1. Prunes (I'd love to see the look on Lisa's face over at Jumble & Jelly!!)
I came back from France a couple of years ago with a love of all things Prune. Why are they so out of fashion here? I am addicted to Activia with Prunes and my favorite dessert is "Far Breton" which is a sweet kind of Yorkshire pudding with Prunes - divine with clotted cream.
2. From last years holiday in France, I came back desperate to grow Hollyhocks outside every downstairs window as they do on the Ile de Re - mine are just coming into flower now.
3. My sewing machine - I saved up my first wages to buy this and its still going strong - my grandad contributed a bit to it too (he bought my brother a car!!!). It has however been my faithful companion, and earned me a few bob when I was skint. I used to make all my own clothing (when you could get decent fabric and it was cheaper to make your own) and all my own curtains and cushions etc. I call it my Playstation.
4. Sea Glass - I love it, I have tons of it. This jarful is displayed in my bathroom. It's even more precious when the piece is heart shaped! I particularly love the colour of "Bombay Sapphire" sea glass but I'm not so keen on the type that comes from "Newcastle Brown" - you see I am a conniseur!
5. A cool spot on my pillow - when I get an attack of the "vapours " in the night. If I can find a cool spot - I am in heaven!! I am thinking of investing in a "Chillow" . This apparently makes your pillow permanently cool. Has anyone used one?
6. Silence. I love music - anything from classic, pop, rock, metal (hubby's influence) etc etc. But best of all - because it doesn't happen all that much - I love the sound of silence.
There you go - 6 more rattled off and no sign of a cleaning product!!!(Michela!!) I just don't have a favorite cleaning product - but I would put a cleaning lady/gent on my list of faves if I had one!!
The arm is still as painful today, but I have got a bit more movement in it this evening. I have been very alarmed to read how long these things can take to heal, and a lady at the young mans cricket match at the weekend (who kindly gave me a lift as I couldn't drive) said that hers took 2 years to get back to normal!! I was panicking when I thought she was going to say 2 weeks!! Oh well - the family will be proficient in house management by the end of 2 years!! The young man couldn't believe how difficult it was to put pillowcases on pillows!!