We thought we were on the home stretch. We thought we saw the light at the end of the wintery tunnel. The nights were getting lighter & the beautiful snowdrops were gracing us with their appearance.
Alas, spring has not yet sprung. The so-called 'Beast from the East' & 'Storm Emma' are upon us.
(although we're not entirely sure why the first one sounds like the end of all days & the latter is named after a Jane Eyre novel)
Batten down the hatches folks!
Just like every time we get a flurry of snow in the UK... the end may possibly be nigh. But, hold on, don't panic. We're British. And whilst Canada may laugh hysterically at our blizzard-handling techniques... what we truly do well is a good ol' cuppa.
A soothing cup of tea to warm your bones whilst it's apparently colder than the Arctic Circle outside.
Or maybe coffee is more your thing? Or a fruit-infused tea perhaps? Or... gin?
Here's the CM Team's favourite beverages that keep us fuelled for the day...
Mark is a man of two halves. Coffee in the morning & tea in the afternoon. Mark usually makes all the hot drinks for him & Hannah.
Hannah only touches tea; your basic PG Tips sort of bag. No fancy tea leaves for her. But to everyone's disgust Hannah likes it milky & weak. She also can't drink coffee, despite loving the smell of ground coffee beans and being partial to a coffee-flavoured chocolate, it makes her heart race and palms sweat.
Shell's tea-drinking routine must always include the most enormous mug in existence plus a biscuit (or two). Her favourite hot drink being Twining's green & black tea blend.
Self-admittedly, Danielle is a bit of an anomaly. As in... she doesn't like tea (gasp!). But if it's a matter of life & death (or keeping warm) she is partial to a coffee or hot chocolate. Mostly she prefers squash (not the sport).
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