Take three with a cup of tea / Danni Stoker - thatgentmark.com

I asked blogger Danni to describe her day in tea...

Do you have a daily routine?
I get up at 6.30am, have breakfast and then head off to work, where my day job is a graphic designer for a small marketing agency. I try to spend most lunchtimes going for a walk and photographing anything I may find along the way – it’s normally flowers! I get home about 6.30pm and spend the evening working on my blog or on Pinterest looking for inspiration, anything to avoid doing housework!

When's your first cup of tea?
It’s when I get to work around 9am with the next cup swiftly following at 10am! I like to drink it whilst checking my to do list and emails, after those first few sips I’m ready for the day.

What's your preferred tea-making ritual?
I put the teabag into my cup and add the water as soon as it’s boiled. If I’m feeling patient I’ll let it brew for 5 minutes, the stronger the better, but more often than not I’ll stir and jab the teabag with my spoon to get the most out of the leaves. I’ll then squeeze it against my cup before adding a dash of milk.

Did you drink tea as a child?
Only on a Sunday when we visited my aunty for Sunday lunch. She used to make my sister’s and I a cup of tea in her finest china with a generous spoonful of sugar, it was deliciously sweet and never dissolved properly which meant the last few sips were the best! I really found my taste for tea when I was 16, taking regular tea breaks when I should have been revising for my exams.

Confess. Can you say no to biscuits or cake?
I try to be good most of the time but no, I can’t say no! For someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth I can’t resist a biscuit with my tea if they’re on offer!

Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
My first cup of the day is my favourite both during the week and at the weekends, it’s what I look forward to the most in a morning.

Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
My morning cuppa, I need that first hit of tea to get my day going.

Milk or tea in the cup first?
Definitely tea! You have to let the tea brew and diffuse properly and I can make it stronger this way. My theory and saying for adding milk last is “you can add, but you can’t take away!”

And finally, any projects or news you’d like to talk about?
I’m planning my wedding, which being a creative means I’m very particular about the little details! I’ve also just started writing once a week for Ohh Deer on their design blog Creative Safari, my posts should be live very soon! This is exciting as I’ve only been blogging 18 months and my resolution this year was to get networking – so far so good! 


Danni Saw This celebrates life’s little quirks and random moments, along with a few design elements thrown into the mix. I like to look out for the unusual or anything that catches my eye and makes me smile. I love to find something when I’m least expecting it, and you can always find me with my camera in hand ready to shoot that expected fun find.
www.dannisawthis.co.uk   @dannistoker