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knackersknockersknickers Fri 04-Dec-20 23:44:41

I would like coffee when I wake up. And I'm lazy. So I've moved the spare kettle to my bedside so I can make my coffee first thing without getting out of bed (I drink it black).

My husband thinks this is ridiculous, the kettle is ugly, and it's all very unnecessary. My usually easy going husband seems to feel quite strongly about this.

He has offered:

1. Buy a teasmade - I don't see the point it doesn't do much more than the kettle and isn't exactly a design statement.
2. He'll make a cup of coffee anytime I want one - it's not exactly relaxing demanding a hot drink whilst he trips off like my manservant. I'll just feel like a bitch and end up going downstairs.
3. Buy an expensive coffee gizmo thing - it's expensive. It's for a coffee a couple of mornings a week. We have a proper bean to cup machine downstairs which I can use when I can be bothered to haul meself (probably after I've enjoyed a cup of instant from my kettle set up).

Aibu to set up a kettle, and possibly small hostess tray for 1 beside my bed?

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applepineapple Fri 04-Dec-20 23:45:52

I say go for it OP. Sounds fab gringrinbrew

AndcalloffChristmas Fri 04-Dec-20 23:47:01

Yes your plan is a good one!

lurker101 Fri 04-Dec-20 23:47:30

I vote option 2. My boyfriend makes me coffee every morning (except a few times a month when I treat him). We love it, he loves to care for me and I love my coffee in bed

SlippersForFlippers Fri 04-Dec-20 23:50:54

Buy a smaller travel sized kettle, he might not notice it so much 😊

OhDearShirley Fri 04-Dec-20 23:54:00

You drink black instant coffee? 🤢🤢🤢
YABU for that
YANBU to have the means to make the horrible stuff on your bedside table, if that's what you want to do.

AdoraBell Fri 04-Dec-20 23:55:55

2.

knackersknockersknickers Fri 04-Dec-20 23:56:37

The coffee bags are quite drinkable, not amazing but they'll do to give me the kick up the arse to get out of bed.

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WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Fri 04-Dec-20 23:58:07

Jesus woman, just let him bring you a decent coffee in bed as he's happy to.

hulahooper2 Fri 04-Dec-20 23:58:15

Why not move the downstairs machine next to your bed at bedtime , then move it downstairs for during the day

DianaT1969 Fri 04-Dec-20 23:59:17

Instant coffee. Just why??
Get downstairs and make a real coffee. Have your blood test for vitamin and iron deficiencies. There must be a reason why a walk to the kitchen is too exhausting for you.

knackersknockersknickers Sat 05-Dec-20 00:00:13

Travel kettles annoy me - they're usually white plastic (mine is a nice kettle it's our old kitchen one) and the lead is attached making pouring irritating. But I like that you're supportive of the bedside kettle!

I definitely won't ask him to make me a drink. I'm often up an hour before him. It just seems mean to make him get up and he might become grumpy about making the brews on an evening

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knackersknockersknickers Sat 05-Dec-20 00:00:57

DianaT1969

Instant coffee. Just why??
Get downstairs and make a real coffee. Have your blood test for vitamin and iron deficiencies. There must be a reason why a walk to the kitchen is too exhausting for you.


It's not exhausting for me. I'm lazy grin

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Mycircusmymonkey Sat 05-Dec-20 00:01:32

DH brings me coffee every morning. I don’t care about being a bitch with a man slave

But you can get a Dolce Gusto coffee pod machine for £30 that would look slightly less bedsit/youth hostel if it offends your husband less

Miip Sat 05-Dec-20 00:01:35

DH gets me a coffee every morning as soon as I wake up, I do loads for him but that's my favourite job of his.

Just let your DH do it if he wants to.

knackersknockersknickers Sat 05-Dec-20 00:02:59

hulahooper2

Why not move the downstairs machine next to your bed at bedtime , then move it downstairs for during the day


The downstairs machine is a heavy (and expensive) bean to cup. I can envisage a horrible tripping accident. I I love it way too much for the risk. Plus it'd be a faff. And this is all about avoiding effort!

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HeddaGarbled Sat 05-Dec-20 00:03:22

But don’t you need a wee when you wake up in the morning?

It does seem bizarre to me. Kettle, mug, teaspoon, jar of coffee on bedside table.

I’d either go with option 2 or just be like a normal person who can cope with a staircase in the mornings.

knackersknockersknickers Sat 05-Dec-20 00:06:41

Nope never need a wee.

I'd just have a cup with a coffee bag in that I bring up from downstairs the night before.

The kettle is already in situ. Looks happy. Think he was worried he was going to have to live in a dusty corner of the garage forever. There's still room for books, earring, assorted crap. And a cup!

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Diverseduvet Sat 05-Dec-20 00:11:34

Baffled by this really. Surely the desire for coffee is what gets you out if bed?

BaseDrops Sat 05-Dec-20 00:15:31

I have this although it’s a small kettle without lead attached. Crack on OP, it’s great.

SirMoanalot Sat 05-Dec-20 00:18:26

Option 2 is fine by me.
Make your coffee before you sleep and put it in a thermos next to you.

raspberryk Sat 05-Dec-20 00:19:21

I have a compact pod machine in my bedroom for this reason.

Goingtogetflamed Sat 05-Dec-20 00:19:52

I admire you OP. I think it would feel too decadent for me (and I have to have milk which complicates the whole affair).
Definitely go for it.

MyMajesty Sat 05-Dec-20 00:19:55

Think he was worried he was going to have to live in a dusty corner of the garage forever.

The kettle?
DH?

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