Friday, 21 November 2014

Slow Cooker Bargain and A Swollen Finger

I have been reading all the recipes & tips regarding slow cookers and decided that one might be a money saver for us too.  The prices vary wildly and I'm reluctant to spend too much in case it doesn't get used enough.  After much research I bought this yesterday.  It cost £16.99 but Sainsbury's have the 'double up' offer on the Nectar points.  I swapped 1000 points for a £10 voucher so, in effect, this only cost me £6.99 cash....well worth a try, I think.

It has a proper crockpot (not aluminium), 2 heat settings plus a keep warm feature and a 'power on' light and should make 4 good servings of whatever I decide to make.  Now for another recipe search!

A couple of months ago I injured my ring finger. I was (insert an embarrassed face) playing a game with my Grandson and bent my finger back sharply causing it to throb and swell.  Luckily, I removed my rings before they got stuck and waited for the swelling to go down.  I waited...and waited...with no luck.  Now I have been married for 43 years and it felt really weird not wearing rings so I decided that I needed my ring re-sizing.  It has come up beautifully! Polished and looking like new but 3, yes 3 sizes bigger.  Bearing in mind that my ring cost £6 new and £25.99 to stretch it (no extra gold added) it was an expensive game of rough and tumble...

Now I need to save up to get my engagement ring re-sized too....That'll teach me to think I am still a kid :)

Thanks ever so for popping in x


  1. I'm glad you were able to get your ring resized so you can wear it again. I would feel naked without my wedding ring after wearing it for so many years!

    I think you will really enjoy your crockpot. It is one of my favourite kitchen items. You certainly got a good deal on it!

  2. You will love your slow cooker, saves on electric and all that washing up x

  3. You will have lots of fun with your slow cooker, I love mine & use it at least three times a week.

  4. Thank you all for your encouraging comments. It could be a steep (slow cooker) learning curve!