Lint Removal

I don't mind a Lindt ball, but I loathe a lint ball. For many a reasons, our general clothing, woollen items, and DEFINITELY our socks will accumulate these tiny little balls of nuisance. These results of our mistakes, of the natural breakdown of fibres, of the fact our washing machine is not new anymore. Overall,…

Fabric Softener

I hope on the day you visit, I have just hung out a load of washing. Nothing kinky, and even though my undies will be on show, the true reason for why I insist on using fabric softener will be apparent. Don't want to see my undies? That's fine, close your eyes - it will…

Burrata

There is one thing rarely discussed when detailing 'why' something is a joy to eat - and that is TEXTURE. For instance, I don't like soft fruit, or soft veggies, and my dad doesn't like hard fruit or hard veggies... or is that because of his denture? I can't remember, but my point is that…

Crockery

My parents told me a story of a woman 'back home' who was very old - that is, she was over 80. Understand that 'back home' not only identified the little town of their origin, it also sets the date of the tale to around the late 1940s, so a woman that old was something…

Resourcefulness

Once upon a time, a very old hammer's handle broke - the wood splintered and was placed in a pile of old wood (neatly of course) to increase the height of the pile to a smidge over two foot. The son of the aforementioned hammer's owner, upon witnessing the event, asked for the quazillionth time,…

Neatly Does It

I reckon a ridiculously high percentage of people who have seen 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' will be able to identify and even 'sing' the famous "5 Note Theme" which the aliens use to first communicate with us. If you know of the film, you would agree this is probably the most memorable scene…

Sandwich Maker

Allow me to set the scene for the following post. To assist, can you please offer your imagination, and a means of counting for 30 seconds. Use an app. Look at a watch/clock. Use the old  “ Elephant ... 1... Elephant ... 2 ... Elephant ... 3 ... “ out loud technique. Whatever you choose,…

Flocked Hangers

I've always believed there is no greater sound to hear at random, to hear from my own mouth, or to incite from someone, than laughter. Even when I look at the word 'laugh', it makes me laugh. L. A. U. G. H. equals "LARF". I know that a quick search on it's etymology will give…

Quiz Time

So I thought I'd break things up with a lengthy questioned, yet relatively short, quiz. Oddly, at least 30 more questions were available, but they were cut for interest's sake. Rest assured, there are no wrong answers. In fact, there are only right answers because, and I quote (myself), "to have AN answer is to…

Remote Control

Everybody who owns a TV will have a story to tell about the remote control (from here forth to be known as 'the remote'). It may be about flat batteries (quick tip: smashing the remote against the base of your palm where it meets your wrist, will not bring the batteries to life). It may…