Drinking vessel

Yeah I know that’s a weird title.

But, er well, its not a cup and although its based on those lovely glasses you used to drink water from at school its made of porcelain its not a glass either.


Whatever it is:

a. it’s lovely

b. it was a bargain (I plumped for  seconds piece)

c. the perfect size for a good G&T or kir

d. tells when you’ve run out in case you haven’t noticed

It’s by Petra Sajkas and I got it at CockPit Arts Open studio event this weekend.



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For anyone who cares about their desk. And their coffee.

Then these are this seasons must have.

A perfect pair of espresso cups. Emblazoned with the Fire & Knives logo.

Available here in a nice neat straw filled box with smart F&K stickers on.

They say share with a friend and sharing is nice but I say keep them all for yourself.

In the interests of open reporting please note that I acquired my set through bribery and corruption, i suggest its easier and faster to pay by the normal methods.

Retro cup

When I was doing my kitchen and pantry tidy up I found all sort of things I had forgotten about. 

Amongst them where a tea plate and jug; the final pieces from my parents original crockery set.

And of course they reminded me of childhood.

So I decided to add to them so that they might get used a little more often.

I tracked this down on ebay.

Its Midwinter Fine Queensbury Stripe. First produced in 1962 up until 1978.

I’ll leave you to guess when I remember it from.

And by the way my parents are still very much alive and well in case you wondered.

Chase away the Monday blues…

Last week I spotted that some random semi academic bloke claimed that there was such a date as Blue Monday, the day of the year when we all apparently feel at out most glum. He has a formula to calculate the date (which always seems to be in January). His formula must be flawed because Wikipedia are claiming its today (25 January) but the Daily Telegraph said it was last Monday (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/6995281/How-to-beat-Blue-Monday.h….

Regardless of when it is some days feel a shade more blue than others. So to chase away any Monday blues I’ll be drinking coffee from one of my favourite mugs.


Because life’s simple pleasures are worth celebrating.

If you want a mug like this then here’s where you need to be: http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/Black-Toast/Black-Toast-Happiness-12-Pint-Mu…

Pssst there’s a version for tea drinkers to :))