Thursday 18th June 2015
Cupboards, closets, wardrobes, drawers, baskets, containers - every
conceivable space is utilised for storage - it is amazing how we seem to find
more ways of fitting more things into a smaller space.
In some cases we simply put it in and close the door hoping that the
pressure doesn't build up enough to throw the door back at us; other times we
have to drag everything out to find something that we know we have but it is
right at the back.
There are the other times when we are looking in the cupboard and find
something that we had completely forgotten about.
Just recently we have been going through the cupboards in the kitchen,
checking to see exactly what we have stored at the very back and also in two
large crates in there as well.
There have been a few treasures found - like the 8 cans of lager that had
been forgotten (not any more); a couple of bottles of red wine (will be put to
good use); but mostly we are finding 2 or 3 jars/bottles/cans of the same thing
that we really do not need.
The dinner menus have become somewhat creative as the effort is being
made to not waste any of this.
By and large this has been successful and we are whitling the stocks
down; of course there are some things that take a bit longer to make it to the table.
Some of these items that we find hidden away have, of course, taken time
to find their way into the cupboards - it is at this point I should say that we
have been taking note of the "Best Before Date".
For Diane, the BBD is something that is like an advisory note; like
driving along and the sign advises slowing down or a certain speed for the next
bend, so consequently I remain a little apprehensive when the year is 2014 and
downright terrified when it says 2013.
But Diane views it as weight-loss eating plan.
Still I am here and
well - although my clothes are starting to feel a bit loose and I need more
reading material for the little room.
By the way, we didn't move today - we have a nice mooring at the junction and 100m away is an Elsan point - who knows how quickly you could fill 3 cassettes.