Once upon a time, not so long ago, I would spend much of my time in coffee shops. It is already documented on my blog that I was a little bit latte mad when I was pregnant and, many of my breaks during my driving instructor days would be interspersed with a Starbucks or Costa or Wild Bean or, well, anywhere that was near really.
Then, I started this blog. I used to take my laptop out with me on the road and, when I had gaps between lessons, I would utilise the free wifi in Costa using my clubcard and order myself a vanilla latte and, perhaps, a biscuit or cake. I remember finding out that I was a finalist in the 2013 BiB awards when I was blogging in Costa in Ascot! The other benefits, apart from a delicious cup of coffee and the wifi, were the readily available power points and comfortable armchairs.
Of course, things have changed since moving to Somerset. Our village does not house a Costa or Starbucks – the nearest one being a good 20 minute drive away – and I now work from home. But thankfully, with the rise of the home coffee machine, I no longer have to ignore my coffee cravings!
Back in May, I informed Ross of a major discount on the Tassimo machine via Mumsnet saving £95 and suggested he might like to consider this for my birthday. He made out that he hadn’t received the email that I had forwarded but, he exceeded expectations and not only presented me with the machine, he and Grace had also bought me plenty of pods to keep the coffee coming!
My routine – until I started the detox this week! – was to drop Grace off at school, come home, switch on the Tassimo machine, make myself my favourite latte macchiato and trundle off to my office to plough through my emails. The best thing is the taste is not far off my favourite coffee shop brews but is SO much cheaper and I don’t have to travel miles out of my way to stave the crave!
This post was inspired by Currys and where you find your coffe inspiration.
I was sent a coffee lovers bundle in return for this post, however, all words and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.