Drink in thea fine words of Nottinghamshire Legends
Have you ever wanted your brew to say something about you and the county you live in? The Nottingham Tourism Centre, in partnership with In Spades design, has created these quirky Quote Mugs which are simple, straight to the point, and a lovely nod to Nottingham’s Heritage.
There are a range of quotes and colours on offer, from the saucy Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence, “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it”, to Lord Byron’s famous words, “A celebrity is one who is known by many persons he is glad he doesn’t know”.
If you fancy yourself as more of a Brian Clough fan, there is always the tongue in cheek, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business but I was in the top one”.
If you’re more adept at the Nottingham lingo, then you may enjoy getting your lips around “Pour us some more tea duck, it’s thirsty work falling down stairs,” from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Allan Sillitoe.
Dancing on Ice fans can enjoy whetting their whistle out of a mug that quotes the legendary ice champion Christopher Dean. “Tonight we reached the pinnacle. I don’t remember the performance at all. It just happened,” after Torvill and Dean’s spectacular gold medal win for their Bolero performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
The mugs have been produced by Eva Brudenell at In Spades Design in Sherwood, who also created popular ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’ mugs for the Tourism Centre. She is also working on a range of ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’ t-shirts and hoodies for the summer season.
Visit the Nottingham Tourism Centre to pick up your piece of Nottinghamshire legendary lingo. Mugs cost £5.99 and are also available online at: http://www.visitnottsshop.com