How do you take yours? Our every day cuppa is loose leaf Yorkshire Tea; strong, in a nice mug, with just a dash of milk and no sugar. Whatever your preference – from builders’ tea in the allotment shed to Darjeeling at the Savoy, you’ll find lots of items to enhance the experience in this week’s Etsy list.
It was Burns Night last night in Scotland (if not all around the world!). It’s a commemoration, on his birthday, of the life & works of poet Robert – aka Rabbie – Burns.
The annual celebration usually involves saying grace, a poetry recitation, bagpipe playing, a supper of soup & haggis, numerous speeches and a few Scotch whisky toasts interspersed throughout the evening.
The best we ever tasted was on a trip to New York a decade or so ago. We bought it from Dale and Thomas, a popcorn shop on Broadway – they sold about 20 different flavours; sweet, savoury, smoky and spicy, we were spoilt for choice. We finally decided on the ‘chocolate chunk ‘n’ caramel’ – it was a popcorn revelation!
I’ve tried to recreate it a few times but the results have never even been close. I do make a mean salted toffee popcorn though…
Yesterday saw the end of the Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks for another year. And what a glorious winter’s day it was too! Bright sunshine, blue sky and crisp & frosty underfoot. We’ve had a leisurely stroll through Etsy to look at the various representations of this simple pleasure – snow, woodland and dogs feature prominently – our idea of the perfect winter walk!
2015 is only a couple of days away, have you got yourself a planner for the new year yet? Do you rely on a calendar, year planner, journal or diary? Whichever you’re after, you’ll find something to suit in this week’s Etsy List.
From a beautiful set of letterpress coasters (who doesn’t love a multi-purpose calendar that’s still going to be useful in 2016?) to font-tastic framed artworks; an upcycled classic children’s book to a personalised leather-bound journal. My favourite of the bunch has to be the miniature typewriter desk calendar, it’s instantly downloadable and a snip at less than a fiver!