Wednesday, 25 November 2015

What-On-Earth-Is-It? Wednesday

This has been kicking around in my kitchen since last Christmas.
Can you guess what it is?

Just so you know, it's not meant to look like this!

It should look like this...
My poor little steamer that I use every year to cook my Christmas pudding. Except that last year we left it a bit too long, the water got very, very low and the plastic bowl, that the pudding came in, melted and then wedged itself through the holes as it cooled!
I have another one in the cupboard, like the one above, but it has a 'pole' in the middle, so it won't work for puddings.
And there it has sat, a sad little thing on top of my stove, collecting dust. Until today; I need to get it back to its' sparkling self ready for Christmas dinner. Most of the plastic has come off, but I need to wait until tomorrow, when I am not so tired and I can see what I am doing in daylight.
Just for the record, I guess these could be termed 'vintage kitchenalia', as I have had them for donkeys years and they were both secondhand when I got them.
Good design never goes out of style, even with kitchen tools!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Non-wearable TARDIS Tuesday

Well, didn't I do well with #BEDN?
I am that ashamed at the lack of my blogging prowess this month that I am removing the #BEDN logo from my sidebar!
Back to today.
This specifically for Kezzie, but if you are a Dr Who fan you might like this!
A TARDIS lamp!!
Oh YES!!
To my eyes they are quite a pale blue for the TARDIS, but possibly all the prettier for that.
Found them in TKMaxx, but they could quite possibly be in Homesense too.
I think this could be a great Christmas present for a Dr Who fan, don't you?

Monday, 2 November 2015

BEDN - November 1

I have an inkling that the subject matter for Day 1 is something 'new' about yourself; I can't get the Google calendar to download!
But if you are a new reader then everything about "Pennyblossoms" will be new to you!
I am already running a day late! Ha Ha!
We actually spent the 1st travelling back on a bloomin' cold train from Plymouth. We left in T-shirt weather and gradually added more and more items of clothing. Eventually I got my big coat out of my suitcase. Yeah, that cold! All manner of 'reasons' given...old-style train, busy train and the thermostat was the front end of the train, they'll try switching it off and on again! Funny when it's 'The IT Crowd', not so good when you are trying not to get cold!
Cheers Cross-Country, (very cross indeed!), Trains.

We didn't get home until late in the evening to find a phone message about the carers looking after Mr Bs' dad had double-dosed all his meds on Saturday afternoon. The medication is in blister packs and they are supposed to record everything they do, so how on earth that happened Heaven knows!
Of course, late Sunday night, pretty impossible to get hold of anyone! So, this morning cue a very red-hot line to everyone - doctor, chemist, care team (maybe need to change that name!), manager of the sheltered housing. Everybody.
Poor old Mr B, had to travel to Belfast this afternoon, so there was barely a free moment. All OK and he is safely there now. Hurrah! And Phew!
So, what about me? Two loads of washing later, I still haven't made much of a hole in the mountain of washing! Because, of course, not only is there what was worn in Plymouth, there is what Mr B had in Sunderland too! Six pairs of jeans and a dozen assorted black tops...only another million loads to go!
And new? Well, I'm getting a new crown fitted at the dentist tomorrow!