My hot beverage of choice is coffee, freshly ground, filtered and milky. However there are times when a nice rooibos or some green tea can also quench my thirst. The 'nappy pin' you see in the picture above is my tea infuser, a gift from Sweden, where apparently they sell tea in the loose leaf form. I have no idea whether the Swedish nation truly shuns the convenience of the teabag but I do know the infuser languished in my kitchen drawer until the recent opening of a shop selling a wide range of loose tea in nearby Margate. Much fresher than tea purchased from a supermarket, or as someone recently described it; "anything else will now taste like floor sweepings" the choice is pretty mind boggling. After a little mutter to myself, I settled on Teddy Bear's Choice Fruit Tea, don't you just love the name? If you get the chance to visit the Broadstairs Food Festival next week and you take your tea loose or if like me you prefer it served in a 'nappy pin' pop along to Lady Tesha's Loose Leaves stall and see for yourself.
Opposite me whilst I take tea is a winter cyclamen, both gorgeous and cheap at £1.50 in the local market. The plant pot is another 50p purchase from the boot fair last week and my first 'Made in Germany' purchase. I researched the brand; Scheurich on the internet and found an ceramics company that has been established since 1927. There are also some interesting vintage pieces for sale on Ebay, all for 50p!
Finally, lunch today was one of my all time favourites; cheese omelette. What could be simpler?
Have a peaceful weekend xxx