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

Do you have a daily routine?
I wake up to the sound of two alarms going off simultaneously – both Chris and I are so paranoid that one bleating alarm won’t be enough to wake at least one of us up that we both put multiple alarms on with different ringtones! After snoozing for a few {hours} minutes, Chris then makes us tea and I get on with getting dressed and making myself look at least a little presentable for work. Mornings are normally quite relaxed in our house as I live about 5-10 minutes walk from where I work, so there’s usually no rush. Once I’m in work, I go straight to my locker where I keep all of my own tea-making apparatus. I don’t use the work communal spoons or mugs – I’m not a heathen. I then make my second cup of the day, which takes me through the morning. I’m trying to drink more water, so I reward myself with a cup of tea if I feel like I’ve drunk enough water.

When's your first cup of tea?
Whenever I’ve nagged Chris enough to get out of bed and make me tea, and bring it to me while I’m still rolled up in the duvet. I’d say this normally occurs anywhere between 7:30am and 8am.

What's your preferred tea-making ritual?
In work we have this really funky tap that gives out boiling water on one side and cold on the other. Once I’ve put my teabag and sweetener in my mug, I whack in some of this already boiled water, and grab the milk from the tea-club fridge. Yep, we’ve got a tea-club in work and it’s amazing. Bit of milk poured in, and jobs a good’un.

Did you drink tea as a child?
I can’t remember as lucidly as others, but I do seem to remember bottles/sippy cups filled with really milky tea when I was a toddler, so I’m gonna say yes. I’ve drank tea for as long as I can think back to, though.

Confess. Can you say no to biscuits or cake?
Am I the first person to say yes? I’m one of those weirdos who prefers a packet of crisps over a biscuit. Savoury lass 4evs. But to be honest, where I work there are constantly cakes and sweets and biccies circulating as it’s kind of a done thing to bring them in when it’s your birthday/you’ve been on holiday/got married/got through the week without crying. So 3/5 days of the week there are always snacks around, and if I indulged in them all I’d be the size of a house.

Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
Probably the second cup when I get into work. The first cup that Chris makes me isn’t as satisfying as I always ask him to put a little bit of cold in it so I can down it really quickly while I get ready, and sometimes I leave it just that moment too long and it becomes icy cold. The second cup reminds me what it’s all about.

Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
The one during the mid-afternoon-slump. When you’ve eaten your lunch and you feel like you’ve got nothing to look forward to until food later that evening, and then BAM, you remember that you can solve this sadness with a cup of tea.

Milk or tea in the cup first?
TEA. Anyone who can measure the appropriate amount of milk to go in tea without first making the tea must be a witch.

And finally, any projects or news you’d like to talk about?
Chris and I are moving from York to Newcastle in about 6 weeks time, so I’ll be blogging about all the fun that moving house and city and job can bring. Join me to find out how I’ll be coping – or not - with all the change!

Plus, I’ll be running a really snazzy blog giveaway once I reach 600 twitter followers or 40 bloglovin’ followers – so do follow me!


I’m a Welsh lass who loves stories, the sea, adventures with the man in my life, and making lists (and never completing them).  Doer of: yoga, running, collecting seaglass (yes, it’s a thing), sewing, crafts, reading, charity shop rummaging, cooing over dogs and cats. Collector of: aesthetically pleasing notebooks, classic novels, washi tape, travel guidebooks. Join me whilst I try to navigate life as a newbie to the North-East