Sunday, 5 March 2017

Why Did I Buy That?








Have you ever bought something you’ve instantly regretted?  I bought a brass pear when we were in TK Maxx on Friday.  No, I don’t know why I did either.  It's very big and very shiny.




Paul by-passed the designer jeans and bought an electric pepper mill.  Yesterday he bought the six (yes, six!) batteries required for it to function and we finally got to play with it over dinner last night.  At the press of a button the mill not only grinds the pepper but shines a light over your meal as well.  Such fun!

the tin of beans adds a touch of class





14 comments:

  1. Yep.nice looking pear though, haha. I like the sound of the light up peppermill.

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    1. I'm just disappointed the pepper mill doesn't play a tune.

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  2. Is the brass pear any use as a paperweight - is it heavy enough for a door stop?
    We once had a light-up peppermill too. Eventually we got fed up with replacing the batteries. The light only worked intermittently, though we could never actually see it's purpose in the first place, as we don't usually eat in the dark, but I suppose it could have been useful in a power cut ! These days I suspect it's lurking in the back of a kitchen cupboard.

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    1. Not heavy enough for a door stop but it might look quite good sitting on the soon-to-be-painted red dresser.

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  3. I have an emerald-green, diamond-cut glass gem the size of my fist. Kitsch and useless, but very pretty when light reflects through it.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's okay to love something kitsch and useless!

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    2. That's why she loves me,

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  4. We love our electric salt and pepper grinders. Yes, we have both !! Great when you pick them up and accidentally set them off grinding all over the table. Hope you use table cloths and not mats ??? I have a similar apple - a gift so I have to keep it !

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    1. We use mats! It's bound to happen. Would you like a pear to go with your apple?

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  5. Bury the Pear in the garden. In a few years it will have achieved a beautiful patina, and you'll be able to sell it as an antique (unless there's a pirouetting figure of Don the Trump inside)

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    1. I like the idea of burying it.

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  6. That looks like a purchase that is made for the cupboard and eventually the charity shop. I've just taken a load of stuff to our local Habit 24 and while unpacking it there I saw a jug that I had to have...

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    1. I think you could be right! So did you buy the jug?

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