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Mild hysteria – and a competition to compensate!

17/05/2012 | By

Greeting friends, from chic Milano! We have been most unstylish in this stylish city for just a few days and leave tomorrow for the reputedly gorgeous Como region – but more of that another time.  This morning found me in mild hysterics, sobbing over the keyboard and beseeching this blog to load – all to no avail; the page remained stubbornly, heartbreaking blank.  Never having been one to take these little set-backs in a laid back fashion, I wept, raged, rent my clothing and hyperventilated.  When none of that changed the situation I contacted my server who informed me that an up-grade (about which I had been informed) meant air-silence for me for 2-4 hours.  I decided that I could probably cope with that and went out for brunch instead. Voila!  When we arrived back in our hotel room, all was as it should be.

To celebrate the successful escape from this close brush with collapse I am launching a little competition – with special thanks to Everten who have supplied a fittingly stylish prize.  The loot in question is a set of three Mastrad 100 ml, double walled glasses – ideal for individual desserts or injections of heart-starting espresso coffee.  Mastrad is a French company specialising in stylish, functional and high quality kitchen accessories and these glasses – being made of heatproof borosilicate glass which is thicker than easily broken, similar products – exemplify these qualities.

Anyone can enter by just leaving a comment below. For extra chances to win just “Like” either Lambs Ears and Honey and/or Everten on Facebook and/or follow Lambs Ears and/or Everten on Twitter. Just follow the prompts below – and good luck!

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  1. Kate

    Oh how I can see myself taking my coffee in one of those fabulous little glasses !
    Enjoy Como – it’s on my bucket list !

  2. Barbara

    Oh I know that feeling. I once forgot to renew my domain name and a squatter grabbed it and the wanted to sell it back to mefor more than I could afford. A few tearful phone calls andheeventually gave it back. Sounds like you are having a wonderfulholiday Amamda. xo

  3. InTolerant Chef

    Do you find the coffee better back here or over there? My friend I’d a huge coffee snob and swears it’s thousands of times better at home at his local cafe.

  4. Johanna

    Wow, have fun in Como :) Italy must be so beautiful this time of the year….

  5. kelly

    think im doing this corretly- hope you’re now having a more relaxing time! lol love some glasses!

  6. Hotly Spiced

    I do like the sound of these serving glasses. Love that they are hard to break – that’s the sort of glassware we need around here. I gave you a FB like a while ago. Happy travels! xx

  7. Mel B (Honey You Baked)

    I’m planning on a layered dessert for the May Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Tea Theme. These would be perfect for showing off what I hope withal be also perfect layers of sweet tea dessert-tea(!) goodness…

  8. Georgia

    Oh what beautiful glasses! That coffee looks irresistible in them!

    And brunch is always a good remedy for mild hysteria :)

  9. Kassandra

    Thanks for the giggle.
    I love the little glasses. Wish I could enjoy them with coffee and chocolate just as in the picture :)

  10. Amanda

    Bec – I’m a tea girl, so the coffee is a mystery to me. The Husband is a complete coffee addict, though, and he is finding it a little “hit & miss” here in Italy so far. I don’t think many realise just how lucky we are to have such fantastic coffee in Australia – it’s a hard act to follow.

  11. Narelle Rock

    coffee flavoured mousse, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

  12. Carly

    They look gorgeous Amanda! :)

  13. Roz Taylor

    Perhaps when you run into Clooney visiting his Como lake house you can shoot back some of his Nespresso from your Mastrads!

  14. Sharon Fawcett

    I’d love to try making a deconstructed chocolate tart to put into these gorgeous little glasses.

  15. Alex

    I’ve seen loads of verrine recipes so I reckon I’d make use of these glasses to try some out.

  16. Ruth

    I’ve been jonesing for glasses like that for a really long time. Useful and chic!

  17. S Armstrong

    A gorgeous giveaway for coffee fanatics

  18. Grace

    I want these cups. I’d heaps make Nigella’s in them. How amazing would that be??

  19. shaheen

    chocolate and rosemary mousse.

  20. Leenie

    Great for my cold brew coffee!

  21. Liz O

    Heart starters in the a.m. in these glasses would take me back to where you are!

  22. Michelle V

    I’d love to serve individual berry tirimisu in them! Yum!!!

  23. Lizzy (Good Things)

    Too funny Amanda… I agree, though. IT hiccups can put me into quite a spin too!

    Those glasses would make my morning macchiato keep snuggly warm, methinks!

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