“A watched pot never boils.”

I’m not a big fan of television.  My main viewing habit is to watch the NFL.  I Love football, with a capital L.  My favorite team is in the playoffs this season.  My favorite team’s fans conduct themselves with courtesy and dignity, except for the large wedges of cheese that they wear on their heads.  Nothing’s perfect.

Which leads me to Sherlock Holmes.  Because of my lack of TV viewing (no, I’ve never watched The Voice or any of the Got Talent shows) I’m out of the loop when it comes to what’s in.  But lately I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about the show, Sherlock.  Enter the village library and my teakettle, which is the real topic of this entry.

In order to get myself ready for season four of Sherlock, which I’m now determined to watch, I went to our library and picked up the DVD’s of seasons one, two, and three.  And it was while watching season two that Sherlock made tea.  And that’s when I saw the light.  It was blue.

You see, I recognized that Sherlock has the same electric teakettle that I own.  It’s a must have item for people who, like me, begin to heat water in a regular kettle and get distracted.  The odor from a dry kettle on a high flame is rather distinctive.  Or is the word I’m looking for, disgusting?

At any rate, this is a picture of what the electric teakettle looks like.


Notice the lovely blue glow after it’s little lever is pressed.  And in only a minute, it looks like this.


Have you ever seen a better photo of boiling water?  You probably have, but that’s not the point.  The point is that when the water in this teakettle reaches a rolling boil the teakettle automatically turns itself off.  No more asking my sweetie if we have fire insurance on our home.  Anyway, that question seems to make him nervous.

If you’ve ever had a hot kettle episode in your kitchen, this is for you.  I just want you to be safe.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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