Hello. It was flu jab day today. The doctors surgery is normally closed on a Tuesday afternoon, but today it was buzzing. They book everyone in at one minute intervals, my time was 2.39pm, and they were dead on time. It was like a conveyor belt, I'm sure several others were booked in at the same time because we were all in and out in a few seconds. Straight after I decided to go for my walk, as I already had my trainers on.
Here is a pic of my lunch today. Underneath the mashed up avocado and the egg is a brown oven bottom muffin, we used to call them baps. It's spread with spicy houmous, and served with lettuce and yellow tomatoes. Very nice it was too.
Remember the sewing machine I've recently aquired, the one I haven't got a lead for. Well I have decided I am not going to spend time looking for one, and money buying one. I don't need the machine, it doesn't do any more than the one I already have. So I gooooglied 'who collects sewing machines', and found a charity called Workaid who refurbish all second hand tools, including sewing and knitting machines, and garden and carpentry tools, and sends them to Africa in containers.
I rang them, their head office and warehouse is in Chesham, and they gave me the phone number for a local collection point in Lincoln. I have three machines to give away, also a hand and a treadle, I might as well donate them as well. Will free up some space, I never use them anyway. I'm waiting for a call back in the next day or two to arrange collection. I have said I can deliver to Lincoln as it's not that far away. Here is their web site. And a video on yoootooob, showing what they do. Looks like a worthy cause to me.
You can find out from the web site where the nearest collection point is to you, and if you want to de clutter any useful tools and equipment that you no longer need, they would be pleased to take them. I discovered that it is hard to sell second hand sewing machines in this country, but there are other countries that will gladly accept them.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.