Mum was an advertiser’s dream viewer, as soon as a new product came on TV we knew it would be in our kitchen by the end of the week. It wasn’t expensive appliances or gadgets, but rather the latest all purpose cleaner, washing scourer or dishcloth. Our kitchen was a marketeer’s dream boat.
I came home one day and Mum had bought a mop off a door-to-door salesman. This was in the 1990s, I had always thought the doorstep mop business had dried up decades earlier. There must have been more than my Mum out there buying kitchen goods in droves but I never came across one.
Needless to say, I’ve been infected with the purchasing bug and end up with plenty of magic carpet shoe cleaners and novelty dish cleaning items in my own kitchen!