A week ago I was at my first Liberal Drinks, during which I became used to being introduced as "our friend Debi, she is a small-l liberal", and at which I finally met Charlotte Gore
, who I am assured is not a Tory.
I don't know what happened to the conversation, but it became about mugs. Not just any mugs, but mugs that Belong to a person.
This is my mug. The mug is mine. I will use it preferentially for my morning coffee, afternoon tea, anytime I need a mug, actually. I'm so possessive over it that I don't like seeing anyone else drinking out of it, and I don't generally drink out of any other mugs (well, except for two specific ones).
I bought it a few years ago at Nauticalia, who sell a range of mugs featuring English Heritage blue plaques visible around the country. The blue plaque on this one specifically is actually on the Darwin Building at UCL, where I was a student and where I currently work at the Grant Museum. So not only does it represent evolutionary science and Darwin himself, but also my alma mater. Where I come from intellectually as well as biologically.
Plus it's bigger than normal cups and I can get extra coffee.
Do you have a mug, a mug that is Yours - at home?
Kind of? Let me explain...
Do you have a mug, a mug that is Yours - at your workplace?
This is as complicated as the home question. See you in the comments!