Alex wrote:theredbaron wrote:Alex wrote:When I returned I'd forgotten all about it, I whisked the cloth off the side to carry on cleaning stuff sending the cup flying and smashing against the wall.
To avoid all that i usually clean all my stuff right where i do and drink my tea. I either use the remaining water in the kettle, or boil one more kettle, and wash the pot and cups right in the tea boat, or, for my Japanese sets, in the plate. When dry i carefully carry the stuff over to the cabinets where i have my tea stuff stored.
That's what I do. It was just that I forgot it was in the cloth.
... it is always that single moment of either forgetfulness or lost focus or distraction that does teaware in ... that or a cat.