16.03, Monday 24 Jan 2011

I buy my home glassware from a French company called Duralex. In particular the Duralex Picardie tumblers. The Picardie is a design classic, good for wine, coffee, scotch and water. They remind me of holidays to the south of France, and of primary school. The company has been in and out of receivership these past few years so I have a couple boxes spare I bought on eBay. I'm pleased to hear that Duralex is in safe hands once again. Not mine though. The glass is toughened, the tumblers are supposed to be almost unbreakable. But I smashed one into ten thousand tiny pieces over the weekend. Whoops!