‘I do wish this teapot would pour like a dream!
Try one of these scones, I can pass you the cream’.
‘Well, thank you, but no, for I must watch my weight,
Just look at those slices of damson and date!’
;Just look at that table: I say, what a sight –
It looks like those women are starting a fight!’
‘I’ll wait for the cuckoo clock mustn’t be late:
It’s supper at seven and soiree at eight.’
‘No manners these days not a ‘thank you’ or ‘please’,
Those women are worse than the zoo’s chimpanzees’.
‘I do love Darjeeling and jasmine at four –
Tea settles the stomach; I’ll pour us some more’,
‘I really can’t take it I wish I could stay:
The noise from that table will drive me a !’
By Caroline Gill