I have just learned that an on-line friend, @mildewpea has passed away; as a result of an accident.
When I was making my first few videos and engaging with the tea community, there was no-one more encouraging than Milly.
Milly was Tea Twitter family.
Her first ever tweet to me, I remember, was when she intercepted something I had sent to @thetearooms to scold me for using a fairly obvious euphemism. I thought she was serious – for about one tweet.
I had many conversations with her outside of the public timestream, and we exchanged some correspondence (actually our dogs did).When Wellington, Milly’s beloved dog was diagnosed with a terminal illness, I started #wellingtonwednesdays , and every Wednesday we all sent good thoughts.
If you ever wondered why Milly was not very active over the last year, her account was repeatedly attacked by a bunch of trolls, who seemed to be obsessed with Justin Beiber and upsetting Milly. When those same trolls went after me, Milly stepped in and offered very useful advice.
I wish I’d spoken to her more of late. It’s been about 15 days since we last exchanged a pair of tweets, as I say, she has become slightly withdrawn from Twitter.
I’ve never met “Mr Pea”, but my thoughts are with him in this sad time.
Rest In Peace, the one and only @mildewpea.
I shall lift my cup to you now.