Monday, 29 October 2012

Shopping, cooking, eating, shopping, cooking, eating ...

I used to like cooking – experimenting with new recipes and trying different ingredients – but these days it’s become a chore I wish I didn’t have to do. I’ve slipped into a rut of automatically choosing from the same limited list of easy and familiar dishes week after week.

My unfussy husband is no help.
‘What shall we have for dinner today? And tomorrow?’ I say, as I write the shopping list.
He shrugs, and makes a stab at being helpful, and I jot down the usual, boring items.      
My consolation is that I know I’m not the only person with this problem.

So, When I am Rich, I’m going to set up a food company that makes heat-and-serve ready meals with enticing names such as:
 Don’t Mind
 Surprise Me
 Whatever …
 You Choose!

 I’m sure it will revolutionise the eating habits of the nation. (And make me another fortune.)

Of course I’ll also employ a chef who will create a delicious but different dish for me every day!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I was introduced to this lady last weekend. She’s very good-natured and has an easy life in pleasant surroundings with lots of equine friends and adoring human slaves who attend to her every need.

She reminded me that in the past I would have put horses very near the top of my What I Want When I am Rich list. But as I get older my tastes and ambitions have mellowed and altered somewhat. I’m sure I’ll always admire horses, but I’m not desperate to own one. What I’d really love are some little donkeys like these I spotted at Scarborough.

Horses or donkeys? Which would you choose?

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

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