17th May 2017

Tea With Aunty Mabel

Woman drinking tea
Tea cup with flower print

Tea With Aunty Mabel

We have been enjoying learning and performing Jeanne Willis’s Tea with Aunty Mabel. We have devised our own actions and altered our voices for each of the lines.


Mr Evans & Miss Clarke

Poem by Jeanne Willis

If you ever go to tea with my Aunty Mabel,

Never put your elbows on the dining room table,

Always wipe your shoes if you’ve been in the garden,

Don’t ever burp. If you do, say pardon.

Don’t put your feet on the new settee,

If she offers you a sugar lump, don’t take three.

Don’t dunk your biscuits, don’t make crumbs,

Don’t bite nails and don’t suck thumbs.

Don’t rock the budgie, don’t tease the peke,

Speak when you’re spoken to or else don’t speak.

Do as you’re told and if you’re not able,

Don’t go to tea with my Aunty Mabel.