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Would anyone like a cup of tea and a muffin?

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 12:31:27

I'm tired and in need of refreshment.

The tea room is now officially open, serving hot chocolate, tea, freshly-squeezed orange juice and a range of home-baked muffins. Tablecloths and crockery are charmingly mismatched antiques (no Cath Kidston here). We overlook an attractive although somewhat overgrown garden, with a distant view of rolling countryside.

Everyone is welcome but house rules dictate that anyone indulging in fisticuffs will be ejected.

Please come in.

oggsfrog Wed 05-Nov-08 12:33:17


RubyrubyrubyObama Wed 05-Nov-08 12:33:39

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 12:37:06

Ruby - Yes of course. All the muffins are made to Annabel Karmel recipes and we have a high chair, paper and crayons and some rather dog-eared Wibbly Pig books.

Your nice friend Mr Obama is welcome too, but I guess he may be a little busy today.

RubyrubyrubyObama Wed 05-Nov-08 12:39:36

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 13:59:00

I've just come across this very thoughful thread on the philosophy, religion and spirituality topic. Even those of us who are not religious in any conventional sense might be interested in what the first post says about virtual friendship and virtual communities. I'll add it to the cafe's stock of reading material.

We also have some old magazines with fascinating articles about the lovely, lovely lifestyle of lady tycoons. They have inspired me to start my own business, selling hand-crafted bunting and (obviously, as this is also a cafe) cupcakes. smile

RubyrubyrubyObama Wed 05-Nov-08 14:03:53

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:08:28

Ruby - it is not for me to judge, but up until a couple of days ago, I was wielding an axe! wink

RubyrubyrubyObama Wed 05-Nov-08 14:12:31

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cmotdibbler Wed 05-Nov-08 14:21:33

I need a sit down please. This morning got off to a lovely start when DS vomited all over me and him. Decided that it was just phlegmy coughing, and took him to nursery. 30 minutes later he'd sicked over them (is 2.5 yrs old btw). DH and I both are homebased workers so are doing 30 mins on/off to try and get a bit done, esp as I'm in Copenhagen tomorrow.

DS is bright as a button and it obv just was phlegm, but can't go to nursery till Friday now.....

I obv need my own business making teddys out of vintage cashmere jumpers...

pagwatch Wed 05-Nov-08 14:25:12

orl rite !
i asked once nicely.
I need coffee. Whasamatta - do you not want me or something!

<<pag wheels around tea shop with fists up >>

<<sits down as head is a bit dizzy>>

<<realises attempt to sound dead hard was pathetic>>

<<gets coat>>

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:25:17

Well, thanks.

It's not that I've come from another thread, exactly - I stepped outside this topic for a little fresh air and found something on the philosophy, religion and spirituality thread which I thought deserved a wider audience. I only found the PRS thread after I started this one, but the first post especially seemed to me to offer some very wise words which were relevant to all the argy-bargy here over the last few days.

squeaver Wed 05-Nov-08 14:26:52

Madbad - just wanted to say well done on the peace and muffin-making.

I was becoming quite disconsolate because of that other thread and almost heading for Flouncers' Corner.

Thanks to you and MN-Royalty Lapin describing me as "normal and sensible", my faith in Mn has been restored.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:33:39

Pagwatch - Please don't go. You are very much wanted. I didn't hear your first request. Sorry. Let me hang your coat (very nice - is it Boden, by the way?) on our vintage bentwood coatstand. One coffee coming right up. And would you like a complimentary muffin with it?

Cmot - we have some soothing camomile tea. Would that help? I do hope your son will be better soon. If you can make a small batch of recycled cashmere teddies, we'll put them in the cafe window and see how well they sell. I'm sure they will. Could you bring us back some Scandinavian Christmas goodies from Copenhagen?

It's so lovely to have some customers in the cafe. I am now officially a Lady Tycoon. But I need to pop out for a moment - could you just chat amaiably amongst yourselves about the pressing issues of the day until I'm back?

pagwatch Wed 05-Nov-08 14:36:58

oooh. A complimentary muffin!

I love what you have done with the place.

<<pag passes squeaver this mornings newspaper and discreetly gives her gentle head rub>>

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:36:59

Squeaver - I'm just putting on my regulation Mum-of-One fascinator to pop to the shops, but here's a hot chocolate and an apple, oat and raisin muffin. Why not munch on those and read justabout's excellent post on Why Flouncing Isn't The Answer To Everything and then we can chat once I'm back?

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:38:40

Pagwatch - Oh thank you. But are you sure 15 strings of bunting isn't a tad excessive?

<<insecure but really must go to the shops now>>

Bucharest Wed 05-Nov-08 14:39:33

Can I have a gin please?

squeaver Wed 05-Nov-08 14:40:26

Ooh nice. Can you do my feet too?

RubyrubyrubyObama Wed 05-Nov-08 14:40:51

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 05-Nov-08 14:41:51

Well, we haven't got our full licence yet but we operate a 'bring your own' policy. What was that clinking I heard coming from your handbag? Our good friend Mr Gilbey, perhaps? You have been somewhat provoked of late, I fear.

<<now even later for the shops>>

pagwatch Wed 05-Nov-08 14:44:37

15 strings of bunting are fine

You might want to review the three disco mirror balls though especially now people have started dancing...

<<catches MadBads eye and nods head furiously yet discreetly in direction of break dancing bucharest>>

cmotdibbler Wed 05-Nov-08 14:50:53

<<passes Bucharest the emergency bottle of Fever Tree tonic>>

They have these adorable christmas tree ornaments over there y'know. Not that I'm sad and looking forward to going just to hit the Christmas shop at the airport again.

Of course, you have gluten free muffins don't you ?

daisy99divine Wed 05-Nov-08 15:03:08

Hello <<daisy shuffles in and sits on comfy, tasteful chinz chair>>

this is so much more restful, I was getting worried in the other place

I like my MN friends, even those who do not know me grin

May I have a double shot latte please? And a muffin?

And a swig from Bucharest's intering looking brown paper bag wink

Here, I bring some sparklers to the table

ightytiddlietighty Wed 05-Nov-08 15:07:27

Do you do decaf soya mochas and if you do do gluten free muffins, might they contain fructose?

I will of course buy the entire load of cashmere teddies, but in return would like a seat in your window, overlooking your overgrown garden in which my one small child may be pulling the heads off your violas.

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