I thought you might like to come behind the scenes and see what I found lurking in today's cupboard...
1 grubby lunch bag
5 plastic lids (don't know where the containers are)
1 bottle rum flavouring (un-opened with an expiry date of June 2010)
2 nearly empty and very sticky food colourings - expiry date May 2015
1 pile of squashed cake cases
1 container of 'cake sprinkles' - expiry date 2012 and so old the colours have faded
27 used birthday candles (why?)
1 Nigella Express cookery book - for charity
So far I have cleaned and cleared 4 double cupboards. I have 2 more to go plus 3 drawers and the kitchen will be done.
I went to Dunelm and have no idea why it's not a regular haunt of mine. I could have spent ages looking around but I was on a mission. We're having a new lounge carpet and I wanted 2 side tables, a coffee table and a TV cabinet but after looking at some stores there's no way I'd pay the prices they're asking. Anway, having a look around the Dunelm website I realised they sold furniture. I went in and placed my order but couldn't come back empty handed so brought the 2 side tables, 2 lamps and a vase home with me. It's all being kept in the shed until the rest of the stuff arrives in a couple of weeks. I usually do things in dribs and drabs but I'm going for the WOW factor this time! I did have a tiny peek at the tables to see how they looked which is what you can see in the photo, but they went straight back in the box afterwards.
Dunelm took up most of the morning and this afternoon I did a few bits in the house, popped to the shop for bread and juice, picked up a prescription for Amy, collected Thomas from school, made packed lunches and cooked bangers and mash for tea.
Amy kept her nail polish on for school, hoping she'd get away with it. No such luck. She got caught today and was told to take it off. I've never had my nails done so didn't realise gel polish was such a b****r to deal with. I had to look up how to get it off then go out and buy acetone polish remover. She then had to sit with these on for 10 minutes before I could scrape the polish off. Never again! Not while she's at school anyway.
I think I might watch a Luther tonight. The last one we watched involved a murderer wearing a mask which freaked me out a bit, so I've had a couple of nights off. In fact some of the storylines are pretty gruesome and not something I'd usually go for.
I keep going back for more though, I must be getting brave in my old age!