... for two screws.
I am reminded of a discussion between web loggers Barrett Bonden and Lucy Kempton on the subject of garlic crushers, by a garlic crusher of what strikes me as sublime simplicity in one of those mail order catalogues that arrive through the post at this time of year. It is made of stainless steel and looks like a miniature rolling pin except that the central cylinder is deeply grooved so as to crush a clove of garlic over which it is rolled. The caption points out that the stainless steel has the effect, when rinsed with your hands under cold water, of removing garlic smells from your fingers.
People often remark on single shoes, which turn up by the side of the road or in hedgerows. So when I see a shoe, in good condition, as I do today on the corner of Little Mount Sion, I am not alone in wondering about its provenance and the reason for its solitary state.