As I sit here preparing to post my chaotic table I can hear the distant sounds of the Bin Men heading towards our house. There seem so many rules about the bins and they vary so much, according to the area you live in. I still remember the men coming down the garden to get the bin ...now they have to all be lined up in their correct position like soldiers on sentry duty.
We have a bin for garden waste, a bin for any paper and cardboard products and a bin for general rubbish ...all emptied two weekly. The lids must be closed or they will not empty them and they will not allow any extra black sacks ... but they are willing to shake compacted bins to clear the contents (DD jumps on the contents after the first week lol) . Thank goodness for our kind neighbour who will pop a black sack in his ... if we are desperate and actually pop the bin out when I get the days mixed up.
My son can put all plastics with his paper but if the rubbish does not slide out on its own, it stays there!!!! no matter how hot the weather. They at least have free uplifts to dispose of extra sacks of rubbish and bits and pieces ... BUT you have to pile it up on the pavement and they can pick it up ANYTIME in the following two weeks. ... yes two weeks. They tried it ONCE ...... Emma spent the following two weeks ... chasing things that flew down the street from the now ripped sacks .... replacing said ripped black sacks .... and avoiding glares from neighbours who seemed to have a lack of understanding for their predicament of not having a car to transport things to the Tip. Now they save up for a skip every so often!!!! Do you have an amazing system or do you have loads of moans too .... or just very little rubbish? How I wish we could have two bins or we could go back to once a week collection for household rubbish.
It is strange what sitting at the computer preparing to write a post, makes one ponder about about ....now lets get down to the business in hand WOYWW ......
Sorry its not a great photo.
As you might be able to see ( click on photo) I'm at paper choosing stage with the LO on the mat and the one propped up ... but I have only the title to apply to the another one in the bag. I changed my mind about the papers I was going to use and used BG and a sheet of Joanna Sheen. I bought this A5 pad some time ago, an impulse buy, and then regretted the cost ... but now I am finally making use of it. Will post the finished LO's later this week.
I have said before that I have a 'waste not' mentality ...inherited, I feel, from my Nana ... well I had to smile to myself yesterday ... as I turned out an improvised Banana Cake on to the rack. I had used eggs, sugar,flour and coconut, not forgetting gas ... in order to avoid throwing away three small black bananas ....lol
Take Care xx
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