Thursday, 5 January 2017

Seeing Spots and Sorting Out


 I mentioned a red with white spots kettle that would be good to replace our old one, I'd spotted them in Asda a few weeks ago when our kettle first went wrong, of course when I went to get one they had all gone - Duh, no idea when/if they will be in again she said.
 So went on line and there they were, with free delivery to the store and now collected.
Writing this made me smile because when you buy anything on line now there is always a bit that says "Look What I Bought -Tell A Friend Now". I've never pressed the Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter/Other Social networking button..... thinking  "How Stupid". But now I'm doing exactly the same thing!


The kettle we've been using since the other one went bang - the one that won't switch off -  will get packed in a box and kept for emergencies again.

While at Asda I printed out Wedding, Jacob and Florence photos. Actually worked the machine without any hiccups.They've only had these photo-printing machines in Asda since November and a lady walking by said "Oh didn't know they had that here, is it easy to use?" I said "If I can use it anyone can!". Then another lady came to  use the other machine and  said to granddaughter with her that she seemed to be getting on OK which was a surprise. I said I was quite chuffed to be able to master this new technology! We sounded like a couple of old technophobes 😊 .

Now I have to sort all the photos out, some for the photo album, some for the scrapbook and some to share round the family. So far with my new scrapbook hobby, I've only done one page - but we cleared the puzzle away yesterday so I've got the table back again and I can do a Wedding page and a Florence page. I want to get card making again too but maybe that will wait 'til I get a craft room again.
I've also spent a while sorting all last years paperwork, quite a lot is now irrelevant and not personal so gets chucked into the recycling. Then the rest used to get burned but without a fire here I've torn it into tiny bits and soaked in water to make a messy paper maché before adding to the compost heap.

Christmas decorations are down and cards will be sorted out to make note-cards for shopping lists or gift tags. Christmas is now packed back in the box and sealed up ready for moving. I'm very pleased that the people over the road have taken down their flashing blue star from their front window..........we kept thinking  there was a police car outside!

It's been a very slow start to the reading year and 47 people have looked at my blank 'Books Read 2017' page! But I've now finished Dot May Dunn's small book of memories - Christmas around the Village Green. Memories of family life in a Derbyshire village during the war years when she was just a small girl. I could have sworn I'd read one of her other books about her nursing career but it's not down in My Book of Books so maybe I'd borrowed it, skimmed through and decided against for some reason. I shall make a note to read them later this year. I've now started 'Island on The Edge' about life on Soay - a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides, as usual with books like this it makes me want to dash off and live on an Island! Which reminds me - I must write to my penfriend W who does live on a Scottish island although a bit bigger and windier than Soay.

 Suzanne at Life at Number 38 had an interesting looking puzzle/game on her last post and I asked what it was called. She said she got it from The Works so I looked there with no luck. Now I've been searching on Amazon and eBay and no luck there either. So if anyone has any other ideas for a game called '4 in a box'. I'd love to know.

Many thanks for all your comments last time, I'm pleased to say that Col is eating well again and feeling better apart from being as weak as a kitten.
And what a weird co-incidence that two other people reading the blog also have that jigsaw puzzle.

Back Very Soon
Sue

32 comments:

  1. Hi sue, i have seen something will put link here but sure its out of stock. Love that kettle, i had to get a new one as i went to fill up the old one and dropped it on the concrete floor in our kitchen smashed to bits!! was so annoyed at myself lol, glad col is feeling brighter
    sammie xx

    http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/wooden-toys/4-in-a-box-game/5052089195820

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    1. Thank you - Yes out of stock at the works, although when I asked in there the lady hadn't a clue what I was talking about. I shall have to wait for someone to sell one on ebay or maybe The Works will get them back in stock- although they tend not to.

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  2. Love that kettle.

    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Brightens up the kitchen and very quick boiler

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  3. Well done on mastering the photo print thingy....I don't even like using the self service tills for shopping, I always get flustered and get that voice telling me I've done something wrong!

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    1. SS Checkouts drive me nuts, I do use if I only have a few things but can almost guarantee the hovering person will have to come and sort it out

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  4. I too have the Waterloo station jigsaw (as yet unopened), plus an older Waddingtons 500 peice version that is just the bottom picture. I see the Gibsons one quite regularly in second hand shops and carboots but finding one for £1 was quite the bargain.

    Lorraine

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    1. Goodness - 3 people... really odd coincidence. It was a good one to do and thankfully all complete

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  5. Fab kettle. I need to find somewhere in Aber to print photos. Doing them at home takes so much out of the printer cartridge. Well done.

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    1. Our printer is so old it doesn't do photos but still works otherwise so we won't be replacing

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  6. Glad to hear Col is improving. He didn't need that knock back at all.
    I've never hit that share on social media button, it's another Big Brother marketing research tool and I'm probably linked to more of those than I'd care to be without adding to it.

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    1. I know what you mean, spend ages hiding identity by tearing up paperwork into tiny bits then order online and big brother knows!

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  7. My mum always ripped paperwork into tiny bits and used water to pulp it. Thank you the memory made me smile.

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    1. It's a good way to make it unreadable without a fire to burn it on

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  8. Excellent that Col is improving. The kettle is a ray of sunshine on these shorter days. Right up my street :)

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    1. I'm now thinking I should have got a matching toaster too as ours is beginning to be a bit temperamental

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  9. I rather like that spotty kettle, pity in my life I have to go for bargain bucket functionality!

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  10. Such a pretty kettle, it made me smile.

    So glad to read that Col is getting better.

    God bless.

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  11. Love the kettle. I think we all need a cheerful kitchen appliance to brighten the day first thing in the morning. Mine's plain white .... maybe I should paint on a few spots ;-)

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    1. I've now got several dotty things - not sure if that means anything?

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    2. Just seen your last tuesday unexpected post.......are you moving again? Sorry being nosy when you want to be private!

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    3. No, I just wanted to change the 'Christmassy' pig photo and let people know we are carrying on here, although I can see how it could also be read the other way.

      I am blogging again though in a much smaller and totally different way, there is a link on my Blog List on the sidebar 'Polytunnel Vegan' :-)

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  13. Love the new kettle, anything red and dotty gets a thumbs up from me. I shall have to remember the tearing up and soaking of paper in case my shredder should give up working.
    I bought my mum that book for Christmas and she text me yesterday thanking me as she had nearly finished it and was loving it.
    Lisa x

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  14. Your new kettle looks lovely, I love polka dots! Many can't believe it, but we don't actually own a kettle as no-one in our house drinks tea or coffee. On odd occasion I need to make tea, when my mum visits once or twice a year as she lives far away, then I boil up the water in a small saucepan.
    I borrowed quite a few books from the library for holiday reading and I've really enjoyed slothing around reading on the very hot days we've had here. Meg:)

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  15. I like your tea kettle! Cheery it is. I need to replace a mixing bowl that fell and broke over the weekend. Seen one and priced it and will look for more tomorrow while I'm out a bit. Glad that Col is feeling better and hope it continues that way!

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  16. Please could you do a review of Island on the edge as I love that sort of book and need a good honest appraisal before I buy it as it a lot for me to pay ( our local library charges to get books in ). If a book is good I will keep and re read for many years and I have come across quite a few new to me ones on your blog and trust your honesty

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    1. Yes will do a review, glad you enjoy my book posts.
      Just under half way through and enjoying it very much so far

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  17. I love the kettle - so bright and cheery!

    I am planning to get some of my scrapbook pages done this year (I keep saying that!). I did make a mini-album for my Mum of her 80th birthday and one for daughter of her dog for Christmas and they both loved them!

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