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Saturday, 15 January 2011

sorting the junk

I have too much clothes, and at least 89% of it is either too small or too worn out and ugly to be worn. Yet they are cluttering up my space and making it difficult to just put things away. It is depressing and I tell myself I need to sort it out, but the sheer volume make me tired just thinking about it. In the past when I have attempted to de-clutter I have spent too much time dithering over whether a t-shirt that is a little too tight would be okay for gardening in and I really should keep it just in case. I also tell myself that I'll slim down and be able to get back into those beautiful Miss Sixty jeans that are just too good to give away. Hence the mental torture of 'should it stay or should it go' halts any notion I may have of sorting the junk.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Kitchen Aid

I am a ‘basher’, or ‘a bit heavy handed’ as my mother would say. A trait great for the initial kneading of bread and for digging tree stumps out of the garden; but for anything else it is a liability. So, knowing this about myself, I have always preferred and bought heavy duty kitchen equipment, which can with stand my clumsy bull at a gate approach.

This has worked out very well really, as I have a selection of kitchen apparatus that has withstood the passage of time and my cack handed use of them. Of all the equipment I have, I love my MERCURY cooker and KITCHEN AID mixer best of all, mostly because I use them every day. They are solid and reassuringly heavy. The Mercury cooker is a huge and beautiful beast with a main oven that can hold an 18kg turkey and five powerful gas rings. It is also a thing of sleek beauty, designed to do a job and not over embellished with twiddly bits to impress those impressed by bling. It is a solid piece of kit and worth every single penny. So too my Kitchen Aid is heavy and shiny and robust. Every cake, meringue or pastry I have ever made, starts here.

Although these things may cost more, I have had them all for many years and will have them for many more I am certain.