So, you know how way way back in January, I said I was going to raise enough money on eBay to buy a proper coffee machine? Well, I'd love to report that I'd managed to sell £150 of stuff (in my dreams...) but rather more surprisingly, I've changed my mind. Doesn't happen often, I freely admit (I'm a determined sort of lady/woman/girl/hot mama). I got as far as £43.20 before caving in and buying a stove-top espresso maker to tide me over for a while.
But I'm hooked. It's the low-techness of it that I love - fill the bottom with water, add a scoop of coffee to the filter, screw in the top and then stick on the stove for five minutes, until the sound of bubbling coffee manifests. As far as I can tell, all that might go wrong is having to buy a new rubber seal at some point. Bargain.