What do I bring home from my travels? Sometimes fun things, sometimes things that I treasure but never never anything with a place name!!! (Unless it's t-shirts for the greats)
When we stayed at Pitts Cottage, we had full kitchen privileges and every morning we had breakfast there. For in England there aren't "diners" where one can get biscuits and gravy and two "over easy"!!!!
And while in England, I'm a morning tea drinker . . .
The English are known for their electric tea kettles. It makes perfect sense to me -- since their stoves are smaller than ours, to free up burner space by heating one's water for morning or afternoon tea on the countertop.
I fell in love with it!!! It boiled water almost as fast as you could put the tea in the pot!!! It was wonderful. A Dualit in stainless steel, it was a gem!
So what did I do? Go to Amazon.com, of course! And there, on the American Amazon.com, was the very same tea kettle. I pressed "Add to Cart" and knew that when we arrived home a month later, my new tea kettle would be waiting for me.
And it was!!!! It looks as handsome on the counter of Linderhof as it did on the counter of Pitts Cottage. It boils water in the blink of an eye -- and it shuts itself off. How many tea kettles have I burned up because I put them on, got distracted and when I remembered -- alas, the water had burned out and the kettle was ruined!!!
I love my new "souvenir" of our stay in England. It shall be useful for many years to come. And, once home, I have switched from morning coffee to morning tea. I got into the habit, I guess!
Technically, I suppose it really isn't a souvenir for I didn't buy it over there. But I think of it as one -- one that I didn't have to tote and lug home!!!!
By the way, it works as well in the afternoon as it does in the morning. I cannot imagine living without it now!!!
It's Friday and I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. I'm showing my tea kettle and telling the world about how wonderful it is!!! Join Cindy and see other fun posts for Friday!