Kettle: “a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, a spout and handle”.

I recently received a high tech kettle as a birthday present. It’s great. I can now boil the water at the correct temperature for all my teas. No longer do I have to take the lid off the kettle to wait until I think it’s cooled to 80 degrees. White, yellow, green, black.. all tasting perfect.

An Englishwoman from York

I’m an Alien

“I’m an alien, I’m an alien. An Englishman in New York” is what Sting sings in his single from 1988.  That’s not true of me.  As an expat in Germany, I consider myself a “tea-loving Englishwoman from York” who feels far from being an alien.  Ok, I admit that I have the odd moment when I say something stupid and people look at me as if I am from another planet!

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