With Croutons

It was one of those cuppa soup thingies.

Minestrone with croutons.

Really the lowliest of soups,

Not only from a packet

But from a little sealed inner sachet too.

A few particles of dusty substance,


Monosodium Glutamate enhanced,

Coming alive with boiling water.

But instead of putting it into a mug

I chose a couple of elegant white soup bowls

With fine china blue and white saucers underneath,

Mock Wedgewood or Derby Posies style.

We ate the soup together in a silent ceremony,

Savouring each synthetic droplet,

And as he drained his bowl,

Crunching down on a tiny crouton,

I realized

Just how adorable he is . . . . .

◄ Sometimes



Tue 7th Jul 2020 14:02


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jennifer Malden

Wed 1st Jul 2020 14:59

Hi Hannah! Don't know how I missed this one. Food can change in one's perception according to who with and how you eat it.


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Hannah Collins

Fri 19th Jun 2020 21:42

Thank you so much Jon.

Thank you Avishek.


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Thu 18th Jun 2020 16:54

Hi Hannah
Touching and lovely and a great way to elevate the serving of, as you say, the lowliest of soups.

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Tue 26th May 2020 19:26

Wonderful piece.

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Hannah Collins

Tue 26th May 2020 18:31

Lovely to hear from you Keith.
Thank you.


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Hannah Collins

Tue 26th May 2020 18:31

Thank you Ray.
Enjoyed reading your comment.


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Hannah Collins

Tue 26th May 2020 18:30

Thank you so much Abdul.
Always good to read your comments.


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keith jeffries

Mon 25th May 2020 23:47


I did so enjoy reading this as I was captivated by your intricate description of the soup and then taken to the table of the adorable one.

Thank you for this

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Mon 25th May 2020 21:21

I enjoyed this Hannah due to its gentle subtlety - the contrast of the scant pleasure of the product with the elevation of the bigger picture i.e. who you shared it with. Very effective! I'm afraid I'm way too old for such subterfuge myself....


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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 25th May 2020 21:04


Like your style!

The humble cuppa soup thingies elevated to fine dining by serving it in fine china blue on white saucers.

Enjoyed reading it.


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Hannah Collins

Mon 25th May 2020 20:49

Thanks so much Po.


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