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Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels (need one of these), meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers, martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors, bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.

I don't have a lot of things because i don't have a lot of space to store them. I notice a blender isn't on that list either. Maybe it's considered like other more common small appliances like hand mixer (have), electric knife (don't have), coffee maker (have), toaster (have) etc. I would probably have a toaster oven if i had room for it since it would save using the oven at times for some things. Probably something that should be on that list are the newly popular pod-coffee and drink makers like the Keurig or Tassimo machine.

Ok, now my ereader is annoying me because it's not opening books to the last known place i was reading, if it's not at a start of a chapter or other set mark that the book seems to have. One doesn't seem to have a opening spot that makes sense, i.e. chapter or section start, the other two do seem to want to return to the start of the chapter previous. If it goes into sleep mode, it's ok, but if i close the book first, then it's messed up and i have to remember where i was and scroll forward though to it . That's annoying.
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I've just corrupted something in my Kobo and as a result have had to do a factory reset. I have some of my ebooks on disk here so i can replace a few of them, at least 2 that i'm reading but another one i'm reading is only on disk at home. I can't install the Kobo desktop app here at work because A. it's kind of non-work related and you know, i shouldn't have it on my work computer and B. it doesn't work anyway. I think the firewall is preventing it from accessing the internet properly so there's no point. I uninstalled it. I would have anyway once the Kobo was updated properly. I'll have to do it tonight. Meanwhile, it's back to the original operating system, without that slick new update from a couple of months back so i have to get used to where to find everything again. It won't access any wifi networks until it's set up properly using the computer desktop app, that's the one that won't work here. Oh well, anyway, i can still read at lunchtime and on the way home and then when i get home i can hook it up and get it all sorted again.
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Picked up my new glasses yesterday. Took nearly a month which it never has before. Apparently they use a place out on the west coast now. I wonder if all the optical places do. I must check for next time, would prefer if it was a local or closer to home company. The new sunglasses are cute! Tangerine frames :) Feels like wearing a bit of sunshine on my face! The glasses lenses are a bit bigger than my old ones but i think the frames feel lighter. Wasn't sure i liked them but my hair was in bad shape yesterday and i felt overall blah. Today i've got it washed and it looks nicer and the glasses are more suited.

I noticed, too, when i was trying them on in the optical place, that my chin is distinctly turning into my grandfather's. Eeek! I've always had a dimple in my chin, which is from Dad's side of the family but it seems to be puffing up a bit and maybe sagging a bit with age and it's getting a bit more squared off around the dimple as a result and it looks just like my Gramp's chin! Well, as long as  my nose doesn't suddenly grow and change shape altogether and look like my Gram's, i'm ok. She was a lovely woman but I'm very, very glad I inherited the nose from my maternal grandmother. :)

I've got the UK flights and the Rome flights booked. Need to book a hotel and also a rental car for Manchester. We are thinking of maybe a day trip to see the Chatsworth estate, and are planning an overnight over to Sunderland by way of Durham and on the way back, there's an Open Air museum in north Yorkshire that we may stop into. We have friends in Sunderland and will stay overnight with them.

Must take my new camera out for a test drive this weekend. I've only been playing with it in the apartment.

Saw an ad for a new version of the Kobo ereader yesterday, called the Kobo Glo. It' has some sort of ambient light, not a backlit screen but a front lit one, you can turn the light on and off, though, so it's not on all the time. I don't read in the dark but on the bus in the dark winter mornings, sometimes a bus may not be well lit or standing people are blocking what light there is. It would be kind of cool. If i ever have to replace this one i have now, i will probably get that one. I could buy a little booklight i suppose though it feels a bit silly on the bus. Maybe if it's quite small. :)

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