I’ve plotted my life with 32,000 teabags


Some people use a diary to document the highs and lows in their life but not Patti Gaal-Holmes – she prefers to use teabags.

So, while others have drawers full of written reminiscences, this 44-year-old has old suitcases stuffed with more than 32,000 used bags.
‘I love drinking tea and I save the teabags because it’s a way of marking the days – it’s better than a diary,’ she said.
The mother of three has perfected her tea-related logging technique over the past 11 years. First, she has her cuppa then dabs the used bag on some paper.
She then numbers the bag and sometimes notes down who she drank the tea with and anything interesting they discussed.
She then dries the tea bag in the sunshine or on a radiator before storing it in one of her three large suitcases.
‘They do smell a bit but I find it quite comforting. Sometimes friends think it’s a bit weird or eccentric and my kids just say, “It’s mum and her tea”,’ said the PhD student from Portsmouth.
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    wow.

    weird much?


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