I'll admit to a few lapses from the Challenge: I sensed mutiny from Ben when I was ill and we were running out of tumblers and also kitchen knives, and I just picked some up at the supermarket next time I was there... Seems fair enough to me. But I held out on the replacement patio box, and also waited on POATS for a replacement basket for the washing and a food processor.
And lo and behold - a trip to the tip turned up this beauty! Ben had already hauled two teenager's mountain bikes out of the skip (to do up for Son 1) when I spotted this battered, stencilled crate, and begged first Ben to wrench it out for me, and then the tip supervisor to let me have it. 'Don't make this a habit!' warned the tip supervisor (but it might as well have been Ben)...
So, did I mention I needed a food processor? The old one died in November, I think.
They're easy to find in the Troc shops, but I was waiting for the Right One, and last week I found it! A Kenwood Multi Pro, with blender jug as well as the FP one. Some of the attachments are missing, but for 25€? I am really happy... That's Son 1, BTW, making breadcrumbs for his treacle tart.
The basket arrived on the same fortuitous day, in the Troc shop next door to the FP one! It's replaced a broken plastic one - a real upgrade, I feel!