In many parts of the world, the 1st of May 2018 was a public holiday. In South Africa we had the day off work, and I found it quite strange. Usually we are overseas this time of the year. And, it was a Tuesday. Having a day off in the middle of the week upsets the balance somewhat. Wednesday felt like Monday, and Friday could not come soon enough.
I like to have everything matching when I set a table for guests. For Christmas there were 8 of us and so I bought these spread knives at a local homeware store. They were not expensive and have great messages written on them.
FOMO Box May 2018
This month’s box looked like a Mother’s Day box. Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May here. I am going to gift the tea mug to a friend who drinks loose tea as I already have one. The tea itself I have kept and used. The tea bags tear quite easily so I have to remember to be careful when loosening the tag. Dave and I tucked into the ginger biscuits. In fact, I ate so many that I decided not to have anything sweet for 5 nights. Quite a challenge for me. The crown jewels were delicious even though I don’t normally eat sesame seeds. I am going to try and make these. The berry & buchu ice tea was also very good.
One of the prerequisites when we bought our fridge / freezer was that it had a lot of freezer space. I did not want an ice maker as they take up far too much real estate in a freezer. We have 3 built in ice trays with a container underneath for the ice. For years I have used my hands to scoop out ice when needed. I was looking for place mats at a local home store when I found this ice scoop. Pity it is winter as I really have to find an excuse to use it.
I went shopping looking for some ceramic mixing bowls. Le Creuset no longer do them so I went to another store to look for some. They didn’t have either, but they had these. I am sure they will be the perfect size for Dave’s needs. He makes omelettes or scrambled eggs over the weekends for breakfast. They were really well priced so I bought two.
And while I was looking for mixing bowls I saw these tongs. I need another set as the pin on my old ones has broken. While I wait for Dave to fix them these cheap ones should do the trick.
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