Thursday, 10 July 2014

a Polka Hearts mug by Emma Bridgewater

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This year marks the one year anniversary of sorts, of me being at my job, making huge life decisions and also the endings and new beginnings as I am about to start teacher training in September. It has been a bit of a long wait for me in some aspects, and I'm literally itching to start my course. Next week I'll be meeting my new class, which is so nerve-wracking yet so exciting at the same time! 
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I have had my eye on the Emma Bridgewater personalised range for a very long time and I always knew that I wanted a personalised mug for work. It's been on my 'to buy' list for a while now, but when Emma Bridgewater e-mailed with an offer for free personalisation, I had to buy it. Lettering costs £1 per letter, so I saved £11 on the mug which was a steal at £20!

It took me ages to decide what design to go for. I asked friends and family 'what would you pick' to get a majority vote. I already have the limited edition Copella Apple design mug, and half wished I could get that personalised! 

In the end, I opted for the Polka Hearts 1/2 Pint Mug after much deliberation between this design and the Zinnias design. I may one day buy the Zinnias one and personalise it with 'Dear Wildflower' as I was so pleased with this mug! 

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As it was free personalisation, I even got the base personalised with the name of my school. I have every intention of staying at my school for the rest of my life (hopefully) but even if I don't, it's nice to have the school which changed my life hand painted onto the bottom of such a special creation.

Next week, I'll be writing a piece delving further into my teaching, so keep your eyes open for that!
If you have been thinking of an Emma Bridgewater piece for yourself or as a gift, I would say 100% go for it. The quality is superb and when I opened my package from them, I was more than overjoyed! I love all of Emma Bridgewater's items... Sunday I even brought a weekly to do list on my way to see McBusted in Hyde Park... I only nipped to Boots for a disposable camera! (I'm probably the only person who goes to a festival and ends up coming back with stationary!) 

What Emma Bridgewater pieces do you own? Or do you have your eye on something?
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