I would like it, I would love it. It is only 5 minutes away and I will get it during the week, Where it will live I have no idea yet but If I have to put the telly in the Man Cave to make room so be it.
On a more calm note I did not manage to make the food bank, I did not get my car back until after 4.00, so it will be a double dip on Friday.
There it is, all shiny and new, Lovely man even washed it for me.
As I was "confined to quarters" I decided to get the washing done, dried and ironed and indulge in some more scrappy sewing and some baking.
So far so free, how thrifty is that. The crumble topping took 150 gm plain flour, 75 gm buttery stuff and 75 gm sugar, I threw in a handful of oats just because I could. I do not add sugar to the fruit, it is quite sweet.
I made 2 ginger and marmalade loaf cakes and a 2lb Black Banana Cake, the black comes from the little chunks of dark chocolate that are in there. These may not be free but they are thrifty and have no enhancers or additives, the only thing that made them rise was the elbow grease it took for me to whizz the wooden spoon.
Bread rising, a friend from work went home for a holiday and brought me some Stoneground organic wholemeal Rye flour from her village bakery, they also grind it themselves, in the North of Poland.
This is one for us and one for her and her husband. Not quite free but 7 gm yeast and 2 tsp salt do not cost much.
I had to put some petrol in the car so popped into the library and found a few books, hopefully I will not touch these before we go to Wales.
So all in all a very thrifty sort of day, and no work until tomorrow, a very good day, one worth shouting about.
On serious note, I was told today that the newspapers reported a police force was handing out food vouchers to shoplifters.
GOOD ON THEM! They have the resources to ascertain if the guilty party really is stealing to feed their family.
My concern is, why do they not know about food banks?
Is there a gap that needs plugging?
Is the information required getting to the right people?
And most important to me Is there any way that I can help?
I did not see the article, but am going to look online for it, so I have no idea where this happened,.There may not be a food bank in the area, but it looks like there should be.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A new to me vintage machine on its way.
2. A house full of the smell of baking.
3. My lovely neighbour Marina still with us.
4. Mobile again, I have not needed my car, but I felt as though my legs had been cut off, so to speak.
5. Empty laundry and ironing baskets.
That brings me to TTFN Pam