Thing of the Week #2

Wallets

Thing of the Week is just that – something I’m enjoying each week

I recently bought a new wallet – replacing the turquoise one above with the hive pattern on it, which was about two years old, with the yellow one with butterflies. I have kept the turquoise one, even though it has been stained with soy sauce and the snap is broken, because I really love the fabric. This means that in five years I will come across it during sporadic cleaning frenzy and throw it away, tutting at the hoarding tendencies of my younger self.

Both wallets were from Komono Art, a seller on Etsy who makes wallets in really lovely vivid fabrics. I like the design of these – they have a nice big coin pocket as well as plenty of card pockets, and the card pockets have strips of suede inside so that the cards don’t slip out. The wallets feel nice and sturdy and durable, and I love how distinctive they look. I like digging around in my bag – I carry a big bag, I’m perpetually digging around in it for things – for my bright yellow wallet. It’s easier to find than a dark leather one, for one thing. My goal with this wallet is not to spill soy sauce on it. You’d think that wouldn’t be too hard to achieve, you really would.

Thing of the Week #1

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The show the husband and I are currently watching together on weeknights is “The Supersizers…”. It’s a BBC show from 2008 and 2009, and all the episodes are available on YouTube. I was introduced to the show by Genevieve Valentine’s very amusing recaps of the show, and we have watched most of the first season, alternately chuckling and saying “Oh that’s disgusting“. The premise of the show is that Giles and Sue spend a week living and eating, with a focus on eating, in a particular era – the first few episodes, by way of example, are Victorian, Wartime and Restoration eras.

The show is very nominally an educational historical show, but mostly you watch it because Giles and Sue are hilarious presenters, and because it is quite funny to see them eating (or attempting to eat) a boiled sheep’s head, pickled oysters and a variety of other disgusting things. You should watch it and enjoy feeling amused and revolted at the same time.