Monday, 25 October 2021

Parcels, Freebies and Eco Eggs

 

It was all deliveries on Saturday, I was up and down like a yoyo answering the door ... which is all good exercise I guess 😁

I do seem to have spates of ordering things and then go a long time before ordering anything else.  I'm thinking of taking a whole year off from any new purchases at all next year .... we'll see how that one goes then!!


In this particular box was my delivery of crisps and my new Eco Egg, something I've been keen to try for a while but I was working my way through my last Smol order.  With the next delivery of Smol not due until 1st November I thought it a good time to try out the Egg.  I'll let you know how it goes this week, the first load is in as I type.

Also arriving on the same day was my 'free gift' for signing up for the Country Living subscription, and I must say I was pleased with this.  Although the calendar is a bit wishy washy for my liking, the diary and the Christmas 'extra' magazine are very good.  I was expecting the 'extra' to be a supplement, but it's a full blown Christmas magazine which will be in the shops at £6.99 nearer to Christmas.

There was also a new rechargeable torch for Alan, I ordered it to come to me as I have Amazon Prime so all my deliveries are next day and free.  One of our other ones died a sad death just before the move and at this time of year you need a good strong pocket-sized torch for dog walks and picking up purposes  😉  

The final thing via the postman was Gingers monthly flea and tick treatment, which is on subscription from Pets at Home.


My Country Living goodies.


And my crisps.  I found I still had one pack left from the last order when I went to put the new ones away.  I order these via Amazon now as Ten Acre have stopped selling direct to the public and Booths have stopped stocking them at all 😞

It's hard to find a good cheese and onion dairy free crisp, and these are the best ones I have found up to now.  Even the BOSH boys vegan Kettle Crisps pale into insignificance beside Ten Acre.

I had two more deliveries last week that I will have to show you another time, let's just say my teeth are itching at the very thought of these.


Sue xx



13 comments:

  1. I expect the eco-egg clothes washing things have improved a lot since their first incarnation about 15 or 20 years ago when I tried one and it was hopeless.
    Eco-friendly are certainly more available and better than they used to be. I'm still using ecover liquid and washing soda for clothes and smol in the dishwasher.

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    1. Smol washing pods are brilliant, I have never tried the dishwasher ones as I don't have a dishwasher. And yes I use Ecover washing up liquid too.

      I'll post about how I get on with the egg in a couple of weeks when I've used it a few times. It did work well today in a quick wash, but not having any scent at all to my clean clothes seemed very strange.

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  2. I had never heard of an Eco egg so will be curious to hear your review of it!

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    1. It's been mentioned on TV and online a lot recently, that's what made me want to give it a go.

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  3. I've got an eco egg and I really like it. It doesn't make clothes smell like soap powders do. And don't get me started on fabric conditioner smells!

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    1. I have to admit to loving the scent of the Aldi lavender fabric conditioner recently, so it will be interesting to see how much I miss that

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  4. If you order nothing new for a year you would save quite a bit on Amazon Prime! I'm always desperately trying to dodge getting caught by it as they are so keen for you to sign up, and the 'No thanks' box is really small.

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    1. I would still be paying for Amazon Prime as that's what gets me Netflix etc through the Amazon Firestick. At just £7.99 a month it is well worth it for all the box sets etc. But I would save a lot on books etc ... although I would still be getting my crisps every couple of months 😀

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  5. would like to know how to order the crisps as my grandson had to have lactose free foods. If he eats any milk things he gets very upset by it. The doctor has said for him to have six weeks without any lactose stuff so looking for lactose free stuff can be difficult. Thanks for your help.

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    1. These crisps would be great for him then, and they come in all sorts of flavours too, I just order them via Amazon. Type 'Ten Acre Crisps' into the search bar on the Amazon website and you will find a really good selection.

      It's surprising what unexpected foods you will find milk products in, it's a real eye opener at first. Milk is one of the allergens that have to be boldly highlighted by law though so you will get used to looking for it. He should be safe with anything labelled vegan, including ice-cream and cheese.

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  6. The gifts from Country Living look wonderful! I love Christmas magazines. I hope you will tell us about how the eco egg works. I read that laundry dries faster with them and I'm wondering how well it softens the laundry. My granddaughter uses the wool dryer balls and seems happy with them so far. It's fun to get packages delivered, isn't it! We have Amazon Prime and my two cats get excited every time we get a delivery because they think it's from Chewy.com. Take care Sue!

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  7. I await your assessment of eco egg eagerly. Enjoy all your wonderful goodies!

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  8. Interesting, never heard of an Eco egg so I am wondering how they work. Love the free goodies.

    God bless.

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