7. Gluten Free Shopping
It’s not me that has a problem with poor auld gluten, it’s my partner and we suspect the monster (Jess) does too. Being an awesome, caring and generally wonderful person I do my best to prove the family with gluten free food. You know what I have noticed? Gluten free is a rip off!
If you go to any supermarket ‘free from’ section they stock the obvious gluten free substitutes like bread, rolls, wraps, cakes – all the good stuff you get hooked on at a young age.This is fine and dandy. But be careful, they will also have ‘gluten free’ tortilla chips….asssss does the crisp aisle but not for 3 times the price.
Now, I’m not dissing gluten free manufactures, I just want to share that if you can be arsed checking, there are plenty of gluten (and dairy) free snacks around the store for considerably less than those in the ‘free from’ section. Tortillas are a perfect example, did you know some flavours of Dorritos (at lest in the UK) are gluten free? We have scoured the crisps sections many times and you will be surprised at how many are gluten free but alternatives are sold in the ‘free from’ aisle at a higher price.
Check alllll the food ingredients and you’ll save a bit of dosh and soon become a frivolous gluten expert.
8. You will catch more bees with honey
Now i’m not sure is this even makes any sense regarding bees, would you catch bees with honey? They make honey but would they be attracted to it? I dunno. What I do know is it’s better to be nice than a grumpy, bad vibing, moaning, negatron of a person.
You don’t have to be the whole happy, up beat sniffing the air and relishing in life kinda happy – those people are at the extreme end of the spectrum. But what you can do is try your very best to be nice. If you have a smile on your face then you are more likely to feel less sad and more happy (I’m sure I read this on the internet so it must be true). Others will be drawn to your happy aura, people like happy people. If you want that job promotion or a cheeky freebie in lush (free bath bomb baby!) or you just want less stress, then it may help to exude positivity and cheeriness.
Ain’t nobody like a grump, it can be hard not to fall into a narking pit of negativity, but slap a smile on and stop it!
9. There is such a thing as too much fabric softener
Help ma boab, my nose it actually pulsing!
Please follow the recommended amounts for fabric softener! I didn’t. I’m pretty sure it’s a double concentrate bottle too. I free poured. Granted, my house smells lovely as do my clothes but jeezo it’s strong. Either I’m getting a cold or I should have reigned in the pouring as my nose is burning as I sit here in my great smelling cardigan.
Don’t be an idiot, follow instructions.