If I was feeling frivolous, I would add a shot of hazelnut syrup to liven things up. I even bought a little whizzer thingy from Ikea (bargain, 99p) and made myself a latte at home. The thing is this: I'm a bit particular about my mugs. Coffee, at home, has to be in one of these ones. Is it because they are so wide at the top and therefore have more room for hot, frothy milk?
Then, suddenly, in October, I was in the Refectory at uni and with no warning, I fancied a cup of tea! I hadn't drunk tea in about 10 years; I don't know why, I just went off it. But there I was, craving a cuppa and a KitKat. Is it a student thing, I wonder? After a week or so of drinking it at uni, I went and bought a box of teabags and haven't stopped drinking it since. The coffee mug won't do, it has to be my favourite mug...which I share in my fondness for.
When No2 comes home from school and insists on doing some cooking, who am I to stop him from making the most delicious shortbread from his favourite cookery book?
It goes perfectly with a cup of tea in the afternoon...