Thanks to the kindness of friends I have been drinking tea out of pint pots. The correct size for a tea cup in my opinion. Given our two home lifestyle and the natural wastage of crockery I have one remaining mug in Culebrón but I smashed the Cartagena based one just a couple of days ago.
I made do with an undersized mug for a couple of days but went in search of something larger today. Cheap housewares are best bought from one of the hundreds of Chinese Bazaars that there are all over Spain.
The first shop had tens of mugs on display but they specialised in hideous designs in garish colours. Next I tried a Spanish owned version of the same sort of "pound shop." The supply was limited, some small mugs and one large, cappucino style one with a vomitous red and black design and a 7€ price tag. Spaniards don't use big cups much, hence the derisory selection and outrageous price. My last port of call was a Chinese shop that must have been the Spanish hangar for Howard Hughes's Spruce Goose project. Good selection but Bart Simpson featured on most of them. I settled for the one cup that had little flowers on it.
Maggie gets home and joins me in the kitchen to see what I'm cooking. That's a very girlie mug she says.