Anyone who has a stove-top kettle will know the all-too-easy problem of leaving it on as you do something else. That, hang- on- I'll- just- be- a- minute situation. This situation can drag on a tad. The tad extending to loading the car with stuff for the tip etc, trotting backwards and forwards, taking up time that should be spent taking the kettle off the aga.
I only witter on about this as my lovely old copper kettle is no more. I have left in on the aga once too often. It is an ex kettle, it is no more.
As I finished loading the car yesterday my thoughts flew to coffee. hmmm a nice heartening mug of the steaming brown stuff, all that caffeine would get me going again. It was at this point that I noticed something a little different about the kettle. There seemed to be something missing, something out of place. Never mind, I lift it up and realise I have let it boil dry. Trot across kitchen to fill it up. Now this is where the 'something missing' comes into play. No spout. A kettle without a spout is a pot with a hole in the side. My poor old copper kettle that has seen so much hot action over the years is dead.
I had to resort to boiling up a pan of water. I stood over it to make sure it didn't get forgotten and boil away. You know how they say a watched pot never boils, well they are right, it to a g e s. It was a very long awaited cup of coffee yesterday morning.
So this week my total is one rose bush and a copper kettle.
I now have something to search for when taking stuff to charity shops, another old copper kettle.