Budgeting was forced on me due to an unexpected visit to the rapacious tooth fixer before Christmas. Well t’was imposed earlier than I like. Normally I hit that activity about mid March for then I feel the outdoors mitigate the deprivations. What’s actually amazing though when you sit down and work it out are the creeping bit of rubbish that enters the weekly spend. Why for instance am I buying one espresso at the supermarket when I know I make better at home. This even more, since I invested in an espresso maker at the back end of the summer. That has saved a darn fortune all on its own. And why exactly can I not sit down without a snack of an evening.
Enter then the discovery of pop-corn. How the heck did I miss it all these years. 100g, four mins in a lidded pan, a bowl the size of a horse-trough and you have an edible snack that’s actually enjoyable. And one you don’t feel porcine afterwards with bloat.
I was reading about all the goings on over in Iowa, but I quite honestly haven’t the energy to spare. So I’ll wait till something actually happens beyond a valid cull. For at the moment even for a election freak like myself this comes under ‘who gives a shit’. Frankly, I doubt Iowans gave much either. Winnowing might be a word to call it.
Yeah, Etna is letting rip yet again. There is something isn’t there, when one thinks ‘hmm, haven’t had a volcano eruption in a while’.