Kitchen Wishlist

No harm in dreaming eh! I want want want a KitchenAid! Someday…. šŸ˜‰

What’s your kitchen wishlist?


Midweek Insomniac Ponderings

It’s 1:18am on a Wednesday night/morning. And I can’t sleep. Second night in a row. I’m not quite at the Machinist end of the scale, but I’m pretty damn sleep-deprived at the moment. Damn.

I have regular problems sleeping. Sometimes my mind is just overworking thinking about various situations, worrying too much about silly things I really shouldn’t be stressing about. But other times I’ve consumed too muchĀ caffeineĀ in a day and my mind just won’t rest. Today is one of those days.

Sitting in bed on my laptop definitely does not help the situation. But I’ve just googled some sleep exercises, which hopefully will help the situation once I publish this.

Why is it always mid-week I can’t sleep, but weekends I fall asleep at 10pm on the couch?!

Got me thinking about some rather strange thoughts.

  1. Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
  2. Why does mineral water that has supposedly ‘trickled through mountains for centuries’ have a ‘use by’ date?
  3. What do you call male ballerinas?
  4. Why do dogs get mad at you when you blow in their faces, but when you take them on a car ride, they sticks his head out the window?
  5. Do birds pee?
  6. Do fish sleep?
  7. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  8. Why do they lock bathrooms at petrol stations? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  9. Why is there an expiry date on sour cream?
  10. Why do I think Subway is healthy but wouldn’t dare think of eating in McDonalds?!


Garden Works

I moved into my house share almost six months ago and have been working on the garden gradually. There’s a huge amount of potential for the garden, it’s got some nice features to it, but it takes a lot of work and sometimes I can be quite lazy. As you can see below, I let it go a little wild – but in fairness, the weeds just keep on growin’! I had weeded this out completely about 3 weeks prior to taking this photo.

The patio is covered in weeds again, but thanks to some googling, I’ve found an environmentally-friendly way of killing those nasty weeds. I weeded out the whole lot and then threw boiling water over the spots where the weeds once were to kill the roots. It’s been a couple weeks now and they haven’t grown back, so fingers crossed! šŸ™‚

And the after shots! I must point out that there is still some work to do here. It’s still a little bit untidy, but I’ll fix that up. I’ve planted some beautifulĀ nasturtiums that add a lovely bright colour to the garden. There’s also a few strawberry pots there as you can see.


There were previously two large trees in our garden, but they were chopped down around 18 months ago. The stumps have been left, but I think they’ll make quite a nice feature to the garden once I’ve managed to clear away most the ivy!

There are two kind of sections to the garden. I’ve planted flowers to the front of the garden and hope to turn the bottom half into a herb/vegetable garden. Although there’s not all that much room for vegetable growing. Ideally I would like to put down a layer of gravel on the flower bed, but it’s a rental house and it can be an expensive job, so I’m trying to think of alternatives. If you have any suggestions, shout out! Thanks!