First there was the dresser.
Then there was the pantry.
Today I set about spicing up my life. I bought three little boxes and two mug type containers.
Stripped one cupbarod of Macadamia Oil, Sesame Oil and Vegetable Oil – the sell by dates were SO last century.
Then I emptied the spice cupboard of dead dill, overwrought baking powder and several jars of ineffectual spices that wouldn’t put any hair on any chests that I know.
I went to my clean pantry and filled my little boxes with fennel, coriander and cumin. Decanted new oil into clean bottles and made chile oil by putting six tiny red hot chili peppers into a fancy bottle for the table.
When I discovered that the Bouillon powder had outstayed its welcome by nigh on six years I knew that the balance had been missing in my life.
There does come a time though when cleaning cupboards comes to an end and the real work begins, but as yet I have to do the tea cupboard and the one under the sink which has more pairs of latex gloves than Holby City.
‘Sing’ said Mandy at 8.30 this morning.
She woke me up by telling me I had to sing every day. So I bought two song books that happened to be lying around on Jonathans table. They are now lying on the floor by the red bean bag.
I shall discipline my vocal chords when I get back from Costa Rica, and I will write every day. The ‘oosbind said that if I finish my book he’ll let me get a dog…Now aint that some kind of incentive? Talkinh of which I asked him if he would put a light under one of the kitchen cupboards. We took a trip to Sainsbury’s Homebase – it is not somewhere that fills me with awe. There’s something worrying about all the displays looking like an advert between Coronation Street. I walked through the car park to the food store. Buying two bags of coriander from Sainsbury’s herb department finally broke my spirit. In London you can buy big bunches of coriander for less than the minimum wage. In Tunbridge Wells a bag of coriander, about fifteen stalks, costs 79p. If they can flog chicken for tuppence a bag what are they doing pricing green leaves at the rate of 23 carot gold?
My gewnius DIY’er fixed the light under the cupboard, it’s warm and comforting, now when I sit and eat my mung bean soup I can gaze into an amber glow.
I am going downstairs now to sit at trhe feet of the handyman who is watching AN IDIOT ABROAD. I nearly like it but not a lot…