Come on in and take a seat. My new/old kettle is bubbling away for you, ready to create your favourite hot drink. Will it be tea or coffee, or an instant hot chocolate? All are ready and waiting for this bubbly new boy to put into action.
The kettle was a prezzie from a pal last weekend. She knew that my lovely old copper kettle had bitten the dust and lost it's spout. 'Look what I've found you' she cried. Fantastic, what a gift. Something that works and does a job that pleases and creates comfort and enjoyment.
I'm thrilled with my new kettle. It has character and matches my 1950s green pottery storage jars that I have been collecting at junk shops and fairs for years. It also has it's own quirky way of working. This is my house so of course it couldn't just sit on the aga and bubble away merrily. oh no, our new boy isn't quite flat underneath which means that it bobs about a bit when you put it on the hot plate and makes a funny rattling sound. At first I thought this would be a death knell for the kettle, thought I couldn't stand that rattle when I put it on, but you know I have got used to it. I have worked out that if I move it to the edge of the hot plate it doesn't make too much noise. Okay so it takes a bit longer to boil, but it gets there in the end.
Compromise really I suppose. The cheapo kettle I had bought to replace my old copper one really looked tacky but boiled the water in a flash, the fact that it would probably last only a few weeks does come into play too.
So here we are in the kitchen, Bob (for it is he who bobs up and down on the aga) is bubbling away on the stove. We are ready to give you sustenance, comfort and joy – well if you can get all of those into a mug, you are in luck, this is the place to be.