My daily post comes really late today. That’s what happens when you get stuck in your household entertainments. Soooooo amusing. Not. Apart from the moment when I fished a) two bags of carrageen, collected, dried and packaged by yours truly in August 1998 (… they are older than my son 😂, but unlike him, I ditched them in the bin); and b) an empty bag of cappuccino powder, Krüger brand, featuring Thorin Oakenshield on the packaging. Definitely not ditching *that*. But you can see now why it took me so long to tidy up…
the crap that I collect and hold on to…
The whole cleaning and tidying action went well into the afternoon. All the way up to dinner, actually, not least because I was so overwhelmed by it all
and underwhelmed by my lack of motivation that I had to take frequent breaks. In the end, however, it was done.
(What looks like stains is actually some *genuine*
shabby chic farmhouse style scuffs on the paint… So, at this point I am almost done with the kitchen. Just one more cupboard on the list – which isn’t as bad as the dresser was.
But yes folks, that’s what we do in our self-imposed domestic exile. It’s been 5 days since I last went shopping. We still have 6 and a half toilet rolls. The kitchen tidy-up drive is helped by our private challenge to eat ourselves through our storage cupboard. Today we had 3 mini Christmas puddings (best before January 2019 😂) for dessert. That’s another 5 cubic inches freed up in my cupboard! I call it a success. In other news: it took less than a week for my mother’s day gift to myself (not a card, not a thank you, nothing from my dearests yesterday) to arrive.
Ha, that is almost to size here in the photo. It’s a notebook with Aninomori’s gorgeous drawing of RA, printed by Redbubble. I am planning to use this for my fandom related activities – notes for shrines, reviews, future fandom challenges. (If you are interested, it can be ordered via Redbubble HERE.)
Talking of fandom challenges…
What’s your least favourite episode of your favourite show?
So, favourite show being Strike Back, I should probably say that my least favourite episode has to be the abominable episode 1 of SB: Project Dawn. But somehow I have never really seen that as part of the *original* SB. So let’s just pretend that Project Dawn never happened. Then I can say that my least favourite episode is – in hindsight – episode 1 of SB. Why? I just hate to see hero Portah broken and reduced to a mod hairstyle. Doesn’t fufill my needs (although I concede the redemption is ever sweeter because of the temporary breakdown).
However, bonus points for Daddy!Portah and Sexy!Portah.
Phew. Just about managed to get some gratuitous photos in. Number 5: checked.