I haven't had one since the beginning of August so I thought I was about due for a new addition to the teapot collection. Honestly my teapots are taking over the house just like my handbags. They just work their way in
and before you know it I'm looking for cupboard space or special shelf to put them on.
If you read last weeks Teapot Tuesday you will recognise this teapot from the deli/teashop Milk and Honey. it's ok I didn't steal it I just took a fancyit and went home and ordered myself one.
I love the fact it comes with an infuser in it for use with loose leaf tea and that you can also take the infuser out and use the teapot with teabags too so it is, in fact the only teapot you need. Ha ha yeah right. The thing is
that these teapots come in very nice bright colours so you could have
different colours depending on your mood or colour of mug to accompany
it. Any excuse to buy more.
When it arrived by the nice Amazon driver I was a little surprised by the
size. No I didn't really check when I ordered it but I was expecting quite a
large one. This one is a one mug size (440ml) and that's fine because I
sometimes only want one cup but there is a larger size which holds two
mugs(530ml) so if you fancy one just take note of the size.
This teapot isn't cheap at £20.68 but apparently it is supposed to last a lifetime so we'll see. If anyone can put it to the test I can with the amount of
tea I drink. You can see why I thought it was going to be bigger for that
price but I do love it and I am using a lot. It's trendy, looks modern in
lime green and I have a nice mug to match. I get to drink my loose leaf
which I love so I am happy.
They are available, as I said from many retailers including John Lewis andTesco but here is a link (affiliated) to Amazon......
If you fancy the bigger size here is the link to the 530ml
So go on order one and make a nice brew!! Just don't get a teapot addiction like me. I've had to go on decaf tea as I was buzzing too much on the
caffeine, it was giving me a bit of a rush and I don't rush very often I can
tell you so I've had to rein in the caffeine intake. Some people can drink
loads and loads but it makes my heart beat a bit fast so not only, as I get older do I find I can't take my alcohol very well I also struggle with fully
leaded tea and coffee. I'm a little confused about what to drink to have a
good time, looks like it's one glass of wine or a latte and I'm ready to
So there we leave the teapot for this Tuesday, please feel free to join me
tomorrow when I throw caution to the wind and chat about absolutely
anything on Whatever Wednesday.
For now take care......
I stumbled into a nice little place the other day, yep fell into a chair and a kind lady brought me a brew, it happens a lot just lately.
I walked into 'Milk and Honey' which is situated in Sadlergate in Derby and it started of as a cute little deli with cheeses, olives, chutneys and jams. and then opened up at the back into a nice coffee/tea shop.
As the name mentions, they do stock internationally and locally sourced honey so a lot on offer to buy. They offer a great selection of tea, coffee, sandwiches, panini's, salads and homemade soup. You can eat in or takeaway so what's not to like about this place?
I sampled a latte with a naughty little syrup in and as I looked around the tea they have for sale was just jumping out at me saying 'buy me'! So I did I bought some of their award winning Novus tea bags to take home.
It does taste very nice, they have the bags or loose leaf tea and coffee on offer too so it is really worth a look if you like a brew. Lovely friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere here so give it a try.
They are situated on 15 Sadlergate in The Cathedral Quarter part of Derby. They have a Facebook page at
Whatever your brew, whether it be tea or coffee or something much stronger, grab it and join me again tomorrow for Whatever Wednesday.
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The Little Shed is literally a piece of paradise neatly situated in Allestree Derby. It's packed with gifts and is home to a gorgeous tea shop with cakes that you will travel miles to try, just wait till you see them let alone taste them. You are welcomed with a smile and a friendly service here, very homely atmosphere you'll never want to leave.
I live dangerously around the corner and I am an avid follower on their Facebook page. This means that when they post about a new fabulous handbag in stock or post pictures of their sinful but tempting cakes I'm off. I shout bye to the boys, tell them I'm just nipping around the corner and they just know I'm going to come back with cakes or a new handbag. They are less excited about handbags but yes you can takeaway their cakes (obviously paying first) to my sons delight.
They have also have 'The Little Ice Cream Shed' just to the side of the tea shop where you buy Bluebells ice cream, they don't half ruin my diet but I'm not really bothered, it's all ok, nothing to see here, move along diet police. Perfectly situated near Allestree Park, you can take a walk and then finish off with tea, a latte, cake or a tub of ice cream, how perfect is that?
To top it all there is a brand new event coming to The Little Shed. They are starting a book club on Wednesday 4th October at 7.30pm. For the price of £4.95 you get to enjoy tea, cake and have a chat about the current book on offer. To start things rolling the first book to read is 'Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses' by Carole Matthews. I have purchased it for £3.85 from Amazon, it's also available on Kindle for £1.99, I will pop a link to Amazon (affiliated) at the end of this post. For more information and to book a place on the book club just follow this link to their website:
they are also on Facebook at:
So take a look, just a bit of a warning there are graphic photos of succulent cakeage!! You will drool excessively. Its great!! If you decide to go to the book club I will see you there. Remember here is the book you need read by the first meeting on 4th October.
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A nice strong brew accompanied by a gluten free lemon and sultana cookie. The National Trust make a mighty fine brew but I feel I could have done with something ceramic to put it in. Are they low on members that we have to result to paper cups now? Sorry not being snobby but I got a cup and saucer at Kedleston Hall!
The cafe at Calke Abbey is very nice with plenty of refreshments and snacks. There is plenty of room to sit inside or outside on a fine day. Just next door to the cafe is a full restaurant with a larger choice of meals to suit and again plenty of space to sit and enjoy your food.
It never was actually an abbey as it's name states but the grade 1 listed building is classed as a baroque mansion built between 1701 and 1704. It stands in a beautiful estate situated in the Derbyshire village of Ticknall. The estate boasts acres of land, great for walking and there are gardens to visit too. Since taking over Calke The National Trust have tended to concentrate heavily on nature conservation. There is a 'blooming' great flower garden (see what I did there?), a kitchen garden, orangery and a deer park so plenty to see.
The house it's self is accessible to view and has received quite a fair amount of remedial work to it. Before the National took over the house in the 80's everything had remained untouched since the 1880's. There are rooms still left untouched so it is worth a visit and to discover it's history.
It was a busy day at Calke Abbey and an even busier one for the bride and groom having their special day there. A full wedding party in full swing and what a day they had. So lucky with the weather and beautiful surroundings in which to hold your nuptials. A very popular place and I can see why. Apart from not having cups and saucers which I kind of understand, easier on the washing up I suppose or maybe all the pots were being used at the wedding. Who knows, but it wouldn't stop me visiting again. We are so lucky here to have all this beauty right here on our doorstop which we tend to take for granted.
That's why I have become a National Trust member, apart from a good excuse to roam around stately homes and castles drinking lots of tea I thought I would actually take in the great British country side and explore my own land. I'm glad I have because it's stunning.
If you would like more information on Calke Abbey or any other National Trust places you can visit their website at:
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