10 gaps experienced in daily life... Such first world problems.

1. I have backache exacerbated by carrying shoulder bags, because I can't find a rucksack that looks as good as my other bags.

2. London Transport used an Oyster card system where your daily expenses are capped at the same cost as a daily travelcard bought in advance. I never know how much I've spent during the day thus whether I should try to save money or take that extra bus journey knowing that the cost is going to be capped.

3. On the Underground I wish I could know which end of the platform to stand at so that I could walk more easily to the exit when I get off.

4. The signage in Elephant and Castle subway always gets me lost.

5 Why does the hard water stick to my shower panelso?

6 I wish there was a way I could be alerted to when my beloved Italian coffee pot was boiling over.

7 The UK postage system is too complex. I never know which one to get.

8 I currently don't have a pepper mill because each one I've bought over the years has broken. How do we make one that's more durable and doesn't cost a fortune?

9 I'm always needing to do clothes washes that aren't entirely full.

*** 10 I love to cook lots of different styles of  food (Sichuan, Mediterranean, Southern, Thai, Indian) that require many different ingredients, and also travel a lot so am always finding myself without the ingredients I need.

AuthorJane Martin