When my former boyfriend and his family paid me a visit a few weeks ago, they brought a few small gifts, including this fun, temperature-sensitive mug advertising the 750th anniversary of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (otherwise known as Hameln, Germany).
Above is how the mug looks at room temperature. It’s dark grey, with a tiny logo and a line of text.
Add a hot beverage, however, and the mug’s glaze immediately begins to change colour…
…revealing the head of a rat. Awesome. :)
I’m particularly fond of the graphic on the mug because it reminds me of The Bloggess’ screaming stuffed weasel, Juanita. Also awesome.
On Thursday night (after the outdoor daytime temperature went above 20C (68F), and the indoor temperature in my apartment got above 27C (80F), I visually “cooled” my room by putting away any clutter. In the summer, when it can get over 37C (100F), I get super minimalistic with my interior decorating, and try to stick with as much white as possible.
I’ve been wearing flip-flops since the middle of this week. The outdoor temperature has skyrocketed (although in this part of the world, we can still get snow up until the end of April or so, so I’m not putting away my boots yet).
I have over a dozen pairs of flip-flops. They are my go-to summer footwear of choice.