One day a side plate slips out of your hands and six becomes five. Then one of the kids gets a bit over-enthusiastic loading the dishwasher, five becomes four and before too long you only have two side plates, four dinner plates and one pasta bowl!
This is the reason why I don't have a Denby dinner service and instead sing the praises and herald the glory of elegant and easily-replaceable crockery such as this Dakar dinner set.
Four dinner plates, four side plates and four bowls for a fiver; let's work it out, that's....about 41 and a bit pence per piece, I mean you really can't go wrong.
It's dishwasher safe so there's no need to worry about slaving over a hot sink and you can bung all the pieces in the microwave too - fabulous! The only thing you can't do with them is put them in the freezer but who does that....anyone?
Unless you decide to arrange for store collection then the standard delivery charge of £5.95 is going to apply, but with an Asda on almost every corner picking one (or two) up should be a doddle.
Thanks to princessyin over at HUKD!