Truthful Tuesday: 8 November


Coffee, Tea or …

Truthful Tuesday was originally conceived by PCGuy IV in July 2020. This was his first set of questions

Melanie took over from Frank when he took a hiatus and now Di of Pensivity101 will be holding the fort until he wants to take it back.

Di’s question today (in addition to those below) is:

Do you prefer a single question, a variety on a theme or a mixture of both for the Truthful Tuesday prompt?

I’m happy with either. A themed group like these can be fun to answer but I’m also happy with one question that I can really get my teeth into.

vintage china- photo by Naomi
  • Do you prefer coffee or tea? (You must pick at least one, even if neither are your favorite beverage.)

I am British so tea is in my blood. I grew up a tea drinker but David did not like tea. Initially he didn’t like coffee either. I have to take the blame for him becoming a coffee drinker later on in life. While David was alive we always drank coffee when we were home on our own. Naomi does not like coffee though so now I’m back to drinking mostly tea again. When I’m home on my own I can swing either way as I like both tea and coffee. Not instant coffee though. I will drink that but usually if I can’t have brewed coffee I’ll drink tea.

  • Considering your previous choice, do you prefer it hot or iced?

Hot. Iced coffee is a flavoured milk drink not a coffee substitute and as for iced tea it’s just not my cup of tea at all.

  • How do you take it (cream, sugar, honey, black, etc.)?

With milk, reduced fat or skim usually. No sugar. I used to take sugar in tea but gave it up in my teens. I nearly gave up tea for a while as it tasted so strange without sugar but I got used to it. I tried sugar substitutes but the ones they had then tasted horrible, saccharine. Today’s sugar substitutes are much better but I don’t need them. I can’t drink sweet tea now.

A well deserved cup of coffee.
  • What is your earliest memory of drinking coffee?

I don’t remember when I first had coffee. I probably had instant coffee as a teenager. I do have a clear memory of the first time David and I drank plunger coffee. We were in Fort William, Scotland and we went into the information centre, I think it was called The Mountain Shop. There was a cafe there and as it was cold, this was February or March 1990, we ordered coffee and were brought a big glass carafe with a plunger. I think we got two cups each out of it. It cost us a Scottish pound.

  • What is your earliest memory of drinking tea?

When I was a small child I wasn’t allowed to have tea until mum was sure I could drink it without spilling it on myself. I do recall being given half a cup of milky tea sometimes.

My Weeping Willow dinner set.-photo by Naomi

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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