I've had my food processor a long time and it's not very efficient nowadays, it's a bit temperamental and the blades aren't very sharp anymore. I mainly use it now for chopping up vegetables and grinding oats for oat flour, which it doesn't do very well lately - not fine enough, with large bits of oats still in evidence. So I need something new and efficient - not necessarily a food processor, could be a simple grinder. Do any of you have any recommendations? Oh and I don't want to pay 100s, can't afford it. Thanks in advance.
Yesterday I had an email purporting to be from HMRC, it was a fixed penalty notice for an offence of driving on a road for which there is a charge, without paying, it gave a date and time. It asked me to pay a fine of £12.24 (bit of an arbitrary amount!), doubling and then quadrupling if I didn't pay within 14 or 28 days...I was supposed to click a link and pay by card, I didn't of course. It was clearly a scam - it didn't have my name on it (I don't drive anyway!), didn't give our (husband's) car registration or the location of the 'offence'. The email also had grammatical and typing errors. Out of curiosity, I checked our calendar for the date given - it was a Saturday and we hadn't gone anywhere. We've not driven on a road that carries a charge for I don't know how long, in any case. Just how gullible do these scammers think we are?! Well, I suppose some people might be taken in by it...personally, I think I can spot a scam email a mile off.
So much for breaking my run of sleepless nights....I was up again for 2 hours during the night, although did go back to bed and managed to get about an hour's sleep afterwards. Might have to have a snooze this afternoon. It's my hip that's keeping me awake, I will have to go back to the GP eventually, but not just yet. I have a minor op coming up, my pre-op assessment is on the 21st so the op will be not long after that, I assume. I'm also waiting on another hospital appointment for an unrelated matter. Husband currently has 3 ongoing medical and hospital appointments. Now that hospitals are starting seeing people again for non-Covid stuff, it's all coming at once, so I don't want to muddy the waters by introducing yet another problem, so I'll just have to put up with the pain for a bit longer. When I last saw the GP about my hip, a year or so ago, she said a hip replacement is a last resort and if I could lose a bit of weight it might help ease the pain (it hasn't), and to see if I could manage with painkillers. Paracetamol do very little to ease the pain now, I do take codeine occasionally if it's really bad. I can't take anti-inflammatories as I have an adverse reaction to them. Still, it's only pain, it could be worse!
We're in the grip of Storm Alex at the mo, lashing rain and howling winds during the night and set to continue until tomorrow morning, definitely a day for staying indoors. Husband stays dry wearing full waterproofs and wellies when he's dog walking, and Betty wears her waterproof coat, albeit reluctantly. It's so gloomy and dark, we've still got lights on. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we had a power cut, and our internet is being temperamental. Stay safe everyone.