Tag: mugs

My Day in Mugs

pug mug

For those who follow my Twitter feed or my Instagram pics, you’ll know I love a good cup of tea, chai and coffee. Inspired by a post on See by Zoe, I thought I’d share my day via the mugs that I use. I know! What a fab idea. Now I love mugs & have a small addiction to buying mugs, so much so, that we’ve run out of space to buy anymore. Plus, I use the same ones, day in, day out, and very rarely use more than 5! And here they are:

Breakfast Tea Mug – Big Brown

Denby mug

I always have two cups of tea in Big Brown every morning. It’s a Denby Fire Chilli mug and I had two, but broke one. Sad times. It’s great for a morning cuppa because it holds quite a bit of tea & it’s a great shape for warming up.

I Heart NY – Morning Coffee

I Heart NY mug

I bought this mug while in New York 10 years ago & I only drink coffee from it! It’s bigger than a lot of the other mugs we have, so it’s great for a caffeine fix. I really want to knit a mug cosy for it, because I drink my coffee at my desk & it gets cold quite quickly. But it’s one of my favourites!

The Hungry Caterpillar – Afternoon Tea

Hungry Caterpillar mug

If I have a cup of tea with lunch or in the afternoon, or a chai, then this is my go to mug. It was a gift from my sister a few years ago & it’s used almost everyday. The only exception is when I have a cup of nettle tea in the afternoon & use my most recent purchase:

Pug Mug – Nettle Tea

pug mug

It is true that buying a pug mug is cheaper than buying a pug & almost as cute. It’s a really lovely mug by Fenella Smith & it’s quite small, perfect for a nettle tea. Plus its got pugs on it! What more do you need?!

Scrabble Mug – Horlicks

Scrabble mug

Yep, I’m really an 80 year old woman, trapped in the body of a 32 year old! I have Horlicks most nights and it goes in my C scrabble mug. It’s a great size for an evening drink, not too big, not too small.

Out of them all, Big Brown is my favourite & yes, I form emotional attachments to everyday objects & have been know to cry over broken mugs. But, when you love tea & chai as much as I do, you need a good mug to drink it in!

Tuesday Treat

Fresh Eggs

A few weeks ago, I came across The Oxford Pantry on Twitter. Naturally I was intrigued, as it is in Little Clarendon Street, near where I used to live in Oxford. I love this street as it’s a real mix of places. It used to thrive, but due to various reasons, lots of businesses have moved out. So it is great to see a new business move in.

Fresh Eggs

We popped in on Saturday & we weren’t disappointed. We bought a pug mug (cute!), an espresso mug (for my OH) and this lovely egg holder, which looked lovely in the sun this morning. We’d been looking for an egg holder for a while so this is perfect & suits our kitchen perfectly!

If you’re ever in Oxford, it is worth popping to Little Clarendon Street & The Oxford Pantry. A lovely little shop! x