Emergency Little Kettle

Being English we are a stereotypical family of tea drinkers. Love the stuff. Yorkshire Tea especially along with Twinings Fruit Infusions, Chamomile and Earl Grey.

We are currently at the new flat. There’s lots of work being done by my dad and the decorator who is called Chris. Dad warned Chris not to let me near a paint pot or any filler so I have been relegated to the very important role of “Tea Maker”. I do make a good cup of tea! Before my first visit to the flat yesterday I bought tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk. I offered my dad a cup of tea before realising I hadn’t moved any mugs in yet! So there was no tea for dad that night.

However this morning I was prepared for my job as Tea Maker. To avoid going through all of my stuff to find some mugs I borrowed some from the parents and took them to the flat. I offered Dad and Chris a cup of coffee and went to the kitchen to make it. I got the mugs out and went to boil the kettle. It then dawned on me that there was no kettle. Having failed at my job for the second time in two days I snuck over to the petrol station across the road and got two lattes. A small thing like a lack of kettle will not stop me from fulfilling my job as Tea Maker. However as I was not actually making tea I should probably rename my job to “Beverage Maker”. Actually I did not make the coffee either due to lack of kettle so I think in fact it should be “Beverage Provider”.

Anyway, I knew in order to fulfill my job I needed to acquire a kettle. I have a lovely little purple kettle waiting to be moved in but this is all packed and I am rather reluctant to unpack anything due to the amount of dust that is currently being generated by the knocking down of a piece of wall and lots of filling of the walls. So I went on a little trip to the shops to locate a cheap kettle. I went into Argos, filtered their Kettles by price and this little beauty popped up:

“Simple value cordless white kettle” which cost me the pricey sum of £5.49. I was a little bit concerned that there was no plug on the kettle so resorted to unpacking it in the middle of the town centre just to check. Turns out that when they say “cordless” they mean the actual kettle, not the electric bit it sits on and there is infact a plug! Who knew?! 

It looks and feels exactly like what you would find in a budget hotel room and is absolutely perfect for an emergency little kettle. Tea making can commence!! As long as you don’t mind waiting 10 mins for the little kettle to boil I’ll make you a lovely cuppa in exchange for you dragging all the laminate flooring we’ve turfed up down the stairs!

Nearly forgot, look at the instruction manual!


Made that very clear didn’t they! Good old Argos…. 

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