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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
I believe it's traditional that 5 things make a post
1. The thing that the next-door-but-one neighbour is building in his back garden is not a greenhouse, as I first thought, but a giant shed. He has started putting the roof on this morning. It really is huge for a garden shed. It's almost big enough to get a small car in. Assuming, that is, that the door had been made large enough. And also assuming that it was actually possible to get a car round the side of the house -- which it isn't.

2. It's Mother's Day tomorrow in the UK and my daughter sent chocolates. I have no willpower and succumbed and opened them last night. (It has been a stressful couple of weeks and I needed chocolate.) But this newfangled thing about putting salt in chocolate? Do not like. :( Fortunately only two types contain salted nuts.

3. I need to get a better light in my study-cum-workroom. I'd sewed the faces and eyes on the Easter bunnies yesterday evening. When I looked this morning, I'd put one little bunny face on the wrong side. All sorted out now, but very irritating.

4. The trees on the swamp beyond the bottom of our garden are all busy having sex. I have finally been forced to admit that I am allergic to tree pollen. I keep sneezing and my eyes feel hot and sticky.

5. And finally, (via a post on Twitter) another Amazon review thread has gone rogue :) You might like to read the reviews of this LoTR ring, which had been described as "Tengwar Script Men's Lord Prayer Ring Comfort Fit Black IP Stainless Steel Size 9 10 11 12 13"

An example of what people are saying:

"Not what I expected

I bought this as a prayer ring for reciting the Lord's Prayer before bed, as you do. But when I put it on and read the words out loud, I found myself standing at the food of a large tower, staring up at a flaming eye. God doesn't look like I thought He would. I'm still giving this three stars though, because the script is pretty."

Read all the reviews here...

Current Mood: amused amused & irritated by turns

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birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: March 29th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm... I love salted chocolate and caramel. Better still salted chocolate *and* caramel. Pity I'm on a low carb diet. If there's one thing that could tempt me to break it it's salterd caramel chocolates. Marks and Spencer does a good one. And how do I know that? Err...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 29th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are Marks and Spencer chocs. Perhaps I'll have to save them to eat after a strenuous walk on a hot day, when I've sweated a lot. That's about the only circumstance in which I enjoy salty things.

The problem is, I tend to eat low salt, partly because of the high blood pressure, but also because I like less salty food. Therefore what might taste right to others tastes too salty to me.
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: March 29th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Salty chocolate doesn't taste salty to me (overall) it just has little sparkles of salt hidden in the sweetness.
Luckily I don't have blood pressure problems.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: March 29th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm also a fan of salt in chocolate. I think I've always had a savoury palate, but I'm just less and less interested in sweet tastes without something else to temper it.
artkouros From: artkouros Date: March 29th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Mother's Day!
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: March 29th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the reviews. I love it when people do that. :)
fireflylive From: fireflylive Date: March 29th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would just like to second your dislike of salt in chocolate. No. Just no.

Edited at 2014-03-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: March 29th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL at the rogue Amazon reviews - wonderful! Thank you!

houseboatonstyx From: houseboatonstyx Date: March 29th, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
After I wake up, I'll read the comments here and then go to Amazon to see what 'You might also like' and 'Simllar products from other vendors' etc look like.
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