Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fancy a cuppa?


I buy books for their covers and wine for their pretty labels. I like the way they look on my shelves and they make me happy. I’m shallow. What can I say. Sorry.

So it’s hardly surprising that when I spied this twinkly little number peeking out at me from the shelves in my local M&S, I did a little skip, popped it in my basket and danced all the way home.

On went the kettle, out came my mug, up went my feet and I didn’t leave the sofa for about an hour. Completely calming, scented and zingy and so seriously yummy that I don’t feel in the slightest bit guilty about my grocery vanity.

Go on – get down to M&S and get all cosy smug like me.


Organic Green Tea with Lemon
Marks and Spencer

WIN a box of the above tea! 

Just leave a comment below or RT and follow me on Twitter!
Competition ends Wednesday 6th April

Good luck ladybugs x 


One, Two, Tea: Poppy Treffry

You know you like someone when your pulse quickens, you get wibbly and sweaty and doodle their name on any scrap of paper you can find. With hearts.

I never thought a tea cosy could have the same affect, but it did. I’m smitten. A smitten kitten. A smitten kitten with a tea cosy.

If you have not stumbled across the lovely Poppy Treffry before, consider yourself introduced. Based in a bustling fishing village in deepest Cornwall, you can find Poppy chugging away on her beloved Singer sewing machine, conjuring up must-have pretties for your kitchen and home. All her goodies are inspired by the life she leads and the twinkly world around her and you can feel the Cornish love bursting out of every tea towel, egg cosie and teapot. (Ooh, or mobile phone holder).

Pretty pastels, English nostalgia, a lovely feel of mixyuppy print and pattern combined with her trademark wonky collage gives all of Poppy Treffry’s wares a warm and cosy feel. 

She and her team of happy bandits pride themselves on keeping their local traditions alive; fishing and art have always happily mixed together and the spirit of this quirky custom is alive and kicking at Poppy Treffry Towers, not least by Poppy keeping her precious needles and threads in fish boxes, (de-ponged).

So there you have it. For a beautiful tea time treat that’s made with real fingers and thumbs and lashings of Cornish love, get yourself over to her website immediately. Or, if you fancy a jaunt, why not nip over to her sunny shop in St Ives? 

She’ll be sure to get the kettle on…

Win these Poppy Treffry goodies!

Lucky you! To be in with a chance to win the above tea cosy, gorgeous mug and a pack of Poppy Treffry’s own delicious Earl Grey tea, it’s as easy as one, two, tea.

All you have to do is just one of the following things. However, each one you do counts as an additional entry, so you can be counted up to 7 times! (If you are already doing any of the below they will also be counted as entries).
2. If you have received this in your inbox, forward it to someone new.
3. Leave a comment below
4. Follow me and RT the competition on Twitter
5. Follow this blog publicly, by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button, top left of my blog, (under the Twitter sign)
6. Become a fan on my Facebook page
7. Sign up to Poppy Treffry’s mailing list! It’s right there on her home page – go go gadgets!

Winner to be picked on Friday 25th March. 
Good luck popsicles!