Just lately it seems everything electronic in our house is on the blink. The washing machine, the tumble dryer, the dishwasher, and a light in the kitchen as well. You would think my kitchen is haunted or something! The tumble dryer made squeaky noises, then a banging noise and then died. Luckily tumble dryers aren’t ridiculously heavy like washers so Blokey shoved it in his car boot and got a local appliance shop to fix it. That was £50 gone, but still considerably cheaper than buying a new one.
I received this product a while back now, but was unsure what to write. The Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder* looks brilliant on the kitchen table, and is a real space saver. The RRP is high at £29.99 but can be found on Amazon now at £9.95. If I was to pay a tenner for this it’s good, but for Thirty pounds I would have been very disappointed. It is a fabulous idea, yet it doesn’t quite seem to “work” somehow. The bottom of the grinder is the stand, but also the funnel for filling the mills. This means you can’t lose the base, so it gets put back on to the grinder, but then I have to remind my children to remove the base before use.
Today I’m happy. A few years back I knocked our kitchen and hallway wall down to make one large kitchen. Since then the floor has been covered in thin boards, which looked so temporary. The walls and ceiling were painted, curtains were up, everything else except the floor. I felt embarrassed to open the front door. But not today, because now it’s finally homey and finished. At last!
The obvious answer is turn some lights on, but that’s not what I’m going for in this post. If you are in rented accommodation it does limit your options somewhat but use mirrors as much as you can. I have a huge mirror on the chimney breast, it has retro advertising on it and I think it looks cool but it also bounces more light in to the room. Mirrors at the top of stairs are also great, especially if you hang it angled downward as it can bounce extra light down your stairs.