So I have moved into my new place (hence the lack of posting for a few days) and love several things about my new life. One thing I was looking forward to before I moved was being close to shops that don't charge $10 for a ham sandwich. I was very excited about buying my fruit and veg from Harris Farm: cheaper, nicer, less distance to carry home. What I didn't take into account was The Harris Farm $30 Black Hole.
Let me explain. Every time I go in there I end up spending about $30 no matter what I needed, or what I intended to buy. The other day I went to get one vegetable to use in making my dinner. I spent bloody $30. Yesterday, I needed milk and cream. "Milk and cream" I said to myself as I walked down the street. "Milk and cream. Milk and cream" I internally monologued as I wandered the aisles of The Dastardly Harris Farm. I ended up with all sorts of foodstuff and things. I bought a jar of rosehip jam mostly because I was staring at all the lovely marmalades thinking to myself "If I ate marmalade I would totally buy one of these because they look so lovely, and such good value too! Milk and cream." So I sensibly decided not to buy the marmalade (even though it was made from Seville oranges which I hear are the best for marmalade, milk and cream) only to pick up a jar of jam instead. I don't even like jam. It's too sweet.
In the end, I had to go somewhere else for the milk so I effectively spent $29.70 on thickened cream that I only bought to go with the gnocci that I bought fromn Harris Farm the last time I was in there.