Any pedants keeping track of the many weaknesses that I detail here on Domestic Sluttery will have completed their first exercise book and enjoyed a slight stationery frisson as they open their second. At least Superman concentrated all his weaknesses into one - kryptonite - mine are everywhere around.
Place mats are one. For many years mugs took over any space I had, until I settled on a number of Dunoon's giant Glencoe ones. But oh my goodness - coasters. I love coasters. Years ago I bought my friend some of these beautiful Just Noey ones, and the one souvenir I brought back from my trip to Singapore was a lovely set from Raffles Hotel.
Maybe it's an organisation porn thing. Still, having coasters hasn't prevented me and my visitors getting stains all over the lovely ottoman my mother made me one birthday (any dead-cert stain removal tips would be welcomed; they ain't budging.)
Superfumi, who I fell in love with at Brixton's Crafty Fox Market (Sel wrote about their other goodies last year).
Enchanted Forest coasters are lovely, without setting your teeth on edge by being overly primary school. I adore the colour match of the fox against the stark black and white of the trees, and I've never seen such a terrifyingly dead-eyed Bambi outside of my nightmares. In fact all the colours here work really nicely, and again, you can mix and match.
Superfumi's coasters are £4 each and UK postage and packaging costs £1.20. Worldwide p&P is £2.20.
Now. Can someone tell me how to get the stains out of my ottoman?