I’ve just been reminded of all the household delights I’m missing. My home is incomplete.
We’ve somehow managed to get on the distribution list for the Lakeland catalogue. This natty magazine is jam packed with fanciful products that presumably appeal to bored housewives or people with more money than sense. It’s like the old Innovations catalogue that was wedged inside your Sunday paper during the 80s & 90s.
For instance, if I was so inclined, I could buy:
- Spider sucker — because a glass and a mat are way too lo-tech
- Ceramic garlic pot — every good home needs one
- Digital luggage scale — because conventional scales or good old estimation just don’t cut it these days
- A bread maker — costs £130 and a loaf in the shops is £1. When you factor in the raw ingredients, the 6 hours of electricity involved per loaf and the inevitable squishy failures, you have to make a loooot of bread to begin to break even
- Magnetic toast tongs — I’ve never made magnetic toast, but clearly I’ve never lived
- An electric gravy warmer — how did I ever survive without this gadget?
- Electric food sealer — wow, I could pop leftovers in a bag and laminate them for prosperity
Seriously, who buys this stuff?