Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Made in England.

William had a day off work today.  He asked me if I’d like to go to Boundary Mill and Winfield’s.  Winfield’s is a large store which amongst other things sells camping gear and that’s why William wanted to go there.  He threw Boundary Mill into the mix as a sweetener because that’s more my kind of store selling amongst other things china and glassware, all that kind of stuff, which is why I said yes, okay, let’s go. 

As it happened we only went to Boundary Mill.  William had decided for some reason that the two stores were in the same neighbourhood.  They’re not, they’re miles apart!  Let’s just say he wasn’t too happy when he realised his mistake and leave it at that.

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Anyway, we bought a few things today that we needed including these two mugs.  They’re china, which is a must for me when it comes to coffee mugs.  And what’s more they’re…

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…made in England by very nice people!  That “Made in England” bit makes me very happy because so often these days everything is made abroad somewhere and especially with china it just doesn’t seem right.  I’m sure my cuppas will taste that little bit better in future!

So that is my Simple Pleasure this week, a little message on the bottom of a china cup.  Once again I’m joining Dayle at A Collection of This and That to see what others have found pleasure in this week.

And finally, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Billy today.

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Look how happy he was when he tried this hat on.  We had a really good laugh over it and so did everyone else in the immediate vicinity.  I’m happy to report we didn’t buy it.  Suits him in a funny old kinda way though, don’t you think?

Kathleen.

14 comments:

Trish said...

I love the happy message on the base of your mugs! And I think he looks rather spiffy in the hat :-) My son had one like that and it kept him toasty warm through our cold winter. I was tempted to 'borrow' it often! blessings..Trish

Caroline said...

Oh Mother, I don't know what's funnier- Dad getting those two places that are miles apart confused, or Dad in that hat! Both make me laugh.xx

sarah said...

love that hat on him...☺☺ and those mugs are the best.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those mugs are a fun find. British folks get a bad rap for not being friendly so that's a great message on the bottom of the cup. And that hat is a hoot! I don't do hats. When I coached teeball, the kids on my team even told me that I shouldn't wear the baseball cap. Ha! That's coming from 5 year olds. Hope you are having a terrific day! :) Tammy

Victoria said...

hahahahah a hahah hahahahah
xxxx

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Kay K said...

Love the mug saying at the bottom ...I long to go to England !!

janicejohnson said...

Yay for Nice People (like you) in England! What a fun post.

Dayle said...

What wonderful coffee cups! I have two from England, purcahsed by friends who were visiting. I hope to get there myself one day.

William's hat takes the day, in my book. (hehe) Loved it!

Having you join us at Simple Pleasures is always a treat.

Bella said...

How cute! I just love the cups and the message on the bottom.

Debbie said...

Another great simple pleasures post! Kathleen, those cups make me smile. I love the "by very happy people" part. How fun!

I do beleive the man of the house looks happy in the cap. I think you should have purchased it for him!

Karen said...

Nothing can compare to a good china cup for coffee. I enjoyed looking at your fall pics. Thanks for leaving your sweet comment when you visited my place.

Sue said...

Loved the mugs, Kathleen, and I am so in agreement with you. England has the best pottery. I try and not buy from other countries anymore because the quality just isn''t there. Thank you for sharing your simple pleasure, and thank you for coming by for a visit today.
Sue

sewingseedscraftylife said...

I don't think I could have resisted a chuckle over that hat either...