a fortnight since my only child up and left home. Of course I've missed her horribly. Luckily, she left a trail of unfinished packing, full cupboards, bric-a-brac (to be tactful) and a basket filled with laundry. How odd. I can only presume that she was very confident that she would be seeing us again fairly soon! Her job means that her days off don't match ours, so we motored gently down to Worthing yesterday, to catch her at the end of her working day. Spent the afternoon strolling the prom in the sunshine. The Rotary Club had a multi charity fundraiser going on, so there were lots of stalls to poke about and look at. There was a funfair. And the beautiful sea, which was azure and sparkly, on such a lovely sunny afternoon. I didn't photograph the sea. I was utterly distracted by people watching and the thought of a cuppa.
Look at that. Vintage crockery for a cream tea in the sunshine at the Vintage Cinema Tea Rooms. What's not to love. Another stroll to the little flat that Miss Dunnit and her current squeeze are settling into and a touching reunion. We went out for supper like regular double daters and had a fun evening. The best bit is there is no sadness in leaving - she's happy, and that makes everything OK. I'm happy too - discovering this tea shop has made Worthing and the seaside even more attractive!

27 comments:

Helen said...

it was a perfect day for cream teas yesterday, glad too that Miss D and her current squeeze are settling in well. xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Glad your daughter is happy.Quite the milestone when children leave home.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What wonderful news. So nice that Miss Dunnit is settling into her new lifestyle, and my big question is, did you do her laundry and take it to her or ?????

Double dating! Sounds like fun, even if it is with your child. Happiness comes in all shapes, sizes, and meals. That tea shop looks like it has it ALL. Good food, good tea, nice accouterments.

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Bridget Larsen said...

Glad to hear you didnt get empty nest syndrome. But it sounds like you arent too far away to go visit.
Love vintage crockery, I must go and look for some

misteejay said...

Afternoon tea in the sunshine and lovely china too - how lovely.
Glad to hear that Miss D is happy and settling in nicely.
Toni xx

Sue said...

Glad your daughter is happy and settling into the flat.

The cream tea looks lovely, especially with the beautiful crockery.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Annie said...

So glad she's settled in happily....it makes the parting so much easier. She will be back....for that clean washing :-) :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Neesie said...

Of course there was dirty laundry left for you Julia... your daughter just didn't want you to be at a loose end leaving you. What else could you be wanting/ needing to do? But it all sound delightful and I see in your tea leaves that they'll be having many more afternoon teas in the future. Gorgeous china and just look at that beautiful sun. I'd forgotten what it looked like.
Good luck for your daughter's new abode. It does make it so much easier leaving them when they're happy 😁

Shaz Brooks said...

Lolled at the beginning of this post Julia! When my Mikey moved out, I agree it was only the lack of his actual presence gave the game away. His room was still full of his stuff- I love the 'bric a brac' term, by the way. That would have been way too polite to describe Mikeys, lol. Hugs, Shaz xxx

Neet said...

What a lovely post. Full of positiveness and love. So glad you can enjoy days out like that combining them with a visit to dd.
Hugs, Neet xx

Halle said...

Your new tea spot sounds delightful.
Happy T day!

Divers and Sundry said...

New adventures for everybody :) I'd love to have tea there. That table setting looks like a sweet gathering spot.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Going through very much the same thing with our daughter, although currently she is living home for the summer after her lease was up. She will be looking for a new apt. with a friend soon.

Love the vintage tea set!

Linda Kunsman said...

It's always a bit easier when a child leaves for happy reasons and growth. It doesn't sound like she's far away so I hope you will get frequent visits in-to see her, and to visit that tea room-yum! Happy T day!

Dianne said...

What a delightful tea! Gorgeous plates, yummy treats, sunshine, and the people you love most...perfect. So nice when the children make a good life for themselves. Means you taught her well! ;) Happy T day!

Dianne said...

P.S. You can email me your snail mail address to dbcarey_2000@yahoo.com I will send on your ATC! ♥

Carol said...

So glad she is happy with her new home and life. It makes it so much easier on us MOMS ♥ The tea shop looks and sounds lovely :) Have a Happy T Day !

~*~Patty S said...

Very best wishes to your daughter and to you and your mister on your empty nest which can be a whole new adventure in itself.
That tea table looks gorgeous ...
oh my kingdom for a scone ;-)
Happy T Day oxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

It's a big deal this last child leaving home - glad to hear that they are settled in and happy! Ooooh!! That afternoon tea looks so good!! Hugs, Chrisx

see you there! said...

Your tea looks so inviting. Now you have a new tea spot to go to when you visit your daughter. I'm sure you were happy to see her happy, it is hard when our kids grow up and go out on their own. I laughed at the laundry left behind though.

Darla

Deborah Weber said...

Vintage china, tea, and sunshine - was a fabulous combination. Glad to hear your daughter is happy and that you had a lovely outing. Happy T-day.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely looking table! I can see why you are so happy to have discovered this place and to create happy memories with your daughter.

Patsy Paterno said...

Yummy tea!!! Sounds like you had fun! :^) patsy

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow... congrats to your daughter! Best for her!
Happy T-Day Julia!

Sharon Madson said...

I love to read your description of visiting your daughter. Sounds like a lovely visit!

Karla B said...

Lovely tea!Hope you girl can adapt well to her new life!

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