Tuesday 31 March 2020

March 31st and Pear's Soap

Would you believe that my first on-line purchase after being in lock-down was for 6 precious bars of Pear's soap?

It's an emotional attachment I have because this is the soap that my Nana Gardner always used....I've been buying for Dad(for his comfort too) for several years now and the amazing perfume it has always makes me happy.

And those iconic posters of a chubby toddler bathing have never gone out of fashion have they...

Activities at Elizabeth's yesterday included Caleb's blonde eyebrows being painted which made him look much older than his 13 years, Caleb measuring every-one with a chain made from paper clips and they also started a bucket list jar with small notes about what they'd like to do "afterwards"

Times like this every-one should have a gratitude jar too...perhaps read out the notes at the end of each week...Pear's soap would be in mine lol

Uncle Tom(85) has sown some vegetable seeds in his UK greenhouse for the first time in years, his childhood was during WW2 and his parents had a Victory Garden, chickens, a goat and Nana knit their socks and jumpers etc. Uncle Tom has a spectacular garden of flowering trees etc and grows orchids too.

I was able to order on-line at Woolworths supermarket...they're so busy that the first opening for delivery is in 6 days but that's OK too, we have enough of everything to get through another week. That pasta sauce last night was very good with a few tweaks and some fresh basil, today I have some pork mince and apple patties and I'll make mashed potatoes and frozen vegs. I made a lovely soup of potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and onion in an OXO cube stock and blended it until smooth, so simple and just using up bits and pieces from the fridge.

Old age pensioners were given an extra $750 by the Australian govt yesterday to spend to help the economy...not sure how much will be spent or hoarded but at least they're trying.

OK off to test my soap in a nice hot shower...it truly is the little things that count in the end isn't it?

Love to you all

Edited to add this...it appears the eyebrow experimenting is going a little too far

Mandy is a good egg alright lol


  1. I remember pears soap. How nice you can still get it and enjoy the perfume.
    You are being well looked after by your government. It's a great place to live and be isolated. And great imagination!

  2. I too remember Pears soap. And baby powder and cologne. :)

  3. Haha Love the eyebrows!

    Cant say I have ever used pear soap Sue. Might have to get some and give it a try :)

    I am not sure if WW is delivering online here or not. I know at one stage they were stopping it. Will have to make some inquiries.

    Stay safe and well,

  4. That is nice the government is trying to help. We have been in the house and get out of the house only if extremely necessary. That soap looks fantastic! They don't have it around here. Take care!!