pied piper of hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 1

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…

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 2

…revealing the head of a rat. Awesome. :)

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 3

I’m particularly fond of the graphic on the mug because it reminds me of The Bloggess’ screaming stuffed weasel, Juanita. Also awesome.

Pied Piper of Hamelin mug 5

comfort – cooling off my rooms

bookshelves and blue dressers

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 appreciate spareness.

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Photo theme for March: Comfort

comfort – flip flops

purple flip flops

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.

I appreciate comfortable footwear.

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Photo theme for March: Comfort