It took me a minute to identify them as small turnips that had been lurking in the dark cupboard where I keep my vegetables, for too long.
If we throw away just two food items each week that still adds up to 104 turnips/carrots/onions a year. Imagine buying that amount in one go and throwing them all way? What a waste.
Fortunately I didn't let any of the trout (caught and given to us by a neighbour) go to waste. That would have made for very smelly food waste next week.
In our house there's an unwritten law of fish eating. The more squeamish about fish bones you are, the more bones you will find in your fish and the more fish bones you find, the more squeamish about them you become. Even if it's a very large trout with very large fish bones and I have been through it with a fine tooth comb before it reached the table. And even if you have heard my lecture on fish eating several times. ("Look at what you're eating before it goes in your mouth, concentrate, eat slowly, don't gobble, don't talk at the same time as you're eating, stay calm". Mindfulness in action!)
That meant there was quite a lot of the very large trout left for me, the least squeamish fish eater. What a treat, fish bones and all.
What about the other aspect of Tidy Friday? The battle against clutter in the rest of the house?
It was what I would call a consolidation week! There's not much point in decluttering a new area if the recently decluttered areas are filling up again, so we tidied Son's room and the porch. How much easier it is to keep on top of emptier spaces.
We are also 7 items of clothing less, thanks to Ebay. This was Ebay at its best, items listed in less than an hour, all paid soon after the auction ended, and all posted in one go yesterday. If only Ebay always went as swimmingly.
Busy times and sunshine result in less decluttering.
(I'm busy making music at the moment, and some of you local readers wanted to know when you might see the acoustic folk band I play in. The Heartful Dodgers are now updating our appearances regularly on our Facebook page and our next appearance is at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, tomorrow from 1.30pm, as part of Corsham Festival's FREE family fun day!)