Sunday, 28 January 2018

Bits of This, Bits of That


We've had every kind of weather imaginable this week ... well apart from a heatwave, although we did get to a barmy 12 degrees yesterday ... but no matter what the weather if it's possible to put out some washing, especially the bigger stuff, bedding towels etc, then I do.  Even if they get only an hour of blowing in the wind it's better than having them in the house folded on the airer for two days.

I'm getting good at reading the skies in the distance now, and I usually just about manage to get things in before the heavens open again and everything ends up wetter than when it went out.  This week I got out in the nick of time just before the duvet cover blew completely off the line.

It might have been a grey day but it was still a day for washing on the line, however briefly.


Thick soup has been on the menu this week for lunches, it's really filling and we have worked our way nicely through the bargain breads that I picked up the other week.


The dogs got a months worth of food tailored to their exact needs free of charge.

You simply have to fill in all your pets details and they send you a months worth of food free of charge and set up a regular monthly delivery plan.  But if your animals don't like it or for any other reason you can cancel, no questions asked. 

You only get free food for one dog, and half price food for any additional dogs, but I filled in Suky and Mavis' details and then came off the website, after a few emails reminding me that I hadn't claimed my free food I then got one telling me if I ordered now I would get free food for both dogs.

So I did  :-)


They weren't any more impressed with this food than their usual so I cancelled the deal after this first delivery  ;-) 

A months free food was well worth having though. (See here for tails.com.)


I found an 'empty' tube of eye cream in the bathroom cupboard from last year.  So I did my usual trick of cutting it up to see what was left.


There was enough for over a week of use ... I'll try anything to get rid of these bags under my eyes but I won't spend money.  Once this is all gone it will be early nights and plenty of water ... mind you that wasn't working before I found this cream ... haha  ;-)

Yep ... as I said this post is just bits of this and bits of that.

Sue xx


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  1. Do you check the freebie sites Sue I often see dog or cat food samples?

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    1. I do get the odd packet of things for them. But I have to be careful with their diets, Mavis gets an upset tummy really easily and Suky is prone to putting on weight if she so much as looks at something that isn't labelled 'light'. That's why this specially tailored food really appealed ... although it's quite expensive if you start buying it.

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  2. Free food for a month is a real saver!
    And isn't it nice to get the washing out again?
    J x

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    1. It is 😊

      I've never stopped putting out washing, we don't have a tumble drier and never have had one, so using the line and the indoor airer all year is the only way.

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  3. Hi Sue, your soup looks delicious; can I have the recipe please ? XX

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    1. Hi Maureen, the recipe is on the 'Recipes I Use' page at the top of the blog.

      It's a variant of Fridge Soup, this one had Kale in which made it very tasty.

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  4. I'm envious of your washing on the line. I'm desperate to get some hung out here, but if it's been windy it's also been wet, and when it's sunny the air is still and the sun is too low to reach the garden properly. We don't have a tumble drier either, so I'll be very happy when the time comes to peg out.
    The dog food is a good offer. I don't know what food you usually use but I find Zooplus has some very good deals. X

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    1. As long as the wind's blowing more than the rain's raining I put washing out :-)

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  5. I much prefer my washing to have dried outside, it just smells cleaner. Hey, you have good taste I have that duvet cover!

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    1. Yay :-) It was only a cheap one, from Asda I think, and it washes really well. I have one for our bed (king size) and one for the guest bed which is a double I have to be careful not to mix them up or it's really frustrating ;-)

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  6. I found the best ever eye cream by mistake. Whenever I get a cold, I get a head cold, horrendous, could nose blow for England! One of my friends is a midwife and I was saying how sore and raw my nose was and she suggested using Sudacrem, after all, if it works for nappy rash, then it should work for my poorly nose. It did and now, whenever I get a head cold, the sudacrem gets slapped on. Anyway, one night I tried a bit of the cream on my crows feet. the skin looked so much more plumped out the next day, I've carried on ever since, just a little dab each side before I go to bed. Swear by it. Also, if you want a deep, refreshing face treatment, slap the sudacrem on your face before a hot shower/bath. Most of it sinks in but when you cream off the remaining (wet flannel job), your skin feels fantastic.

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    1. Brilliant tip thank you. That will bring back memories of my boys with nappy rash, I used Sudacrem for them whenever I needed to. Someone recommended haemorrhoid cream as a good eye tightening cream ... but the smell was horrendous so the tube is just left languishing in the bathroom cupboard ... oh well it might come in handy one day ;-)

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  7. That soup looks so good Sue, I really miss having soups for lunches, but with our summer temps of 36C - 42C here this summer, soup isn't really an option just now.

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    1. Haha ... I can imagine. I would be wanting salads and rice dishes in that kind of heat.

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