How many times can I tell you that we lived next door to the sister of the famous Australian painter Albert Tucker without you grovelling at my feet, saying you lived next door to Tucker's sister? Wow, I am impressed. No, it's never happened. We did see him once when he visited her, peeking through the blinds. In a stalking manner we walked past the window where they dined together at a nearby French restaurant, now an Indian restaurant we visit at times.
Her first name was Ida, but we always called Mrs S..... She used her second name, Lee, rather like oneself uses his second name. I know a couple of mature women by the name of Lee and I like them. Lee seems to be a name for good people. Perhaps it is just the age people are who are called Lee.
Mrs S was a sticky beak and welcomed us to our new (dump) of a home in East Malvern with scones. Every Saturday afternoon there were piping hot scones for us. Mrs S led a very healthy diet. As her daughter said, she was not a tea and toast person. She showed us how to grow alfalfa sprouts, how to make a chicken substitute from tomatoes and suggested for our good health, we should not use full cream milk but make our own using skim milk powder. Mix it well with a whisk, she said, and leave it overnight in the fridge. Thirty five years later, we are still using skim milk powder. Full cream milk seems like drinking pure fat to me and I just don't ever have full cream milk. I expect we have saved an awful lot of money over the years by not buying fresh milk. We keep UHT milk for unexpected visitors and buy fresh milk if we know people are coming.
So that is why we use milk jugs and don't pour from a store bought carton. Of course hand whisks to mix the milk powder have become old hat and we now use an electric stick blender, but that is an Ebay story for another day.
PS, we saw a couple of Tucker paintings last Wednesday. That too will be revealed in the future.
Well, another day has already arrived. We used to mix the milk in the jug with a hand whisk. Every so often they corroded and had to be replaced. Then when we bought a stick blender, it had a whisk attachment, so we use it to mix the milk. R uses the stick blender to mash potatoes with another attachment. However, two of the wires on the whish broke. It seemed to be very expensive to buy a new whisk attachment. I found this assembly of four attachments on Ebay and put in the minimum bid of $15. We already have the other attachments, plus more, and only need the whisk. I suppose we now have spares. It was the only bid and the package arrived four days later to the post office across the road. The postage was just short of the $15 bid.
Two wires are missing. R confessed that perhaps it was his fault and maybe he should be more gentle with it. The wires broke at the tip and I cut them off with pliers.
I can't see the other attachments ever being required by us. If I could be bothered I would put them on Ebay for $10. In the unlikely event anyone reading this needs one of these remaining Kenwood stick blender attachments, you can have all less the whisk or specific pieces for the price of postage.