Hello from deepest Cornwall !!
I'm sitting in my friends' conservatory, getting my strength up to go to Trago Mills with D.
He isn't fishing today, so I am taking the opportunity to drag him out shopping for things he really needs. His watch has broken "What time is it Gilly ?" and he needs a new winter heavyweight waterproof. There are bits and bobs needed as we get ready for winter - boiled linseed oil, part for the paraffin lamp... you get the idea!
I have now completed all the mending I bought with me and am way ahead with the winter preparation lists! I moan about being away from home, but it has been nice to have some "thinking" time.
D. has now done two days fishing..What a haul! There is now no space in J's freezer so we have been driving over to her son's house to fill his freezer up ! if D. gets anymore J. will quickly run out of relatives ! I estimate that nearly 25lb of pollack and 10lb ling is now frozen. I also passed some over to J's elderly neighbours.
J. and I "did" the charity shops on monday and very well I did too! I bought a lovely nearly new double sheet to back quilts for £1. two teeshirts, a lovely warm fleece and a shirt for myself for £8 and a good quality working shirt for GDS for £2. I also bought some smallish (enough for 2 people) ovenproof dishes for bulk cooking meals for £1 each.
Did anyone see "Blackout" on the TV last night? it was a docu-drama about the national grid going down and how people (didn't) cope. The arty farty camera angles... "Yes we know that taking with a mobile phone would look like this, but you are making me giddy!".. got on my nerves and it was very disjointed at times , but the message was clear and may make people think.
J. and I went to the "Disability" shop for something to put on the handle of her potato peeler as her arthritis makes it difficult to grip. They showed us a wide handled potato peeler for £10 something and some foam tubing to put on handles for £28 or some old stock at £18 !!!!!. so we went to B&Q and bought some foam pipe insulation for 79 pence and then to the Pound shop for a wide handled potato peeler.
(Also bought 18 large bananas for £1 from the orange sticker isle at the co-op - need to google banana cake recipes now.)
All for now.. back soon
Gill @ Frugal in (temporarily) Cornwall xx