Now, I hope you’re not getting sick of the ABC Wednesday posts. I’ve never been one for formula posts, but firstly I’m quite enjoying this one, and secondly, I’m just plain sick.Â To be accurate, I have a stinky virus thing I picked up on one of my therapy visits with The Princess.Â As they say, no good deed goes unpunished!
So today we’re up to the letter ‘K‘, and fortunately, there are plenty of things in my house beginning with ‘K‘, so I haven’t had to stir myself very much.Â And some of my favourite things are represented by this letter.
And, to be fair, one of my less favourite things.Â Up there, you’ll see the first picture which is a little plaque I keep on the shelf between my kitchen and the lounge.Â It illustrates perfectly how I feel about kitchens.Â We don’t have chairs in ours, or a dining table, or I might feel differently. No, ours is a working kitchen.Â You go there to wash clothes or dishes, prepare food, or – perish the thought – actually cook!!Â I used to cook a lot, of course, for my growing family, but I’m well and truly disenchanted, which may have something to do with the fact that I can’t eat any of the fun stuff anymore, or I balloon.
Now, I’m sure some of you will remember that I like knives.Â Alright, I love knives. Â This one is my latest acquisition, a sweet little Sabatier, less than six inches long and sharp as a razor.Â There’s no problem with the perspective in that picture, the blade really is that short, less than two inches, I’d say.Â Beautiful!Â But, as you see by the dings and scratches it’s already managed to pick up, it’s a knife that I use quite frequently.
Staying in the kitchen, my next favourite thing is fruit.Â In this case, kiwi fruit. This one has its own special, one-free-with-every-pack, kiwi fruit spoon.Â It’s an odd looking thing, isn’t it?Â I haven’t actually tried it yet, because I tend to just cut them in half with a knife, then eat the flesh with … a … spoon …
Um … yeah.Â That’s what the ‘spoon’ is for, right?Â Maybe I’ll try that sometime!
In the dining room, we have a large, custom built piece of pine furniture with shelves for books, and drawers for videos and DVDs.Â Naturally, the drawers are at the bottom, and when we first got The Princess, her bed was in here.Â Did I ever tell you that she was a chewer?Â No?Â Well, there’s the evidence.Â She chewed about six of the lower drawer knobs till we realised what she was doing and moved her bed away.Â She’s such a lazy hound, you see, that she will only gnaw on things she can reach without getting up.
And there is a drawer where we keep our keys.Â This is one of my keys – it has a recycled circuit board tag, which I rather like, and – oh look!Â Guess who it is in that film cell inside the other tag?Â Yep, it’s Johnny Depp, in his role as the deliciously sombre and opium-addled Inspector Fred Abberline in the movie ‘From Hell’.Â It’s not really a horror movie, but it is a slasher, because it’s a fictionalised account of the Jack the Ripper murders which took place in Victorian London, and which were never solved.
Another favourite thing of mine is jewellery, and this is a piece of homemade thong jewellery. Yes, I know that ‘J’ was last week, but look closely, and you’ll see that this necklace is made to be adjustable by means of two knots.Â Clever, huh?Â I thought so!Â And look closely again, and you’ll see a tiny knife.
You all know that one of my most favourite things is my dogs, don’t you?Â Well, dogs have to eat, and this is a bag of their usual kibble.Â It’s not the most expensive, but it’s not the cheapest either, and it seems to suit them, so this is what I mostly buy.
Last, but not least, here’s a movie from my Johnny Depp collection.Â What’s that?Â Yes, I know.Â The movie title doesn’t begin with a ‘K‘, does it?Â Nor does Johnny Depp.Â No, I know.Â But what you may not know is that Johnny plays Jack Kerouac in this movie!Â There.Â Quite legitimate.
Told you I was enjoying this one!Â How about you?