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…

Resources

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…

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…

Take A Seat

Did you know that Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is a molecule consisting of a long nonpolar hydrocarbon chain and a polar sulfate end group - the combination of which make it a surfactant? Or did you know that Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is an organic compound that is a water-soluble quaternary ammonium derivative of guar gum? Not…

Basics

Today I detailed the items in my lounge room Large comfy couch Little bit smaller than large comfy couch Couple nice cushions Canvas print on the wall Little round side table Couple footstools - each with a removable 'lid' for storage Console table with beautiful wooden bowl Easy to tend plant - in a bucket,…