The English Robin is a garden favourite of mine. I make the distinction between this member of the thrush family and its American cousin, which is closer to the size of a rather fat blackbird! The joke in our house is that the robins around here are on steroids!
I spotted this sweet little mug on eBay. I was hoping to catch one of those Emma Bridgewater mugs, but they are so expensive. When I saw this one and no-one else placed a bid, I got it for the bargain price of £2.99. It arrived safely wrapped in layers of bubble wrap and a substantial box and now I can enjoy using it during this Christmas season. It is actually a Denby mug ~ another of my dreams is to own a whole set of Denby, but I think that will have to remain on my wish list for a while longer.