Day 180: Disappointed With the Leg of Lamb and Wrapping Paper Storage Bag… but Loved the Fillet Steak and Homemade Chips

My body clock is all over the place at the moment, not falling asleep until 4am last night and then waking up at 9.30 this morning. I haven’t been exercising much lately so I thought that if I went out for a brisk walk it would energise me and help me sleep better tonight. I also bought a book yesterday called Fast Asleep by Dr Michael Mosley so I’m looking forward to picking up some sleep tips as well as trying some of the 50 sleep promoting recipes included in the book. I probably know a lot of the sleep tips already but I’m just not practicing them.

Dinner drama

After breakfast, I opened the plastic packaging of the leg of lamb ready to slow cook it in the oven for dinner. An awful smell hit me straight away, but didn’t think anything of it at first as I know that meat can sometimes have a feint odour when the packaging has first been opened. It usually goes after a short while though. It was at this point that my husband, who was over the other side of the kitchen, asked what the smell was. It just wasn’t going away, in fact it was getting worse. I decided to wrap it up and take it back to the supermarket for a refund. I didn’t buy another one. We had sort of gone off the idea of having a roast.

My husband asked me to get the fillet steaks out of the freezer instead and I left them to defrost on the side. He was going to try a recipe that he’d seen on the TV for the steak, and also make his special homemade chips in the deep fat fryer (bit unhealthy, but lovely).

Fillet steak, chips and asparagus

The meal was absolutely delicious and I could have eaten the whole thing again. I was also grateful to not have to cook, although I still have to clean up out there.

My progress in the spare room today

Today I wanted to continue working on the spare room as I had the gift wrapping everywhere from yesterday’s organising. I didn’t get very far because when the new storage bag organiser turned up it wasn’t as good as the reviews or the picture. It was a bit of a ‘rush buy’ on Amazon last night. I should have taken my time and realised that the reviews were actually to do with a different size and shape of bag… my mistake.

So, I still have all of the various gift wrapping categories waiting to be organised.

Gift wrapping categories to be organised in an accessible way

I’ve ordered something more sturdy and slightly bigger and it should be arriving tomorrow. I’ll be back then with an update.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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3 Responses to Day 180: Disappointed With the Leg of Lamb and Wrapping Paper Storage Bag… but Loved the Fillet Steak and Homemade Chips

  1. I am glad you had a good meal to replace the lamb, that is bad. Hope the store didn’t give you a hard time.

    • They didn’t even question it, just gave me a refund immediately. They actually said that someone had returned some bad chicken the day before! Won’t be buying meat in there for a while.

  2. Pingback: Day 181: Gift Wrap Organiser Has Room for 60 Gift Bags, 8 Rolls of Wrapping Paper and More | Sandra Madeira

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