Here we go!
Hey! Who are you and where do you come from?
Hello there! My name is Molly Gibson Kirby and I am currently living in Northern Manitoba, Canada. However, I am from a mixture of places. I was born in Liverpool England and grew up in Peterborough, Ontario and Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
How long have you had your favourite mug?
I have a full collection of mugs, and I’m not sure I could pick a “favourite” one. Each one is special in its own way, and I use them differently for different drinks. That being said two of my favourite mugs I received as Christmas presents in 2014. My favourite travel mug was a gift to myself about a month ago.
Where did it come from?
My first favourite mug came from my mom as a Christmas present, and she bought it at Chapters in Ontario. It says, “Life is a story. Make yours a best seller.” She bought it for me because I’m a writer, and it just fit so well. I’m also working on my autobiography, and I think that’s another reason she bought that one for me!
My second favourite mug was also a Christmas gift from a close friend. He bought it for me at a craft fair. I had been looking at the mug and commented on how much I loved the feeling of it, and the handle on the mug, but I decided to steer myself away from it. (I told myself I didn’t need another mug… but I always need more mugs)
Christmas morning came around and I opened up to see the mug! My heart melted.
My travel mug comes from Kate Spade! I love it because of all the books around it, because I’m a total bookworm! I bought it for myself because I had been looking at it online for ages, and I don’t have a plastic tumbler, just ceramic ones, so I decided to treat myself.
Why this one?
These three are my favourite because of the meaning around them, and I love the way they feel in my hands. I’m pretty picky when it comes to mug designs and how it feels, but these three are just perfect.
Does it really make your drink taste better?
It totally makes my drink taste better, at least in my mind it does. If I don’t enjoy what I’m drinking my hot beverage out of, I will not enjoy the drink.
What is your favourite thing to have in your mug?
I usually am a coffee person in the morning, and a tea drinker in the afternoon and evening. But I drink water and juice out of my mugs too. I barely ever use a proper glass.
When do you have your first cuppa?
I have my first hot drink around 9 o’clock when I’m headed to the newspaper for work. I’ll make coffee at home, but won’t really drink it until I sit in front of my desk at work, and start going through emails.
How many hot drinks do you have per day?
If I’m being honest I drink a lot of hot drinks in a day. As I’m writing this, I have 4 mugs on my desk… I’ll usually have two cups of coffee before lunchtime. After lunch I’ll usually make myself an iced coffee, or a tea. My favourites are peppermint and green loose tea. In the evening I’ll make myself a cup of orange pekoe tea with a bit of milk and sugar in it. It helps me relax for the evening, and prepare myself for my evening meditation.
What is your favourite thing to do whilst with your mug?
I have a few favourite things to do with a hot drink in my mug. If I’m at work I’ll be sorting through my emails, but if I’m home you’ll either find me reading blogs, reading a hardcover book, or listening to music and journaling.
Coffee and tea to me helps me relax and ground myself, so I try to do things that will accompany that like reading or writing!
A big thank you to Molly for taking part!