Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Just Knitted

I don't often knit things for myself but I just loved this cardigan from Rowan's Classic DK Designs for Men and Women. It's knitted in Rowan Pure Wool DK. I usually like to work in 4 ply but this has turned out quite well. First time I have ever worked from a chart which I found quite tricky to start with.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

My Charity Shop Plate

I bought this pretty cake stand in a Charity shop in Spalding sometime last year. Its Midwinter Chintz and today I used it for the first time as we had a tea party for our friend's 80th birthday.
I didn't remember when I bought it that I have had for years a dear little preserve dish in the same design, but with an older looking mark.
I have been a fairly acquisitive collector of china for as long as I can remember and I particularly like jugs! I try not to look too much these days as I know I have far too much 'stuff'.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Quiche Police

This was in today's paper, one of the funniest things I've read for a while.

Buying a quiche? Prove you are 21

By Nick Britten

A TESCO checkout assistant refused to sell a slice of quiche to a shopper until she showed identification proving that she was over 21.

Christine Cuddihy, 24, was stunned when the assistant at a store in Cannons Park, Coventry, refused to sell her the 51p piece of cheese and onion tart because "she looked under 21".

In the end, Miss Cuddihy produced her driving licence in order to make the purchase.

"The girl told me, 'You don't look over 21. I need to see some proof of age'," she said.

"I told her I was certain the proof of age laws did not apply to quiche but she just said, 'We have to be really strict now and this applies to quiche bought over the counter.'

"At first I thought she was joking but her face was deadly serious. I didn't quite know what to say. It was very embarrassing. What on earth is dangerous about a slice of quiche?

"It's not even like I was buying a whole quiche to binge on."

Miss Cuddihy, from Leamington Spa, said' she spent several minutes arguing with the cashier, a woman in her mid-thirties, but hunger got the better of her.

I put the emphasis on the sentence with the bold type because I sometimes think that this could happen in the not too distant future.