Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Teacup Tag

The Mother of this Lot has tagged me to show my teacups!

Now, I lost my favourite mug at work (click here for the sorry story), so I'm a little distraught on this subject. I'm a real teabelly and have to have several cups a day so my mug is very important to me.

I'm also a MIF, I'm afraid (milk in first). Apparently, if you are a TIF (tea in first) it's because you are used to china cups which can take the heat, but a MIF has to put milk in her pottery mug first to avoid breakage. (Another relic of the English class system!)

Anyhow here's my favourite mug at home, together with husband's:

Can you tell whose is whose?

Now I'd like to see the teacups of Reluctant Housewife, Sass e-mum and Mamageek please!


the mother of this lot said...

Definitely an MIF, even though I will only drink out of china.

I think MIF is meant to be a touch 'common'.

Oh well.

THE MOM BOMB said...

Thanks for settings this uncouth American straight on the ways of MIFs and TIFs. At first I thought you were referring to yourself as a MILF, in which case I thought: You go, girl!

Working mum said...

OK, just had to google 'MILF' and I'm still laughing now. I'm definitely a MIF (no 'L')!!!

Swearing Mother said...

Please tell me you're not a teabag in first, then milk, then boiling water. Never brews a good cuppa. Always looks like cat's pee.

Sass E-mum said...

I'm a TIF. This is not because I'm posh though, it's because I use teabags. I wish I had the discpline to always make a pot of tea - but they dribble, need lots of cleaning and don't keep tea hot enough.

My tea has to be super hot. According to Recarro I must have asbestos innards. Cold tea is one of the most disgusting things in the world. Freaks me out to see anyone drinking it.

Fun tag. By the way - re a comment you left recently - I've just dropped Ellie off at the childminders. First game of the day was pretend ironing. Weird girl.

Also, I was called a MILF about six months ago by one of Recaro's drinking/golfing buddies. I know I'm supposed to be offended, but have to confess that I wasn't.

Sorry for the essay and the over-sharing.

The Lehners in France said...

Hi, I called in to see you tea cup tag. I think you've got some rather nice mugs. I've just had a throwing out spree, so I'm going to be scratching around a bit. Pud x

Reluctant Housewife said...

Those cups are so cute!

Thanks for the tag... I'm off taking photos of my cups right now.

Amanda said...

I'm glad I was not the only one all confused about the MILF's. I was wondering what was going on over here.

The only mug I have in the house is for my Christmastime Hot Chocolate.

I know I've mentioned this before but we southerner's serve our tea in a glass with ice and tons of sugar. Either way I don't drink it. Just Dr. Pepper for me.

Working mum said...

Swearing mother don't fret. I'm a MIF with a teapot.

Sass e-mum - the trick is to get yourself an insulated teapot from a camping shop - fantastic!

Amanda - I know Americans have never 'got' the tea thing. It's the thing I miss most when I've been there on holiday. Those yellow Twinings bags with lukewarm water are enough to put anyone off. You need to get some Tetleys!

And to anyone who hasn't worked it out yet - I'm the head gardener, of course!

Mean Mom said...

Love tea. Has to be Yorkshire, loose, quite strong and drunk at just the right temperature. Definitely MIF. A touch common? I think you'd already guessed.

Nicol said...

I love tea cups, I collect them. I can honestly say that I didn't know about the MIF or the TIF. I guess I didn't think it made a difference. I will have to be careful the next time.