Saturday, 1 August 2015
No-one gets as excited as I do when I get the chance to visit Wilko. We don't have one here in the town so we don't go all that often, but we were after a few mundane things - who knew a £5 ironing board that had also been used as a pasting table and shelf would only last for 10 years?
When we arrived a member of staff was reducing lots of the seeds down to 10p a pack. We were quite restrained and only bought 6 packs.
We fancy trying out potatoes next year, and had seen this bags a while ago for £3 each but didn't buy them, they were reduced to £1.50 today, and although I'm not really sure how much a potato bag would generally be, these seemed like an acceptable price.
It cheered up a day that certainly had not started off well.
Even though we didn't go out, other than to Blackpool for this stuff, we did still eat the picnic. We'd treated ourselves to some fancy flatbreads from Booths, we won't be getting them again, I didn't even eat mine, just picked the salad and falafel off it, I clearly am not cut out for the finer things in life. I did make a tart with the rest of the rhubarb which was a success, we also had a bit of custard left over so I used that too. I rolled out half a sheet of puff pasty, turned up the edges, spread over the custard them topped with rhubarb and berries.
OK, they don't look great, but they tasted very nice indeed.