Found a knife

We found that knife in the end – when we arrived in the IoW, it was sitting on the draining board, all washed up.  I suppose our builders must have borrowed it – I hope for food purposes rather than opening cans of paint.

Here is the knife
Here is the knife

It’s funny but no one seems to make this kind of knife – about a four inch long blade which is rounded at the end.  During our search, my husband bought a set of three Wusthof knifes (they were very reduced) and the middle one was about the same size but had a longer, pointier blade.

At least we'll be able to do some marvellous pumpkin carving this year
At least we’ll be able to do some marvellous pumpkin carving this year

Not a whole lot else to report really.  I’ve done as you suggested, Kal, and split those chives in the front garden – I put some in the herb garden, left some where they were and put some others in another bed.  I’d never realised that chives were separate bulb plants but I suppose it makes sense.

I didn’t take any photos of the garden because it was raining rather hard.

I’ve also done some pruning of my herbs (English mace, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage) and have put the clippings in the compost bin.  I had a go at turning the compost but I don’t know how effective I was.  There seems to be quite a lot of compost from the middle downwards and I have loads of worms.

My Mum says that she is quite worried about the worms in her compost bin.  She has one of those black dalek bins and the worms keep going up into the ridges of the lid.  She thinks it’s because they want a rest but I think that they are too hot.  In summer, they cook and then stink the whole bin out.

Lights and knives

As well as wrapping paper, we went to have a look at lights and knives.  Now, I can see the appeal of a nice light – it makes your room look better (and sometimes bigger).  The problem is that I rather hate shopping in person – and you do need to see lights in person, otherwise it becomes a bit of a farce.

We didn't buy this
We didn’t buy this

The reason we were also looking at knives is that we’ve lost one of our sharp kitchen knives in the IoW.  I have looked and looked but can’t find it.  It’s a bit of a bugger because it was made by AGA (and was a real bargain because they discontinued their knife range so sold it half price).  You know when a knife is just about the right size for your hand, not so fancy that you’re afraid to use it nor so cheap that it isn’t useful?  That was this one.

We also ended up going to look at knives in Selfridge’s, which is a shop I hate.  There’s something about it that makes me incredibly angry and impatient.  Perhaps it’s the lighting.  Plus, the doors kept giving me static shocks.  Although my husband helpfully pointed out that it was almost certainly me who was generating static, rather than the shop.  This improved my mood no end.