30 November 2013

John Lewis Secret Santa: The Reveal

A few weeks ago the John Lewis PR team were kind enough to contact me and invite me to participate in their Blogging Secret Santa, and matched me up with Heather, a proper photographer and Foodie who blogs at Breakfast by the Sea.

Disclaimer: We received gifts for participating, but no positive reviews were requested in exchange. My (many) opinions are only ever my own.

 
 

You all know that I'm a card carrying, silver fern wearing, flat-white swilling Kiwi, and I am proper fussy about my coffee. So, I can't tell you how stoked I was to receive my own kitchen-top flat-white producer - a Bosch Tassimo Charmy.

Commuting hasn't ever looked so rosy, as done clutching a hot cup of proper joe of late. I've been playing with a variety of flavours and cheery warming spices from the nearby spice rack as well as the flavours on offer with the coffee capsule thingees {that's the technical term}.


It's a great little machine, and well sized - it doesn't take up much room in our very London-kitchen sized benches.
 
I've always been a little dubious about Secret Santas but I think I've been converted. Thank you Heather, and John Lewis. You're both ace and are contributing significantly to keeping this blog fuelled with essential caffeine supplies over the festive season.
 
 
I've even caught Mr Kiwi red-handed getting sneaky evening caffeine fixes in, not offering me one as it's so quick to use he thought he'd get away with it. Cheeky.
 
Just a small note for any one who gets one of these for their families on Christmas Day - get them a few coffee capsules as well or they won't be able to use it for a post-Cake digestif until the next day.
 
Oh, I hope Heather likes hers!

10 comments :

  1. I love my Tassimo machine, it was a brilliant purchase, so to get one as a gift would be splendiferous! If you like sweet coffee drinks, try the Costa Caramel Lattes, they are lush!

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    1. Oooh, I'm putting them onto my 'to order' list, thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Now this is a nice Secret Santa gift! The last time I did a Secret Santa I got a bag of licorice. :o) So what did you get Heather?

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    1. It was an AWESOME Secret Santa gift, one that will certainly keep in giving!
      I selected her a beautiful saucepan that I hope she likes.

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  3. What a lovely surprise! We just have a french press for now but one day something like this would be great!

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  4. Oooh, this is exactly what I'm getting my lovely husband for Christmas! Great tip about the capsules!

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  5. Score!! This sure beats the usual secret santa's of joke socks, head massagers, and quality reading such as fifty sheds of grey.

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    1. This is the uber Secret Santa gift!

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