I know, I know, it has been forever since my last post. I do have a good excuse though. The slow onset of Autumn meant Autumnal rain. Unfortunately, while Monsieur was out and about recently during a rainy day, his crutches went out from under him and he fell and broke his leg. Even more unfortunately, the break was on the side that he had just had his hip implant! Life had to slow down if not come to a standstill. During such times, I try to think of things that I am grateful for to lift the spirits. My Russell Hobbs kettle, which has been my workhorse in the kitchen for the past 20 years, finally sprung a leak. Obviously, as it has been 20 years since I last bought a quality kettle, I had a heart attack when I ventured into the shops and looked at the prices. What?!! Have things changed that much? And do I sound like my grandmother? (Yes...)
Imagine my thrill at coming across a vintage Russell Hobbs kettle, in near mint condition, that was the exact same model as my trusty workhorse? It is made in Great Britain which you hardly ever see anymore. Truly, when I found the kettle, I felt like my guardian angel was keeping an eye out for me and that the universe did have my back.
Putting the kettle on for my morning cuppa is a ritual of mine that sets me up for the day. I had just run out of my preferred tea when, quite luckily, a friend gifted me some Japanese matcha tea. Admittedly, matcha tea is an acquired taste and not really on my favourites list. However, quite surprisingly, I have developed a fondness for it. The bags are a mesh silky nylon and you can see little granules of toasted brown rice mixed in with the tea leaves.
The brown rice gives the tea a nutty flavour which makes it a satisfying drink in the morning. It is almost like a liquid meal but without the calories. Are you a coffee or tea drinker?
This week, I am linking up with Share Your Cup and Woman In Real Life.