Monday, 18 April 2016

The non-exciting day of a Number 38-er

It's been a very quiet day today and there's not much to say, but as usual that doesn't stop me.

Last week I bought new toothbrushes and body mops for us all. That's something I found out today. The things I refer to as 'body scrubber thingys' are actually called body mops. Never knew that. Anyway, new toothbrushes and new body mops inspired me to clean the bathroom, which I do every week but such a boring job is always made better if you have new shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes or body mops to put out afterwards, don't you think. Everybody has chosen their own colour. Wonder if you can match colour to person.
The rest of the day has been spent pottering, knitting, listening to smooth radio and drinking tea. Get me, a right little raver aren't I. I have a new tea on the go. Spicy Chai. Not sure about it really. I think I'm more a floral person.
When I opened the box this was printed on the inside. Whoever wrote that, I want your job. Only  I would keep it a little bit more grounded and mine would go something along the lines of .... as you boil the kettle look in the fruit bowl and see brown bananas that needed eating days ago..... run your fingers along the spice rack and collect the dust off the lids...... Breathe in the smell of sizzling sausages and oven chips, competing with bubbling spag bol and boiling pasta which is causing condensation to run down the windows like a river...... Taste the spicy chai and be safe in the knowledge you'll probably never buy it again...... Nothing quite beats rose lemonade at the moment...... Welcome to Number 38.
Tonight we've been to see Joan, who is looking as good as ever although she spent the entire visit calling us Amy and Thomas then completely forgot who I was altogether.

And that has been pretty much it. Tomorrow if nothing is on the cards caravan wise I'm going to see if Mark fancies Styal Mill Apprentice House. He's not always in the mood for a National Trust visit so we might not get there. Oh, the anticipation of will we, won't we is driving me mad haha.

Right, enough waffling about nothing. Hope you've all had a good start to the week. 

xxx

27 comments:

  1. Yesterday we all got new toothbrushes in this house. A certain someone put the others in the toilet! I keep having to remind myself mine's the orange one now. I never knew what those shower thingies were called either. X

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    1. When I buy new toothbrushes I let Thomas choose the first colour then he spends the rest of the week shouting downstairs, "which one is mine again". I remember the days of things down the toilet all too well. Funny looking back, not quite so much at the time. xx

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  2. I like your version of the tea blurb best - I can relate to that!

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    1. I think more grounded versions would be a real hit. They're missing a trick I reckon. xx

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  3. I didn't know they were called body mops either.

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    1. No, me neither. I was writing the post and I thought "what are they called", looked at wilko's website and hey presto, there it was, 'body mops'. I do love to learn a bit of useless information as I go along. xx

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  4. LOL Your version is so funny!

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    1. Hi Candace, I'd like to say I made it up just to make people smile, but actually it was exactly what was going on in my kitchen at the time. xx

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  5. I, too, didn't know they were called body mops! Had always called them scrubbies. One learns something new everyday!

    Had to laugh at your version of the tea blurb. Love your sense of humour.

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    1. Yes, "scrubber thingies" is the technical term here as well. If I start calling them body mops now nobody will have a clue what I'm talking about. My tea blurb was definitely true to life. I think I need to eat some bananas and wipe down the dusty bits in the kitchen today. xx

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  6. Bodymop ooo oo ooooo body mop get your body in the bathroom body mop ooo ooo oooooooh

    That's what I've been singing to the 80's tune Body Rock!!!!

    Your tea blurb had me giggling!
    Amy - Purple
    Thomas - yellow
    You -White
    Mark - the one that's left ( like the HG here!!! )

    I 'Four in a bed' deep cleaned my bathroom last week, bleaching the grout deep cleaning. We need new < I'm not sure what I call them > body mops and actually, there are three of us now ( sobs ) yet there are FIVE toothbrushes in the cup. Also why do we not say teethbrushes?
    I'm loving being off!!!

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    1. I'll be singing that in the shower for the next week now! Thomas got first choice. He chose purple. Amy chose next - orange. I got lemon and was childishly excited that nobody else had chosen it because it's my fave colour and you're right Mark got what was left haha.

      Mmm, 5 toothbrushes, that is odd lol. I used to bleach my grout and scrub it with a toothbrush, but the grout we have now is grey and I'm not sure if that would be a good idea so I just wipe it.

      Glad to hear you're enjoying your hols. By the time you go back it'll be nearly time for the May half term. Where does time go. xx

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    2. Body scrubs! That's what I call them, it just came to me then!

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    3. Haha, this is the most discussed post I think I've ever written. Might do a loo roll one next week. xx

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  7. I always wondered what those 'body mops' were for! I actually imagined they were for cleaning down the walls of a shower cabinet! I don't use anything, just soap and water. But I do change our toothbrushes regularly, about every month. Also, they live in the bathroom cabinet and so are not exposed to the air (when you think about it, the bathroom is perhaps the least hygienic place for something you then put in your mouth.)
    Re the Spicy Chai. I used to buy Twinings' Chai but since they re-named it 'Spicy' Chai, it has become a tad spicier and it's a step too far for me, I prefer it as it used to be.
    Margaret P

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    1. Yes, regular toothbrush/teethbrush changer here as well. I buy mine from Lidl or the £1 shop. You can get 2 or 3 branded ones in a packet and sometimes 2 packets for the price of 3 so there's always spare in our cupboard. Great for when Amy has friends staying over. I'm not that particular about them being in a cupboard though and we've never come to any harm. We're not a sickly/stomach upset family at all so must be immune to any bacteria floating around. I do wash out the holder regularly though. Have you seen how mucky the bottom of toothbrush holders can get.

      Wasn't keen on the spicy chai at all but I drank it without milk or sugar. It does say you can add a bit of each if you want so might try that next time. xx

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  8. PS I would just like to add that husband and I use the cheapest 'teethbruses' (oh, that's funny!) available from Lidl's. But our dentist said our mouth hygiene was excellent, so it's not the cost of the brush, or having an expensive electric jobbie that matters, but how you use it/them. We go for the cheapest, use them regularly, and change them often, at least once a month. But at around 99p for two, a bargain, eh?
    Margaret P

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    1. Yes, at that price there's no reason not to change them regularly. xx

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  9. body mops? who knew. I've always called them scrubby things.

    Your tea inspired description of No. 38 was fab!

    oh yes, the bottom of the toothbrush mug, horrible! I'm forever bleaching them. And I keep mine out too, in a Cath Kidston mug, but we're all ok. Think keeping the loo seat down is the key.
    Talking of toothbrushes, Primark often sell cheap kids ones. I often pick up a pack for Violet, think you get 3 for about £1, which is worth bearing in mind for Thomas - probably not the pink ones though! ;o)

    Am just sending you another email email, thanks for your message! xx

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    1. From the comments left 'scrubby things' seems to be the general term that people use. A bit of bacteria never hurt anybody haha but the bottom of those toothbrush mugs can certainly get yukky. I leave mine to soak in bleach then put it in the dishwasher. Got your email. xx

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    2. I only keep them in the cupboard (and I wash out the glass they're in regularly) because I only like the pretty things on show in the bathroom, and put the less-pretty objects in the cupboard, so hygienic and out of sight as they're not exactly objects of great beauty, tee-hee! On the glass shelves are some white porcelain ornaments (damaged ones, but pretty) and a lovely dark blue/gol Penhaligons' box of Blenheim Bouquet soap, plus some bottles of scent (Hermes and Guerlain) in their boxes, and above the basin, a pretty navy blue Limoges box and a little vase in which I put a posy of flowers. All my makeup is in a wicker basket with a lid, no makeup or toothbrushes of deodorant, etc, on display.
      Margaret P

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    3. We only got a cabinet when the bathroom was done last year and all our day to day stuff is in there now. I just have a couple of pretties on display. Much prefer it pared down as it's a lot easier to clean as well. xx

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  10. Body mops - good to know the proper name. When they first appeared on the scene many years ago someone here (son I expect) named them dead skin collectors! - rather put me off! My dentist advised to only use very soft toothbrushes and insists flossing is better than brushing.Maybe he had shares in Sensodyne and floss!

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    1. Urgh, dead skin collectors, but he's probably right. They get really soapy as well and I spend as much time rinsing them out as I do in the shower! They used to remind me of the netting that tangerines and oranges came in. I always go for a medium toothbrush and have to admit I never floss. Touch wood I've never had a tooth out but I have had fillings. Coming over to visit you soon. xx

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    2. On the blog that is, in case you're panicking thinking I'm going to knock on your door haha. xx

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    3. Are these body mops really necessary to have a good wash? I just use soap (not even a shower gel as I don't like the stuff) and rinse it all off, and I shampoo my hair each morning, so I get a good sluice down. I've never used a face flannel either, I prefer to wash with my hands.
      Margaret P

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    4. Well I don't suppose they're necessary as such, I expect soap and hands do the job just as well, but ooohh they don't half get a good lather up which is lovely. Plus I think they're a really gentle way of giving your skin a bit of a buff. I do like shower gels though and they're a cheap treat. I usually just buy from the Avon man or the £1 shop, but I like to ponder over which colour or what fragrance to have. I'm very easily pleased. Mum sometimes treats Amy to a can of foamburst. Now that is lovely. xx

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