I’m home tonight and happy to be so.
This morning, on my way to a client meeting and very early – whenever the M25 is involved in a journey it’s always best to allow double the time you think you’ll need so you can sit on the tarmac on the motorway enjoying listening to the ‘dance’ music belting out from the ‘hot hatch’ in front and breathing in all of the pollution from the thousands of other cars around you also on the road to nowhere.
I digress – I was early so I popped into Sainsbury to get a few bits of shopping that I knew we needed at home, including some wine glasses. I got these ones and they are at least marginally better than the last ones I bought in as much as they are made from thick-ish glass so won’t fall to pieces in my hand like the last lot I bought. I’ve not yet given them the test that will probably make me see red when I do – the dishwasher test!
The dishwasher test has nothing to do with whether they go cloudy in it – just that they will fit on the top shelf. It may seem really trivial but it pisses me off no end that glass designers/manufacturers can’t make wine glasses with a decent size goblet but short enough stems to go in the dishwasher and I don’t have time to wash them by hand.
Am I alone in thinking things should be practical before any other consideration? Glasses that’ll fit in the dishwasher, a toaster that’ll fit ‘breadmaker’ sized slices of bread – these would be things I’d buy……
Last year, I was in my finest hour, not the depths I find myself in this year. Two years ago, I was building nests and looking after the soul of DM by making preserves.