I quite like cats (although long term exposure = hives) but I DO NOT LIKE their poo. This summer the local cats seem to have mistaken my garden as a toilet. Cue me with plastic bags, scooping and then walking all the way to the park to deposit in an appropriate bin (if they go in my bin we get infested with flies). And of course being London cats they’re all attitude and virtually nothing scares them off. Grrrr
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So having finally got a new shower sorted (after six months of faffing about), my fridge has decided to give up which is all very annoying. Having done a late night freezer run to my mother in law, I am attempting to fix the potential problem (what did we do before tinterweb and the joy of Googling “my fridge isn’t working but my freezer is fine?). But, in the mean time thought I ought to check out possible new contenders for pride of place in my newly decorated kitchen (oh yes it’s been all go here). And I have been quite literally stunned by the potential bling fest of white goods available. Really? £9,500 for a fridge? At that price I’d expect it to order all my food and possibly cook some of it! Suffice to say I shall (if necessary) be buying a more modest “keeping food cold” type of model.
When I had a car it was really easy to shop locally, I’d pop to the high street on a Saturday morning and go to the butchers, fishmongers, deli etc. But as I no longer have wheels, I do rely on Ocado for about 90% of my shopping with only occasional forays to the shops for whatever I can fit in my bag and lug on the bus. Which is why I really like this idea. They don’t actually cover my area yet but I’ve signed up so I know when they do.
Having said all this, at the weekend I had a complete revelation in the food shopping department. I have lived where I live for more than 10 years now but have never frequented the vegetable stall on the market. Have no idea why. However, this weekend I really didn’t need the minimum size pack of 2.7kg of potatoes – there are only two of us, it was only for one roast dinner – so I thought may be the vegetable stall would sell smaller amounts. Of course he did, I could have bought just one potato if I’d wanted. I also bought beans and onions and a couple of other bits for not very much money at all, all served up with great customer service. Now the only thing that’s baffling me is why it’s taken me 10 years.
So they came and repaired the door and then demanded immediate payment with threats again. I now have the biggest headache and vow never to employ ANYONE to ever do home improvement.
My advice: Never use Balham Glass and Joinery.
It started as simple manslaughter. Going outside in the dark and hearing the crunch squish as I trod on a snail or two. But this weekend it became an out and out killing spree as I decided to take on brown, slimy, no good for anything slugs. Yuk!
For some reason I decided to dig out a flower bed that’s been bugging me and give the plants more space. And that’s when I discovered their lair. All gloopy, slow moving sliminess. Since I disturbed them they’ve started appearing all over the place so I’ve become extremely liberal with the salt. I only have Maldon though so extermination is proving somewhat costly. A bag of table salt may appear in my next shopping basket.