Refrigerators And Shower Curtains

Who needs an American-style fridge when you have a perfectly good spare shower curtain?

I'm not sure if it will ever happen, but someday, in this country or the next I'd love to have a big American-style fridge. I'm pretty lucky as the Hub "allowed" me to buy an extra refrigerator in addition to the dorm-style fridge that came along with our flat. We also have an extra dorm-style freezer, so I probably have the same amount of space as an American fridge/freezer, but in three separate units. I do alright.

So what does this have to do with shower curtains?

Silly question. A few summers ago I made an amazing discovery. If you are planning to go to a concert in Hyde Park -- the kind where you bring a picnic and sit on the ground -- if it has rained recently and the ground is dewy fresh, it is very effective to buy a cheap shower curtain to put under your blanket to keep the seat dry. It really does the trick.

But the other day when I decided that we needed to defrost our freezer, since we live in a country where these things still happen, I found another very effective use of the shower curtain. When you need to go to work and there are still chunks of ice waiting to melt, and pretty much every towel you own is soaking wet, it protects the faux wood floor ever so well.

I can't remember how much this shower curtain cost me, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't over 10 pounds -- it really was money well spent.

Perhaps some day I will have my dream of an American-style fridge (would asking for an ice maker appear greedy?), but until then, at least I have my spare shower curtain.

P.S. If you're wondering why I'm writing about the expat life on this blog and not the new expat blog, it's because I've done a total about face and decided to go back to being a one-blog girl. I may explain myself more in a separate post, or not, but all you need to know for now is this blog is all you need to know about.

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