You know how, when you have so many other things to do, blogging random stuff always becomes the first priority, somehow. Procrastination? Definitely, no question. Today is one of those days. So onto my first post it is!
As mentioned in the about me section, one of my biggest smallest joy in life is drinking tea from one of my favourite tea mugs. I recently moved to Finland for an exchange of 5 months. The move meant that I had to leave my flat in the Netherlands, for good, and thus, store everything in boxes with my family. 5 months is nothing, you might say. But because I am also starting an intern-ship in London right after my exchange, I’ll be gone for a whole year. You might be wondering why I’m telling you this by now, don’t worry there’s a point to all this! Packing up my stuff wasn’t difficult for most of it. However, one thing I had never really realised before was this: packing up everything for a year also meant I wouldn’t be drinking tea from my favourite mugs for a whole year. And against all expectations, packing those mugs was a lot harder than packing up my favourite books!(which says a lot)
I don’t know how and when this happened. Maybe it was the influence of one of my besties from Belgium. But I had been enjoying tea for years. It’s just recently that I noticed, tea mugs are kind of magic; in the way that no matter how bad you feel, drinking tea from that one certain mug comforts you and make the world seem right again, if even for a few minutes. I know that part of this magic comes from the fact that most mugs I own were given to me as a present, or bought on a trip abroad, but one cannot deny the pleasures of hot tea with honey in a mug that fits comfortably between your hands! The mug shown in the picture above is one I recently bought here. My apartment didn’t have any cups or mugs, and the past weeks I’ve been looking around and this one was perfect(not too expensive, perfect hold and the right size) so now I can finally fully enjoy my tea here too!(The Tardis coasters recently arrived from my bestie in Belgium ❤ Making my tea even more pleasant!)
So what do you think? Do you have this one(or several) mug(s) that always manages to comfort you? Do you buy them yourself, or usually get them as present? Or did you never really think about tea mugs like this? Share your thoughts!:)