The weeks are speeding by towards Christmas, I don’t recall ever experiencing time going by so fast; is it an age-thing? It seems like just last week that I did Celia’s kitchen-show-and-tell post for my September entry, and now it’s time for October!
When my daughter outgrew playing with dolls, I packed her favourite toys into box to keep for my (I am hopeful) grandchildren to play with one day, and gave the rest to Our Alice to take to the children in her village when she went home last Christmas. One thing I couldn’t part with was the little chest of drawers that once housed the Barbie doll trinkets. Garish neon pink and gold, I kept it hidden in my bedside chest. Last weekend, while my husband was doing a big clear up in his garage, my dort came and asked me if there was anything that needed sanding as she wanted to learn to use his belt sander. I fetched that little chest of drawers and she restored it beautifully for me. I now have it on my kitchen window sill, storing toothpicks, elastic bands and string.
In her September contribution, Cecilia of thekitchensgarden said “I like to keep everything I use on shelves where I can see what they are up to. Plus I am the most absent minded person I know so if I cannot see what I have I forget that I have it.” I am much the same and often buy things, stick them in my cupboard and promptly forget about them, as was the case with these two retro items I bought at my friend Merope’s flea market stand a long time ago. I retrieved them from the cupboard yesterday and have resolved to use them this week.
So too these beautiful espetada skewers that I have had for more than 13 years and never used; a barbecue is definitely on the cards one of these days.
There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.