I don't think my obsession with all things tea & biscuits will ever really falter: the history of taking tea, it's Britishness, is something I adore - for me, tea & biscuits evoke such nostalgia, and a feeling of calm.
I didn't think you could get much better than a strong cuppa and a few Custard Cream biscuits on the side, until I was introduced to the GIANT Custard Cream (available in Tesco and Costa Coffee)...now this is the stuff that dreams are made of...
Is this not a biscuit of dreams? Roughly 4 times the size of a standard Custard Cream...yes please! Huge thanks to Kirsty from Yoshi for sending me this giant hunk of deliciousness! :-)
Drinking tea, eating biscuits, dunking, all those familiar biscuit flavours, the nostalgia from my childhood, the pop as the biscuit tin opens, the sugar rush that follows, that calming affect that first sip of tea has, my love of mugs, and how aesthetically pleasing the different varieties of biscuits are...all this combined means that anything remotely biscuit related is likely to be fully embraced by me!
Biscuit-related paraphernalia at Mrs Bishop's abode
My house is filling up with biscuit-related paraphernalia and I love it. I love that when friends, family members and blog readers see biscuity items they automatically think of me.
Even the people at Yoshi Bags support my biscuit-addiction: last month they very kindly sent me a beautiful package of biscuity-goodness, and I'm super excited to show you what they sent...
You might remember back in October last year I shared this post where I featured their stunning Bourbon Biscuit bag. I've used and used this bag over the past 7 months - it has become my go-to handbag, the soft brown leather matches pretty much everything I wear - and I still get comments on the bag almost every time I use it. I love how it is a functional/useful handbag that on first glance looks pretty neutral - then on closer inspection is super quirky and fun!
This time the wonderful, clever, fellow-biscuit-obsessed people at Yoshi have designed a stunning Custard Cream biscuit inspired leather collection including a cross body shoulder bag, purse and keyring - and my oh my are they stunning!
They've hit the nail on the head once again with this latest design. Not only is the bag and purse made from the softest cream coloured leather I've ever felt, the detailing of the Custard Cream design is exquisite!
The Custard Cream Leather Cross Body Bag £50 and Custard Cream Leather Applique Coin Purse £12.50 from Yoshi Bags
Custard Cream Leather Coin Purse from Yoshi Bags
Here's the bag's vital statistics:
I've so enjoyed wearing this beauty out and about - its first proper outing was my cousin's 50th Birthdy party last month, which was a black tie event. It was so nice to get all dressed up and have a grown up night out with hubby (Bert had a sleepover at his Nanny & Grandads' house!) Being as I'm so heavily pregnant - I don't have that many fashion/outfit choices right now - my small capsule maternity wardrobe is my only option, and I'm pretty bored of everything in it to be honest. I opted for my plain black wrap dress for the black tie party, so it was nice to perk it up a little with such a fun bag to accessorise.
Accessorising for a black-tie party with my Yoshi Custard Cream bag!
To see Yoshi's full biscuit range of bags, purses and keyrings (including Bourbon, Custard Cream and Jammy Dodger designs) then head to this page.
I wonder what designs they'll be launching next?