My daughter Alice in the US packed up a box and sent it here. It was mostly stuff I’d asked her to buy for us, but she tossed in a few much-appreciated surprises (mainly of the chocolate variety).
In case you’re curious about what kinds of things we might be missing so much that I’d pay $100 in postage and wait four weeks for it, here’s the packing list:Corn tortillas Cat toys Sewing and beading needles Fresh garlic Dried cranberries Cable and charger for Alekka’s camera Alekka’s retainers Pepperoni Biscuit cutters Rennet, calcium chloride, and citric acid for making cheese Garlic salt Pepper grinder Chocolate covered raisins Candy-coated sunflower seeds Chocolate covered something – edamame? Pistachios? Chocolate toffee salted almonds Dark chocolate caramels Organic peppermint teabags Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning Felt squares Lorazepam (don’t leave home without it) Heinz ketchup Grey Poupon mustard Sunday crosswords from the San Francisco Chronicle Bottled grape leaves 3 pairs reading glasses Roasting rack Kitty litter poop scooper
I’m sure you’re wondering how we survived four weeks with two kittens and no poop scooper.
With the British potato masher I found at one of the faranji stores, that’s how.
Don’t worry, we won’t be mashing any potatoes with it. Repurpose, reuse – it’s our new garden hoe.