This blog entry is brought to you through the inventiveness of Sian over at FromHighintheSky After you have read my little offering why not click on the link and see what everyone else has said. Make a cuppa, it will take a while but I can't think of a better way to spend an hour.
This is my November precious - the cup not the coffee. Actually I have two of them, both are for my use exclusively. Everyone who has been to our house more than once knows that these are MY coffee mugs. They are the perfect shape for keeping a cuppa warm for longer than usual. They are just the right weight so that they don't make your arm ache when they are full - important when you have ME and it is doing its worst. The top is exactly the right size to be able to keep an eye on a toddler while still drinking hot coffee and the best bit of all...
Mr M bought them for me.
He bought them 32 years ago. One of the "boys" in work had some coffee mugs for sale - I know, I know, he works in a steel works so what was a steelworker doing.... they are a special breed are steelworkers, especially electrical steel.
Where was I? Oh yes.
We had just set up home together, Mr M and me and my three children aged 15, 13 and 12. We had found a house where the rent was HUGE, we had an old ambulance as our mode of transport and it did 15 miles to the gallon. Work for Mr M was 30 miles away so he used 4 gallons of petrol per day to get to and from work. We had no money after food and light and stuff and he came home one day with these two mugs. He had paid 50pence each for them.
I have used them ever since. One of them has a tiny chip out of the rim, close to the handle so it doesn't get in the way. Everyone knows my mug and everyone knows how to make a cup of instant, that I will like, in it. they really would be the thing I would pick up and take with me if there was a hurricane. Now you must excuse me while I drink that coffee. It will still be hot and I can read your stories while I sip.