The first one is "this is my favourite cup"
This cup is a bit of a joke that a friend at work gave me- on the other side it reads "Proud to be a public serving, friendly, book stamping, softly spoken, helpful, well read librarian. " I think the joke was meant to be the "softly spoken" bit.
This cup can most often be found in the sewing room or around the lounge - half full of cold bitter tea, where I have wandered off and forgotten about it.
Miss Three buttons has asked me to come up with a "this is" for next Sunday so next Sunday
"This is ..............what scares me".