I have just finished the lunch washing up.  Shouldn’t have been very much as I’d made vegetable soup out of all the scruffy worn out items in the bottom of the fridge.   Knowing how tasteless foods tends to be for me without a great whallop in the salt jar,  I had to improve on the condiment and flavourings for sure.

It was when I was frantically seeking the tool to grip the lid on my casserole that I noted how grubby the edges of the worktops are against the tiles.    This then started me off on a mini tour of the more desperate parts of the house . . . rather tatty and worn out cupboard doors that I’ve banged and scraped with floor mops, vacuums.   Before long I had a list of part of the house that really needed updating – it needs a professional to undertake the updating of this lovely spacious house