What better topic for a tea room than kettles? My electric one conked out this morning. It's been used most days for several years, so I suppose it hasn't done too badly. Most of its use is to make instant coffee, which I can also do perfectly well in the microwave. But I also use it to fill my hottie bottle at this time of year, so a replacement is required. I'm just summoning the will to do battle with the Christmas shoppers in Argos.