After unsuccessful attempts to buy marine plywood in Wickes and Homebase, I settled for 6mm MDF to make the shelves that are dramatically going to increase my wardrobe space. Have you been in Homebase lately to buy anything remotely DIY based? It's a joke with acres of floor space devoted to trinkets and ornaments rather than manly sheets of wood. Anyway after attempt number two we have shelves that are way more substantial than the abominations that I knocked up last week. They even have lintels to finish them off. I have just been promoted to the handywoman status of Bob the Builder's girlfriend Wendy and am really rather chuffed with myself.
that halogen cooker? Well, it's in the kitchen being used in test mode to bake, steam and roast stuff. Here's some beautiful cooked belly pork from the other evening served on a bed of shredded greens, mushrooms and peas in oyster sauce. Anyone who thinks our food offering are going to be compromised once less conventional cooking techniques become unavailable to us are sadly wrong!