Ohh the excitement of my life these days! How can I cope with it all?
Two or three weeks ago the inner part of our kitchen bin broke, so my hubby bought me a smart new bin. The only trouble was, it was much taller than the old one, and although it went underneath the reduced-height worktop of our semi-adapted kitchen, the lid wouldn’t open more than a couple of inches and I had a job to use it without pulling it out all the time. I struggled on with it until I realised it really wouldn’t do, so last night I spent several hours online, trying to find a suitable replacement that I liked, that worked properly, and wouldn’t break the bank. It turned out to be very difficult, and I ended up going to bed (very late!) having achieved nothing! Anyway, I preferred to see them “in the flesh” to make sure the one I chose would work well for me.
Yesterday something went wrong with my Tesco grocery delivery, and several things that I thought I’d ordered didn’t come, and they weren’t on Tesco’s list either, even though they were crossed off my written list as I’d entered them on the online order. I can only think that the brief dropping out of my Internet connection may have had something to do with it. I always used to double-check the order against my list before going to the checkout and I will obviously have to start doing this again. Anyway, they were things I couldn’t do without, so I suggested to my hubby that we took a trip out this morning, to visit Sainsbury’s and also to try and find a new bin.
He’d asked me last night what I wanted to do today as he was free, and I think he had in mind a nice outing to the seaside or a picnic or something, and we ended up going supermarket shopping, and on a bin hunt!! I had tremendous fun and enjoyed my morning immensely. Clearly I should get out more…
We found a bin the same as the one that had got broken, but this time in cream instead of steel, and decided to buy a new bin for the compost too – also in cream.
Very smart. Wouldn’t you agree?
During the course of my online researches last night, I came across a review on Amazon of one particular bin which really made me laugh – the woman liked the bin and wrote a favourable review – it was entitled “Bin there,” and her username made me chuckle as well – “Helena Handbasket” – and she said, “The bin is a bin. I am reluctant to give it 5 stars, because anybody who loves their bin that much clearly needs to get out more.” Lol!
I obviously need to get out more. I mean, really. Dedicating a whole blog post to a kitchen bin.