The top I started crocheting a couple of weeks ago I had to abandon because I ran out of yellow yarn and couldn’t find any in the same colour anywhere. I think they must have stopped making it. It was one I had in my stash for a little while so it’s not surprising. I started again from scratch and now have a green jumper instead.
We got this grass-growing kit for Victoria as apparently cats need to eat grass from time to time. The fibre is good for them and helps them get rid of fur balls. She seems to quite like it.
I also got a couple of scratching panels to put against an armchair she’s been clawing but now she claws at the bit of armchair between the scratching panels. I’m not quite sure what to do about that. Someone suggested a water gun so we may give that a try. Has anyone got any suggestions?
We helped keep the economy afloat this week by purchasing a made-in-Britain toaster. Whenever an appliance dies I try very hard to find a locally made replacement, giving preference to Scottish, British, European made goods in that order. It’s not just that I want to support local industry but more to do with having something that is well-made and lasts. I’m sick of appliances that break after a few years. It used to be that you’d get a toaster as a wedding present and 40 years later it would still be going strong. How many people can say they have a 40-year-old toaster these days? I don’t know whether our new toaster will last that long but the parts can be replaced which means if it does break down it can be repaired. It’s a Dualit.
It was made by Michael. Thank you, Michael.
I really like the design. The top dial lets you control how many slots heat up so if you only want one slice of toast then you don’t have to have all elements switched on. The bottom dial is the timer. The feature I love most about it is the lever that lets you pop the toast up whenever you want to check progress. I hope it lasts!