Britmums prompt of the week

The Britmums prompt for this week is:

I cannot live without….

My first thought, obviously, was my beautiful children and wonderful husband but I’m not in the mood to get all mushy this morning!
My next most favourite thing in the world is my laptop but as I said, I’m not in the mood to get mushy!!
So I thought really really hard (yes, darling, my head is hurting! :P) and that’s when it hit me….I could not, ever, never, ever go back to washing dishes by hand ever again!

We bought our first dishwasher, second hand for £50 and it lasted really well. We decided to get a new one when funds allowed and I have to admit to being more than a little happy when we went dishwasher shopping goes a little red with embarrassment and practically ecstatic when it got delivered 🙂 Ok, slight exaggeration but you get the point!
I really hated doing dishes and I’d like to thank the inventor of the dishwasher for making me happier!

Luckily, the prompt doesn’t say you can only have one thing you can’t live without so I have to give our Virgin+ box a mention!
I was a loyal Sky customer since leaving home and getting my own place but a couple of years ago, I lost my job not long after Ant had gone self employed so money was extremely tight. In an effort to cut our spending, we combined our tv, broadband and phone, as you do, and got a good deal with Virgin.
Ant and I don’t go out to pubs, the cinema, restaurants etc (through choice….we’re homebodies!) so the tv is our entertainment and we watch A LOT of shows. It would be a nightmare trying to watch them all without being able to record 2 more channels while watching another and the ‘record series’ function is my best friend!

Ok, I’m coming across as a little geeky and maybe a tad boring now so I’m going to leave it there!!

Thanks Britmums, for a great prompt. Head on over to add your link 🙂


  1. Shell Louise 19th September 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Made me lol @ love it long time! You just can't read it without trying to do an accent!

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  2. mammasaurus 19th September 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I don't have a dishwasher (boo hoo)but I can imagine that if I did have one then I would love it long time too !

  3. Shell Louise 19th September 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I have to admit to being a bit protective of my dishwasher and not miding hubby leaving it to me because no one ever stacks it (my way) right! 🙂

    We never watch live tv anymore either Zoe. I hate having to watch adverts and love fastforwarding them! The kids love the live pause, they're always using it when they're watching tv. Trouble is, they'll pause something, get distracted and an hour later it's still sat there!

    Thanks for stopping by xx

  4. Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek) 19th September 2011 at 11:04 am

    I love our dishwasher as well, especially as my husband is USELESS at washing up.. although to be fair he's pretty rubbish at stacking the dishwasher too! I hate washing up though, so the magic machine is a godsend!

    I am also a slave to our Sky+ box – I can't live without it! I have no idea when any TV shows are actually on, we just go straight to the recorded section to watch something! Also, being able to pause is amazing when the baby starts crying, etc!

  5. Karin @ BritMums 19th September 2011 at 11:03 am

    WE SO ARE WITH YOU ON THE DISHWASHER THING!!! Oh my God! I finally got a dishwasher at the beginning of this year and it has simply made my life bliss. The only negative is that Hubby simply avoids all kitchen responsibility now but that's ok. I can just press a button now instead of slaving over the sink. Wee!
    Well done on the prompt and thanks for linking up and taking part! Hope to see you each week!
    🙂 Karin @ BritMums

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