Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Some days, you just need to wrap up warm, pack a book and a thermos, and wander off to read in the peace of the park while you wait for spring. Today is one of those days.
Another of my perk-me-up failsafes is shopping, so I've been browsing for a beautiful flask to accompany me on my caffeine-and-reading adventures.
Take, for instance, the amazing robot flask picture above. Doesn't he look sweet? This flask is on the small side, which means less cups of tea but more room in my bag for books. It's £25 from Berry Red.
A wonderful scrabble thermos combines my love of reading and hot liquids perfectly. It's even got me-appropriate words on it, like 'zesty' and 'beer'. You can get your mitts on one at House Envy for £16.95.
Next up, naturally, is another book-related masterpiece: as part of their never-ending list of merchanidse, Penguin Classics do a Kerouac 'On The Road' flask! I have excelled myself in my quest to blend literature and coffee. It's £16.95 from their online shop.
Liberty do a lovely floral flask number for £18.95, and it makes me very happy indeed. I may have to squirrel that one away for when it's sunnier, though.
Speaking of squirrels, the robot flask makers also do one with squirrels on it. I am utterly smitten, even if it is £23.50 from The Little Baby Company, which means I can't afford both that and the robot one.
Kat showed you some lovely Disaster Designs flasks last week, but this is my favourite of the range. It's the delightfully dainty songbird flask, and is an impressive £14 with free delivery from Lisa Angel.
Lastly, but very much not least, is another offering from my favourite at Wild and Wolf: the "Qwerty" flask, which is £16.95 from Amazon. The two-dimensional owner of the two-dimensional typewriter appears to have spent the day writing and re-writing the line 'All work and no play make Jack a dull boy'. Too right - all the more reason for me to head to the park to read RIGHT NOW.