Many years ago, The Honey Monster advertised a brand of cereal which was very popular with children and adults alike.
This morning when I woke up, I could smell sugar puffs, but no-one had had any for breakfast, in fact there were none in the house.
I got up, had my wash and got dressed, then proceeded into the kitchen to get our usual breakfast of bran flakes and that wonderful first morning cuppa.
I did a little bit of hand washing, then we went ‘into town’ to do some shopping and to purchase a new washing machine for our friend.
He argued about it of course, but once my mind is made up, there’s no changing it. Hubby was in my corner and we agreed that it was a way to thank him for everything he has done for us over the years, plus it is the only time we have EVER been in a position to do something specifically for him. His old one didn’t spin properly, the inner seal looked like an afterbirth spilling out of the door and the short cycle took over three hours.
Actually, I got a bargain as there was a promotion on and we got a 7kg load 1200 spin speed for £100 less than normal. I had no hassle whatsoever about service plans or terms, and two lovely young lads loaded it in the back of the car.
Getting it indoors was a bit of a game, but we managed, and getting the old one out no problem.
Giving it a test drive, hm. RTFM (read the flipping manual).
Unlike our old one where you literally lined up the programme, this one you have to have the writing OVER the top of the line, so I’d put it on baby and toddler instead of fast wash. Sadly this happened to be the longest cycle. DAMN!
So what has this got to do with sugar puffs?
Hubby and I were chatting in the car about our weight having gone up a little since our arrival. Add to that my being diabetic, and one of the telltale signs of sugar imbalance is the smell of sugar puffs, usually in the urine.
Our eating habits are erratic at the moment, and it is highly likely that my sugar levels have spiked, thus the honey smell when I awoke.
I am not on any medication, but will be extra careful with my diet over the next few days and hopefully it will settle down. We will be exploring self testing sugar kits so that I can monitor it.
I think you’re both incredibly kind souls to have thanked your friend in such a generous manner. I can only imagine the gratitude he will feel from now on when washing his delicates. Clean underwear and solid friendship. Keep that combo on the long cycle. 😛
Thank you for such a kind comment. He has stood by us for so long, always being in our corner especially when the chips were down. Our argument was that we were actually going to help him save on his electricity bill (he uses the tumble dryer too, so having spun washing can only save money!) When we settle, he and the dog will be invited for a holiday. His is more than friendship. He is Family.
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