Here we go!
Hey! Who are you and where do you come from?
My name is Emily. I used to be a craft journalist but since having my little girl I’ve settled into being a SAHM. I blog about crafts, home, motherhood and coffee… lots of coffee!
How long have you had your favourite mug?
Ooooh, about five years I think.
Where did it come from?
One of my most favourite shops, Anthropologie on Regents Street.
Why this one?
It has special memories. I began my career working in craft magazine publishing and I worked with some of my best friends. In fact, it was a really lovely office full of girls who loved to craft, lots of girls who were just like me, really. One sunny day, four of us went on a cupcake excursion round the West End, sampling all the cupcake shops around Carnaby Street. We went to Anthropologie and each purchased one of these initial mugs which then became our office mugs. It was a bonding experience! Later on, three of us ended up working at a different company and our mugs were reunited! It reminds me of a really fun time in my career with great friends where we would all bond and get excited about little things like that. It’s also a great size and feels a bit indulgent to drink from.
Does it really make your drink taste better?
What is your favourite thing to have in your mug?
I’m a big latte fan and have a coffee machine of my own. My drink of choice is a Soya Vanilla Latte – that’s why the mugs have to be big, to compensate for all the froth!
When do you have your first cuppa?
I tend to forget about myself in the mornings, I’ll run about getting myself and my toddler ready for the day and it will be gone 11 before I sit down and have something to eat and drink! Usually this will be in a cafe while I’m out and about, but in a bid to save money I do try to have an indulgent latte at home so I don’t have to when I’m out.
How many hot drinks do you have per day?
Usually two, a latte and a cup of tea. Though I don’t drink nearly as much tea!
What is your favourite thing to do whilst with your mug?
The perfect mug-time would be in total silence, wrapped in a quilt with a nice magazine, a good book or my laptop. It’s just lovely to wind down and catch a bit of alone time. I can make a latte last an hour so it makes a difference!
A big thank you to Emily for taking part!