Consider yourself invited!
My blogging inspiration and buddy Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews is the most prolific blogger I know. She has been the
She is also one of the loveliest people in the blogging/Facebook/Twitter community, and I just love her. Being a Mum of three, I am sure she welcomes a moment of peace and quiet with a refreshing cup of tea. Perhaps prepared in this stylish Scandi teapot? What would it be: Lapsang Souchong or English Breakfast?
And let's polish that box of Leonidas chocolate, shall we?
Karen from Lavender and Lovage blog has the best china selection in blogland, so it would be tricky to find a cup that she might not have in her collection. Karen is also the best food stylist, and in my opinion nobody can surpass her stunning food photos (and there are many splendid food blogs around).
I would offer her tea in this quirky upcycled Vintage girl cup from Melody Rose. A cup of Assam First Flush?
Jane from Onions and Paper has travelled extensively, and she is my guru when it comes to all things comping. I would offer her this amusing cup, and hope it will make her smile. As her "moment of the year" as defined by Facebook is slightly not-day-blog material and thus "cannot" be mentioned, I thought she would like this "outrageous" East of India Time to Drink mug from Beau-ti-ful. Would you care for a cup of White Wings tea, Jane?
When it comes to chocolate, there is only one and only Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. White Chocolate tea for Choclette and a bar of delicious Venchi white chocolate with salted pistachios and almonds. Typically I am not the biggest fan of the white chocolate, but this bar has converted me, it's totally moreish, and the salted nuts make all the difference (I have also tried the original Venchi white chocolate with nuts, and wasn't that impressed, look for the salted nuts' variety!).
And just because I find this reindeer mug from Butterfly Lane utterly cute, I would add it to my collection of mugs and offer this cuppa to Choclette.
Leta aka wise and wonderful Attachment Mummy has given birth to her third daughter, just in time for Christmas (what a wonderful Christmas gift ever?!). As a Mum of a newborn, she surely appreciates a good night's sleep (what's that, you may ask?!), so no caffeine for her please. Maybe a nice calming cup of Mint infusion? especially when it is presented in a festive bauble?
Moomins have been part of my world since early childhood, and I think every child and grown-up needs a Moomin book in their life, as well as a mug. I bet Leta's girls will love it.
When I try to imagine the real kitchen of Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen, I think there are lots of cook books and clever gadgets, with a cottagey-feel interior (I might be totally wrong, and Janice favours a modern style decor). Christmas Jumper mug would be my offering to Janice. And Sticky Toffee tea?
Deb from Aspie in the Family has had a challenging year, and I would love to give her a hug. Her blog is a testament to parenting commitment and dedication. Deb is an inspirational lady who is very passionate and eloquent. A Hug Mug from Alessi for Deb, and some strong brew, maybe Whittard's 1886 blend.
Fiona from London Unattached is one sophisticated lady who knows how to entertain in style. She travels, she cooks, she blogs. Her 5:2 recipes look so good, you wouldn't believe they are low-cal. This set from the British Library is my choice for Fiona ( as well as the Russian Caravan tea, well, Fiona has been to Marivanna a few times).
Cook and food writer Dom from Belleau Kitchen is a perfect gentleman as well as the kitchen god. If you are hungry, better not read his blog, wait until you had a meal, or your tummy will rumble. His mouthwatering recipes would tempt a saint. Dom, a Perfect Gentleman cup was made for you. And would you care for some Earl Grey Creme?
Angie from Cakes Photos Life is a very enthusiastic fundraiser and a talented blogger. Her love of life is shining through all her posts and photos. And her cakes are stunning!
For you, Angie, and your little man who is simply wonderful, these two warm Forever Friends mugs from Hallmark. And Honey Bee Beautiful tea, because you are beautiful!
And for myself I will choose this vintage recycled Kissing Couple teacup and saucer, because I love costume dramas. As for tea, I will choose good old Earl Grey from Twinings (original, please, not the new variety). This is always my first cup of the day, I am not able to function without an early cup of Earl Grey with a slice of lemon and sugar.
Wouldn't it be just fab to see all my favourite blog writers together?!
There are many more blogs that I enjoy reading and haven't mentioned here, who inspire me and make me think. Happy new year to you all!
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