I managed to walk past the Creme Egg Stand without putting one in my trolley. Twice. Am impressed with my self-control. This must be a new thing as I have exhibited very little of it in the past. I can resist everything etc....
How to clean a kettle
I don't know about you, but I've always been really dubious about all those noxious-looking bottles of kettle descaler. I was convinced I would poison the family if I used them, especially as I could buy a new kettle for the price of a couple of bottles. So that's what I usually did.
Exhibit one - a cheap tesco kettle
Nothing else I tried has worked either, until this week.
A throwaway comment by a celebrity chef (yes, really) on a breakfast TV show led to me boiling up the kettle three times with an old quarter of lime in it, and ta da - clean kettle - and no one got sick either. I call that a result.
Prokofiev and Pizza
Yep, I have started playing classical music occasionally when we gather for dinner. Or at least when more than one person sits down at the kitchen table to eat. It seems to be working: it changes the conversation and Smiley likes it too.
Now I'd better get back to trying to fix the boiler, the fridge and getting my teenagers the services they need, now and in the future...
Have a good week xx