Its all about the base!

By SatonmyButt

In a previous blog post I talked about the difficulties of making a cuppa whilst sat in a wheelchair and how I had been scalded whilst making a cup of tea!

I saw on Twitter a device/thing called a Muggi and it seemed to be the solution to making a cuppa whilst in a wheelchair or using a crutch/stick and so I ordered one last thursday and it arrived today.


Its a sturdy moulded piece with four rubber feet, I tried about four different mugs of different sizes and shapes and they all sit in well and the handle slots make sure your cuppa is held securely.


So I couldn’t wait to get the kettle on and make a cuppa, well two because I owe my wife a few coffee’s! Two mugs set in the Muggi nicely and very securely, usually I am nervous after the incident where my wedding tackle came close to getting boiled but I felt comforted by the fact the cups were safe.


I was even confident enough to pour with one hand and take the photo with the other, my wife thought I was pushing my luck. Now for the stirring, I decided to do this one handed as well because I wanted to see how it would feel if you had a stick or crutch in one hand and once again the mugs stayed still and Muggi didn’t budge as I gave it a vigorous stir and pressed the tea bag against the side of the mug.

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So one black coffee and one cup of tea made and I am feeling happy that I can now make a cuppa whilst the family are out without fear of my lap ending up looking as red as a baboon’s bum and all that is left is to get them from the kitchen to the lounge. Normally I use a long thin tray, its placed on my lap and then I carefully place the mugs on and then have to get over the door bar between kitchen and lounge that feels like a speed bump. Not this time, I just picked up the Muggi and it sat nicely on my legs, I took a photo but my wife insisted on taking one from the front and now everyone will see that I have too many biscuits with my Tea! I did spill a tiny bit of tea but the spill is contained in the Muggi, perfect.

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So my verdict is, get on the Muggi website and order one, something so so simple and yet for someone like me its priceless. I am also left with two free slots where a muffin or cup cake would fit nicely!

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