The contents of my fridge

A little while ago my friend Emma at Me the Man and the Baby tagged me in a post, asking me to open my fridge to the world. When she tagged me, I looked in my fridge, and just couldn’t bring myself to take a picture of what was basically cans of lager and some cheese. I have been waiting since then for the day when my fridge looked as clean and wholesome as Emma’s, but unfortunately that day has never come.

This is the outside of my fridge, covered in magnets, including the rather funky scrabble magnets that Belle bought me for my birthday this week. The top of my fridge is covered with all manner of junk, including my collection of ‘milk jugs in the shape of chickens where the milk comes out of their beaks’.

Fridge magnet collection

The inside of my fridge is looking a little sparse, bulked out mainly by condiments, and includes just your basic essentials such as wine, beer, coffee, cheese, soup, more cheese, and the obligatory out of date eggs. There are also rather a lot of kiwis, that have been there for some time. I don’t know what it is about kiwis. They always seem a good idea at the time, but deep down I know that the effort involved in being bothered to peel them will mean then lie rotting in the fridge for weeks before ending up in the bin.

What's in your fridge?

The vegetable drawer is missing at the moment. I took it out yesterday to clean out the sticky mess that was once a watermelon, and haven’t got round to putting it back. I’m a bit worried to be honest, as in the process of wrestling it out, I managed to puncture a hole in the inside wall of the fridge.

“I made a hole in my fridge,” I told New Boyfriend anxiously as he came back in from the garden.

“You made a hole in your fridge??” he looked slightly horrified and gave me one of those looks where inside his head you knew he was thinking ‘bloody stupid women, making holes in fridges’.

“It made a hissing noise,” I added, “do you think that’s bad?”

“Yes I think that’s bad,” he said, eyeing me pityingly.




  1. Mr G. Thorpe
    28 April, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    I wondered what inspired yesterday’s tidying/wiping out…

    • 28 April, 2011 / 6:05 pm

      That was COMPLETELY UNRELATED obviously. Just a coincidence.


  2. 28 April, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    I LOVE a challenge and am like a kid who’s been dared to do something dangerous, I have to do it once I’ve been challenged. I’m off to see what rearranging I can do to make it look clean/nutricious/interesting. Oh maybe I’m chicken!

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:11 pm

      Lol, in that case I dare you to take a picture of it without any cleaning or rearranging…

  3. Vicky Nunes
    28 April, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    Yes, the hole in the fridge and the hissing noise is bad news. :(

    My fridge is packed but is about 40% junk. The other 60% is stuff I buy to make myself feel better about the junk.

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:10 pm

      Do you hide the cheese strings and chocolate mousses behind bags of carrots and skimmed milk so you feel good about yourself every time you open it?

  4. Your Sister
    28 April, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    I have never seen your fridge so well stocked, or indeed, white! I am anxious about the puncture/hissing business though.

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:09 pm

      It’s fine, I have stuck a bit of black insulating tape over the hole. Problem solved I’m sure.

  5. 28 April, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    why peel a kiwi? cut it in half lengthways and scoop content out with a tea spoon. and another one who keeps eggs in the fridge

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:09 pm

      Well, it’ll sound silly, but I don’t like the ends of kiwis – they is always a lumpy bit – so I don’t really like the spoon thing…

  6. Vicky
    28 April, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    Crikey blimey Jo, your fridge is gorgeous! It is so clean and lovely… promise me that you won’t look too closely at mine tomorrow – it is revolting and sadly lacking in anything other than breakfast goodies xxx

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:07 pm

      I didn’t look! The sausage sandwiches that you managed to produce from it were good though :-)

  7. 28 April, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    That’s a lot of kiwis … I’m jealous! Yeah, Elaine’s right: slice in half and scoop contents out and into your mouth with a teaspoon. Cut open another one, and repeat.

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:04 pm

      I think the REAL problem is that I don’t actually like them that much. They just don’t taste as nice as biscuits.

  8. 29 April, 2011 / 6:17 am

    I’m shocked that you’ve had those letters a couple of days already and that there’s no sign of any rude words!

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:03 pm

      What are you trying to say?! How rude.

  9. Jo
    29 April, 2011 / 9:48 am

    Your fridge is positively gleaming compared to mine. xx

    • 29 April, 2011 / 12:03 pm

      But your fridge is lovely and new at least, with no holes…

  10. 29 April, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Mine is a right state but I will show you what’s in there!

    1 May, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    You don’t have to peel kiwi’s just slice the top off , and just eat the contents with a tea spoon like you would a boiled egg !

  12. Steve
    3 May, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Did you move the head to the freezer?

    • 9 May, 2011 / 8:27 pm

      Haha! I’m loving the ‘rabbit’ :-)

  13. 23 March, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I never would have thought of that! Pretty useful tips! I plan to clean my fridge soon and I feel overwhelmed when I think of how much work is to clean the fridge. I definitely need to make a list and have a good plan before I start. Thanks for sharing!

  14. 7 February, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    H Jo,

    I was looking for a fridge contents photo on Google and found your photo here as number one. Thought you might be interested when we launch our new product of getting your hands on one. Steven

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