“If the butter’s not melted, just pop it in the microwave for a minute.” Ah, no can do.
“Ok then just drive down to the shops and get the spreadable stuff.” Sorry, not possible.
…so went the conversation that proved this thoroughly modern milly might not be so modern after all.
Here’s a bunch of household items that haven’t made it into my household.
Confession time. The hairdryer seen here was actually a stunt hairdryer I borrowed. Truth is, I don’t own a hairdryer and never use one. As you know, I’m not a fan of summer’s heat. Turns out I don’t like it on my face either. Three days a week, I have a long commute to work so I wash my hair when I wake and by the time I arrive, it’s high and dry. Au Naturale.
2. Toiletries bag
Back in my travelling days, a wise old owl advised me to never pack toiletries. They take up too much room and always end up spilling. So I quit the carry on and ditched my toiletries bag years ago. Hotels always have the basics on hand for short stays. For longer stays, I just buy what I need when I land.
I have a licence but not a car. What I save in petrol I spend on public transport but it’s a small price to pay. I don’t much like operating high speed equipment so I’ll leave that to my bus driver.
Growing up, we never owned a microwave and as a grown up I’ve never wanted one. I’m a gas gal. I like having some old fashioned fire power and I don’t mind if it takes me a little longer. Snatching a few minutes of quiet stove-side solitude is probably good for the soul, right?
Tell me, what mod cons do you forego at your place?
Linking up today with The Multitasking Mummy.