Hi all, it's been a while since I blogged but, as many of you twitter folk will know, I am rather addicted to tweeting! It means I tend to keep in touch with many of you on there and time flies by so fast that before I know it it's been over a month since my last blog was posted! Whoopsie…
In addition to the addiction it's been rather busy at QVC HQ with one thing and another. Have you seen our new channels? We're regularly shooting new presentations for you to enjoy on QVC Extra and QVC Style as well as our beloved QVC Beauty.
Check them out if you haven't already as there's so much to see and not just repeated presentations but brand new, never been seen before on the live channel, material! Love it. Now all I need is for QVC to sell groceries and petrol and I'll hardly ever have to leave the house to shop again!
When visiting some friends houses I notice how coordinated their crockery is..matching teacups and coffee mugs. I realised the other day just what an eclectic mix of mugs I have in my cupboard. Interestingly I also came to the conclusion that my collection of mismatched mugs is filled with sentiment and special meaning!
The mug I favour over all the others for my morning coffee is this one. It's over ten years old and was a birthday present from my children. It used to say "Princess" and was very brightly coloured. The colour and ceramic glaze have now faded but the memory is still there hence my blog title referencing a hug in a mug.
This next one we have two of as my children both received one from their school to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee. I had thought it'd be nice to keep it pristine as a collectible item but they enjoyed having their own grown up mugs at the time, being 8 & 10 years old, so they've been used and loved.
My little monster Thomas revived this as a gift about twenty years ago! Again it was a little ornament but, you can see from the repairs, it's been well loved, too! It's quite little compared to normal sized mugs and reminds me of my littler Tom. Chrissie's 18th birthday mug is almost equivalent to a pint, on the other hand! Great for a big strong mug of tea, a snuggle under the Slanket watching a movie topped off with a big bowl of popcorn to share.
This is probably looking like a boring anorak of a blog but indulge me for just a few more…each come with a memory of a birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day or just because. I wonder if its because we are a nation of tea drinkers that we love our tea drinking vessels so much!
Almost finally…a very special mug for me is this one (actually I have 3). Next month I will have been at QVC for ten years! It has flown by. You can see from the logo that this is a 'vintage' piece. I acquired them on various occasions and events..legitimately, I might add! They remind me of the old QVC premises at Battersea Park. All the initial auditions, people no longer with us who were back then and, all in all, a bygone era. I really need to get a new mug to celebrate the Chiswick Park age..a brand new era of QVC.
Finally, this is one of a pair of sweet little espresso cups and saucers that Alison Keenan bought me for my 40th birthday last year. I haven't told her that I don't have an espresso machine (oh for a kitchenaid one!) so they don't get used so much but they are very dear to me and I see them whenever I open the cupboard. I like to fill them with chocolate covered coffee beans as a little after dinner treat sometimes. They look ornamental and make me feel warm inside when I think of the exceptional lady who gifted them to me.
I could go on and on as I have even more special mugs but if I do I fear you'll all be reaching for the caffeine in your treasured mugs to keep you awake!
I hope to hear from you soon.
Much love and hugs in mugs,