I AM a collector. I simply love collecting things, much to the horror of Matt who thinks that nothing more can fit in our tiny miner’s cottage that we call home. At one point he said to me, “Don’t get me wrong. I love what you do to make this house look great. But we are fit to bursting. So if you get another thing in – then something here will have to go.” My reply, “I’ll miss you Matt.”
One of my collections is of kitchen equipment. Because we travel a bit the collection includes locally village-made and very rustic equipment like coconut shredders which are nasty bits of equipment with hundreds of tiny spikes coming out of a wooden base – as well as a banana tree slicer, for making banana tree slice salad, of course. One of the bits of equipment is more modern and can be purchased locally. It is an Asian vegetable grater and only costs a few dollars. It is perfect for finely grating long strands of any vegetable you have in your garden – and ideal for the proliferation of zucchinis we have covering our yard at the moment.