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posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 12:14pm on 27/04/2013 under , ,
Firstly - the back; it is much better - just the odd twinge on standing from sitting and if I am not careful bending or twisting.

Secondly - the fridge magnets;
I was asked for some close-ups and I have put them

To match the one in the icon;

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From my Mum;

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Hers and His fridge magnets from WriterConUK a few years ago;

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Also from a WriterConUK get-together;

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Titanic - from a visit my sister and brother-in-law paid to the shipyard in Belfast;

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Wombat my daughter brought me from Australia;

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And a final picture, taken this morning to amuse you, of the contents of the fridge...

A bit Mother Hubbard....

Yep - two plain yoghurts, two corner yoghurts, a small bowl of cooked rice, a small amount of cheese, a jar of goose-fat and a Co-op ready cooked mini beef-joint, which is my emergency food for putting with veg from the freezer, or making hot beef sandwiches... other than that it is really a bit like Mother Hubbard's cupboard!

You have to bear in mind that I was going to go shopping after work on Thursday, but didn't because of my back, and didn't do any shopping yesterday as S2C and I were going out for a meal - I really am going to go to Tescos in a few minutes, honestly.
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posted by [identity profile] at 11:34am on 27/04/2013
There's more in there than in mine *g*

Note to self: go get groceries.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:29pm on 27/04/2013
I've been and got mine, now - it looks a lot better!
posted by [identity profile] at 11:54am on 27/04/2013
Love your icon - I have a magnet with that same message on my fridge, along with a Spike that my daughter gave me. Perhaps refrigerator magnets would be a fun topic for P_S?

LOL Yours is certainly tidier and has more space than mine!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:32pm on 27/04/2013
I was wondering about it as a subject - I do think it would be a good one as, surely, everyone does have them.

My fridge looks a little less bare now!
posted by [identity profile] at 12:01pm on 27/04/2013
Although my fridge has more stuff in it, you might just have more edible food. I have an M&S ready meal, some Thai samosas, onions and peppers that have nothing to go with and some Clover. The rest is all bottles of drink, a load of cans that belong to my friend and some ingredients like garlic and lemongrass.

Some of those magnets look rather familiar...
posted by [identity profile] at 01:35pm on 27/04/2013
Combine yours and mine and we could have stir fried the onions, peppers and rice with garlic and lemon grass and eaten them with the samosas! Especially as there is a tube of chilli-paste in the door of mine, along with a couple of eggs and half a litre of milk.

Some of those magnets look rather familiar...

Imagine that....!
posted by [identity profile] at 12:12pm on 27/04/2013
I see you eat Fage yogurt as well. Nice collection of magnets!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:36pm on 27/04/2013
Yes, the Total yoghurt (Brits seem to think of it that way - see the next comment down as well!) is pretty much my default - you can add all sorts to it I stir soft set marmalade in quite often.
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posted by [identity profile] at 12:13pm on 27/04/2013
Your fridge looks like ours, save Kev has different chutney's to go with his work sandwiches.

I love those Total yoghurts!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:37pm on 27/04/2013
I've got a couple of nice chutneys too - but they were on the table.

I love Total yoghurt - I add it to all sorts, and add all sorts to it.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:44pm on 27/04/2013
Oh dear, my shelves are crowded, I'm afraid. I think it would be rather fun to have a kitchen photo swap. Since my fridge is stainless steel (no magnetic attraction) I keep magnets next to it on my range door (currently very cluttered and in need of a good clean-off).

- Erulisse (one L)
posted by [identity profile] at 01:39pm on 27/04/2013
Um... but magnets stick beautifully to stainless steel...

Whereas my oven door is 90% glass so there is not much room for magnets on it.

My shelves are much more crowded now - I've just been shopping.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:24pm on 27/04/2013
Hmmm, I'll have to try again because ones I've tried in the past didn't seem to. If they do I'll be a very happy person :-)

Hooray for shopping and groceries!

- Erulisse (one L)
posted by [identity profile] at 03:17pm on 27/04/2013
I was so surprised at the idea of non-ferrous stainless steel that I have been reading up on it - it seems that some manufacturers put a higher proportion of nickel into their stainless steel, so rendering it non-ferromagnetic! Which is weird as magnets apparently do stick to pure nickel.

The stainless steel in my kitchen all seems to have a slightly different composition as my magnets will stick to everything.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:11am on 28/04/2013
Oh happy day - I tested my fridge with some different magnets and they appear to work after all. I must have tried some really horrid magnets before. I can't wait to add to my magnets now...

- Erulisse (one L)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:19am on 28/04/2013
What a nicely serendipitous conversation this has been; I've discovered that there is a form of steel that magnets won't stick to - and you've found that, fortunately, your fridge is not quite as anti-magnets as you had thought!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:11pm on 27/04/2013
Thanks for posting the frig magnets, I really enjoyed looking through them. I like the concept of a self cleaning kitchen, I would like one of those - the self cleaning kitchen, not the magnet. Even if I had it Les wouldn't notice it.

I'm amazed at the space in your frig. Do you buy what you need each day whilst you are out and about? My frig is hopelessly crowded, except for when Les goes away. Then it holds only what is needed. Mind you, there are things we keep in the frig like coffee, jam and bread in Australia, in order to keep them fresh, which you probably wouldn't need to do on the Isle of Man, and which we Tasmanians don't need to do during the winter.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:44pm on 27/04/2013
I like that self-cleaning magnet, too!

I do a big shop on a Saturday or Sunday - and I usually top up the fresh stuff mid-week as well - often on Thursday after work as Marks and Spencer are open late that evening So we had eaten everything by this morning because the last big shop was a week ago.

Sometimes, depending on what type, I do have open jars of jam or chutney in there, but I had actually finished the ones that had been there, too, by today. Bread lives in the bread-basket, and coffee in the cupboard - although my Mum keeps her bread in her fridge salad drawer.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:39pm on 27/04/2013
Oh my, such an empty and tidy fridge! Mine is... decidedly more crowded. LOL And believe it or not, I had a packet of Isle of Man Creamery cheese in my fridge. It didn't last long. :) What is the other package of cheese?

I really do need to take a photo of mine, so you can compare. My food storage habits and, I suspect, shopping habits are much different! (Of course, part of that is because I have a teen daughter who would eat your entire fridge contents as an afternoon snack...)
posted by [identity profile] at 01:51pm on 27/04/2013
It's a lot fuller now - I've been shopping. The bareness of it amused me as it is so rarely that empty.

They are actually two Isle of Man creamery packs of cheese - the blue one is ready sliced cheddar - my husband likes that for doing cheese on toast, and the small one is a 100gm pack of cheddar, too - I'd eaten the 100gm of oak-smoked and the 100gm of 'with peppercorns' cheese from the triple pack and only the plain cheddar remained.

I do love the idea that our cheese is in your shops, proudly wearing its Isle-of-Man livery to cross the Atlantic.

Perhaps I should go and take an 'after' picture now that I have been shopping. There is now a lot more meat, fruit, juice, vegetables, more cheese...
posted by [identity profile] at 01:56pm on 27/04/2013
Imported cheeses have become a staple at our stores, at least where I live. I regularly buy both Irish and Isle of Man cheeses. My daughter is a cheese fanatic, so my "meat drawer" is mostly filled with cheese!

Yes, do take an "after"... my husband, on seeing your fridge, thinks that you must live on the edge of starvation!

Meanwhile, you've inspired me to clean out the fridge today... not sure if that's a good or bad thing! LOL

posted by [identity profile] at 04:52pm on 27/04/2013
"After" now posted, to stop him worrying!
posted by [identity profile] at 05:17pm on 27/04/2013
So I see! And I shall make sure he sees.
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posted by [personal profile] desdemonaspace at 01:40pm on 27/04/2013
Hahaha - Spike lives on my refrigerator, too.

I did not know you'd hurt your back! Get well (well, weller) soon.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:53pm on 27/04/2013
The back went into spasm on Thursday and I was walking around like an old lady of ninety, I could hardly move! Fortunately it is a lot better now.

The Spike magnet was in S2C's goody bag from Coventry one year - the Saruman one was in mine.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:55pm on 27/04/2013
Those are wonderful. The cat ones make me think of one I have (in a box somewhere from when the kitchen was redone, and then I somehow started a whole new magnet collection instead of reinstating the old one. *sigh*). It says: If I ever want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet I'll put shoes on my cat.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:17pm on 27/04/2013
If I ever want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet I'll put shoes on my cat.

Oh - I do love that!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:56pm on 27/04/2013
I have a tub of Fage yogurt in the fridge - I am thinking of making tzatziki with it.

Glad your back is getting better :D
posted by [identity profile] at 03:20pm on 27/04/2013
During the past week it has been put into a meringue shell with boozy blackberries, eaten with blueberries for breakfast, with a spoonful of marmalade stirred in when I ran out of blueberries, and stirred into curry. It is a very versatile foodstuff!
posted by [identity profile] at 03:36pm on 27/04/2013
It's nice for a super quick breakfast - plain with a drizzle of Greek honey, or some maple syrup.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:40pm on 27/04/2013
I usually have runny honey in, and sometimes maple syrup, but I just like the tang of the marmalade better!
posted by [identity profile] at 01:56pm on 27/04/2013
It's great to see the magnets close up.

Enjoy the grocery shopping!
posted by [identity profile] at 03:21pm on 27/04/2013
I'm glad you enjoyed the magnets. The shopping is done now - Tescos on a Saturday is not the most fun place, but it wasn't too bad.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:30pm on 27/04/2013
I'd be ashamed t9 show my fridge inside...yours is so neat and pristine! Mine is stuffed with...stuff.
But I do understand not lugging bags home with a bad back!
Love the self cleaning kitchen magnet...and the kissing better than cooking! LOL
posted by [identity profile] at 08:08pm on 27/04/2013
It's very rare that it is so bare! And there are things that I would guess you would keep in your fridge that I don't - bread and jam both do fine without being in the fridge, for example, but I know others in warmer climes keep theirs in the fridge.

Those are a couple of my favourite magnets, too.
posted by [identity profile] at 08:22pm on 27/04/2013
You're right...I have all sorts of jars in the fridge that others can keep out because of their cooler climates. We also tend to have lots of assorted cheeses and veggies that need refrigerating.
posted by [identity profile] at 08:31pm on 27/04/2013
We also tend to have lots of assorted cheeses and veggies that need refrigerating.

So does mine - but we'd eaten them all apart from those two bits of cheese! I posted an 'after' pic as well, as [ profile] cairistiona7's husband was so worried by my empty fridge!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:02pm on 27/04/2013
Hee-- that's about what mine looks like at the moment. Though I have olives! And about 4 kinds of mustard!

I so need to go to the supermarket.

Hope the back's healing!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:32pm on 27/04/2013
I'd even eaten the olives... The mustard lives in the cupboard.

The back is a lot better, thanks.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:36pm on 27/04/2013
Ironically enough I'm actually eating the olives (mixed with some shredded colby on whole wheat) as I type this!

glad to hear the back is better!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:33pm on 27/04/2013
I like your magnets. Some are really funny. Image

A sore back is the pits, so, I'm glad yours is better.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:53pm on 27/04/2013
Thank you - Sometimes they make me smile if it's a glum, grumpy day!

The back is so much better now - thank goodness.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:08am on 28/04/2013
I'm so glad to hear that your back is mending nicely. Be sure to take care not to strain it! xo
posted by [identity profile] at 09:20am on 28/04/2013
I'm a bit stiff getting from sitting to standing - but otherwise it is behaving pretty well this morning. Thank you.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:28am on 28/04/2013
I'm glad your back is better. Takes a while for those twinges to go away.

At Bojoette's job, they are often fed by drug reps and such. She relies on her meals there. As a result, her refrigerator is always horrifyingly bare. She generally has a bottle of wine and some cheese, but that's about it.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:23am on 28/04/2013
There are very strict rules within the NHS about drug reps and entertaining. I usually get about four lunches a year - all of them basically sandwiches and fruit juice...
posted by [identity profile] at 09:27am on 28/04/2013
Are your plastic surgeons under NHS rules? I'm not talking about necessary reconstructive-type surgery but purely cosmetic stuff. Bojoette's clinic handles the serious cases of melanoma and skin diseases, but they also have a thriving practice serving the severely vain and wealthy. I would assume the reps that bring the fruit/veggie plates and sandwiches probably cater to the designer kinds of drugs.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:37pm on 28/04/2013
The purely cosmetic work is all done privately; although some of the best cosmetic stuff is done by surgeons who also work within the NHS. So the surgeon might be doing breast reconstruction for the NHS one day, and breast enhancement in a private hospital the next.

I an pretty sure there are strict rules laid down by the pharmaceutical companies association and the GMC (General Medical Council) for all prescribers (I really should know, as it was covered when I did my prescribing course). If I remember properly they are not allowed to entertain at a level beyond that which the person they are entertaining would normally provide for themselves. And they can only provide meals if there is also an educational input.

Hence the meetings for nursing staff, at our clinic, from reps whose products are widely prescribed by nurses, to update us on any changes, new products etc. - accompanied by a sandwich lunch.

I'm guessing they can take the private cosmetic surgeons to upmarket restaurants at lunch time and update them over the port...
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posted by [personal profile] hhimring at 12:29am on 30/04/2013
I'm glad your back is better--I hope it has gone on improving!


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