escape to the village by quietpurplehaze

escape to the village

The morning was bright and sunny so, after 2 weeks too long indoors, I took my camera a short walk past the church and on to Evelyn's, the café in the village.

I ordered a decaff Americano which came piping hot, full to the brim in a large cup looking more like a soup bowl. I looked at it for a while and then had a feeble attempt at picking it up with two hands.

(My bipolar meds give a side effect of a slight hand tremor: I don't complain; I am just grateful for what keeps me well.)

Suddenly the solution was ridiculously simple: at my request, the young waitress 'decanted' the coffee into a tall mug. Easy, so simple to pick up. Next time I'm out for tea/coffee, I'll just ask straightaway.

And then I decided on a fruit scone with some of that lovely 'corrugated' cream and raspberry jam.

So it was a great outing.
A scrumptious still life and so happy you were able to get out and enjoy this lovely food.
January 10th, 2018  
Great composition!
January 10th, 2018  
@seattlite

Gloria, thank you, it was totally delicious!
January 10th, 2018  
It looks delicious Hazel so please your up and about:)
January 10th, 2018  
Pleased you managed to get out. This delicious food and the opportunity to take a great still life must have made it worth it.
January 10th, 2018  
@pcoulson

Peter, thank you.
January 10th, 2018  
@thistle

I might have to go back and try a different sort of jam!
January 10th, 2018  
@mickalypickaly

Thank you and for the fav.
January 10th, 2018  
Success! On all counts, the scone looks delicious. I too hate those large round cups.
January 10th, 2018  
Nice still life with great light.
January 10th, 2018  
Good you treated yourself!!!
January 10th, 2018  
This looks very tasty ! Such a wonderful sunny shot.
January 10th, 2018  
Mmmh yummy, glad you are getting out a bit
January 10th, 2018  
Looks good!
January 10th, 2018  
Oh Hazel, that looks great. Lovely lighting and focus. Hope you enjoyed it.
January 10th, 2018  
Every coffee should be in a mug as far as I'm concerned, I mark up places which use mugs! This looks so good, glad you're out & about again!
January 10th, 2018  
Pleased to hear you were able to get out today and enjoy this treat.Lovely capture .
January 10th, 2018  
It was just delicious and now I'm planning tomorrow's jaunt!

@susie1205 @wendyfrost @happypat @wag864 @bintal
January 10th, 2018  
excellent presentation, i like the lighting. corrugated? i always call it clotted, something i picked up in Bournemouth a long long time ago.
January 10th, 2018  
Yummy! We felt we had to go out today too as it was so long since we had had a sunny, dry day when we had been cough, cold and lurgy free! We only had soup...quite envious of your scone and cream. Fav for making me hungry!
January 10th, 2018  
A beautiful composition, looks so traditional and yummy. Glad that you got out and that the waitress was understanding. Having a half-glass attitude continues to help me too, mine with my knee.
January 10th, 2018  
@summerfield

It was the way it had been scooped into the pot - or maybe I was just too excited!
January 10th, 2018  
@dorsethelen

Only soup is also good! Thanks for the fav.
January 10th, 2018  
@joysabin

I shall just ask in future and if anyone shows incomprehension, I shall just tough it out.
January 10th, 2018  
Cool picture.
January 10th, 2018  
I hope that you didn't misunderstand me, I commend your positive and courageous spirit.
January 10th, 2018  
@joysabin

No worries, no misunderstanding! I am not always positive and couragous but have learnt it is the only way to be with the 'stalking beast' of bipolar, as one sufferer called it! Here's to a long and interesting 365 relationship!
January 10th, 2018  
bep
Glad you managed to get out! The scone looks delicious.
January 10th, 2018  
bep
P.S. The weekly theme is Out and About...
January 10th, 2018  
@gijsje

OK but does sitting in a cafe count?! Will have a look.
January 10th, 2018  
@gijsje

Thanks. Tagged.
January 10th, 2018  
Wonderful capture...Fav
January 10th, 2018  
@tonygig

Thank you!
January 10th, 2018  
It looks delicious.
January 10th, 2018  
enjoy haze good that you got out with your camera
January 10th, 2018  
So glad you are able to go out again, take it slowly. Scones and jam are a nice reward.
January 10th, 2018  
I feel like I've been able to sit down for a little something with you.
January 10th, 2018  
Looks delicious - its making me feel hungry!
January 10th, 2018  
Oh my ... first of all - a wonderful shot of this dainty feast! Just love the lighting, shadows, composition - beautiful! Secondly, what I wouldn't give to have tasted a bit of this loveliness! Big Fav!
January 11th, 2018  
Oh my goodness! Such a delicious shot!
January 11th, 2018  
@tunia

You are welcome!
January 11th, 2018  
@onewing

Babs, thanks as ever.
January 11th, 2018  
@phil_howcroft

Phil, thanks, it was just right.
January 11th, 2018  
Brilliant to have a plan for tackling that one next time. This looks oh so tasty too.
January 11th, 2018  
@casablanca

thank you - cannot understand why I didn't think of it before -....
January 11th, 2018  
Looks delicious!
January 11th, 2018  
@newbank

It was - no willpower needed! Hope you are doing OK.
January 11th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Getting there.
January 11th, 2018  
It looks delicious. Nice to know that some places give you a full cup of black coffee, instead of only half filling the cup as I so often get :)
January 11th, 2018  
Looks yummy
January 11th, 2018  
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