Sunday, 13 November 2011
Frolickling Fiendish Feet Fish and more
I thought I would capture a few minor updates here in a separate post. One thing that appears to be popular here in the UK (or at least Derby) is fish pedicures. I don't recall seeing them at all in the States. I'm guessing that's for health/legal reasons and there have been some murmurings here that it isn't 100% safe.
At any rate, you basically stick your tired, calloused feet in a tank with special fish that literally eat your dead skin. What a novel idea (. . . . for Kuk). I purchased a Groupon voucher (coupon) some time back for a minimal investment and Kuk finally cashed it in on Saturday. From the website:
The nibble loving Garra Rufa fish feed on the dead skin, bacteria and impurities of the human body, leaving you with smooth, baby-soft, and young new skin. The nibbling of the fish also helps release the tension in your feet and boosts blood circulation, relaxing both body and mind.
Kuk's view: I could feel the nibbling and it tickled. My feet did come out amazingly smooth. I didn't care for it when they moved on to my ankles though. Glad I did it, don't need to do it again.
Let's hope any of the hepatitis / HIV customers were sitting at the other tanks . . .
A few more miscellaneous comments from the weekend:
In the that doesn't happen back in Indy category: this past week the fridge was empty enough that we decided to eat out or get take out (that's not the rare part). It'd been awhile since we went to our "local" (pub) but Nicole emphatically requested Indian takeout. What? She's a big Chicken Tikka Masala fan (the national dish of England). We are fortunate that a really nice restaurant (Anoki) does 50% off for takeout during the week so that's what did. It's essentially been Asian weekend since we had that for 2 meals and Korean for another two. Yummy.
I thought I couldn't be shocked about prices but I was wrong. My car had been giving me ambiguous, sporadic warnings that I finally figured out was a low oil warning. There are no Autozones here so I decided to buy a quart (okay, a liter) at the convenience store (you have to go in to pay anyway). Holy cow. Regular fossil fuel oil was 7 GBP (pounds) and the semi-synthetic I bought was 10 GBP. That's $16 for 1 quart! I can get my oil changed for that at Car-X back home. I'll have to look around to see if there's a better place to pick that stuff up because that's ridiculous. That's one of those subtle things about living in a different country -- you aren't exactly sure where to get certain things.
More on our weekend adventures in the next post. Thanks for reading.