Lord Raglan's Coffee Pot

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Lord Raglan's Coffee Pot

Starting any day with a good cup of coffee is one of life's great pleasures. This pleasure is particularly keenly felt in the middle of the countryside to the background of the dawn chorus, the horses being saddled up for the day's riding and the Russian flora growing at such a pace during these long summer days that you almost think you can hear it grow! You can certainly see it growing!

While in London yesterday finalising my list of equipment for the ride, I was lucky enough to buy Lord Raglan's silver coffee pot at Christie's, which I plan to to use during the ride to ease those dawn starts! It is a great shame that the historic Raglan collection has now been scattered to the four winds, but I have to say that the coffee pot will be put to good use during the next few months and will return to Wales after my journey.

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