I work voluntarily in a charity shop one morning a week and it's a great place to find anything I need. When I needed a large pudding basin to make a Christmas pud I found one at our shop. When I needed some new ramekin dishes due to mine having cracks and getting broken, again some were found at the charity shop. I seem to find, if I'm patient, anything I require. Last week I really wanted some towels for the dog. Nearly every day he has to have his legs and belly sprayed under the shower after our walks. When I went to the shop to do my voluntary work Friday I mentioned to the girls if they came across any old towels that were going into rag because they are too tatty, to save them for my dog. I also mentioned I would like an old quilt to make a new bed for him if they came across one.
On finishing my shift I was presented with a double size M&S quilt and two worn out towels. I didn't have to pay anything for the towels as they were no good to sell and were going in the rags and I had to pay £2.00 for the quilt. Sherlock is very happy with his new comfy bed and I have a couple of towels to dry him off after walks, result.
I found a couple of smoked mackerel fillets stashed in a corner of the freezer which were dated months ago.
I am determined to clear the freezer of all the bits and pieces I throw in there to save them going off. Wonder what I will pull out next week : )
Breakfast - Medium bowl of branflakes and skimmed milk
Lunch - Homemade spicy sweet potato soup (out of freezer) 2 rice cakes with mackerel pate, orange
Dinner - Fragrant quorn rice one pot and a small slice of homemade bread
Packup for nightshift - Mackerel pate & salad sandwich, cup-a-soup and an apple