Monday, May 16, 2011


Why is it that just about everything we enjoy or take pleasure in is bad for us? They say; "Everything in moderation". But who decides exactly how much "moderation" is?

The obvious cases of divine things being bad for us are food and alcohol. Too much fat and you will have a heartattack; too much sugar and your teeth will drop out; too much alcohol and you run the risks of liver problems, cancer and more; too much red meat = clogged arteries; too little red meat = anaemia. Life is one big minefield! Even sleep and excercise have associated problems. Too little or too much sleep is not good for you; you should do a certain amount of excercise each week BUT not too much or your joints etc will suffer.

A perfect Sunday for me:- wake up late after a night out with friends eating deliciously rich food and drinking a luscious wine (probably in a smoky atmosphere). Nice big bacon sandwich or even a fry up breakfast (if someone else is making it). Next a brisk walk to clear the head and then pub lunch- roast beef and all the trimmings. Then it is less brisk walk back home to slob on the sofa until bed time. According to the rule of moderation- I should be dead by the end of the day!

I know doctors and other brainy people have investigated the harm we do our bodies by over indulging (or enjoying life) but isn´t life too short for us to be so preoccupied about alcohol units, grams of fat etc. etc.? You could be speed walking your way to the health shop to stock up on mung beans and soya milk and get hit by a bus!

Since someone told me that if you eat too many cornflakes you get cancer, I have decided to let my body tell me when I am going overboard on enjoying life. Trousers too tight- cut back on fatty /sugary foods. Short of breath when running for the bus- time to do a bit more excercise. Stonking hangover- promise myself never, ever, ever drink again (ha,ha,ha).

Carpe Diem- but make sure you can Carpe Diem every day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easy to open.

Easy to open packs make me angry- they are NOT easy to open! For who are they easy to open? Engineers? Scientists? Once I have got over my anger, I start to feel inadequate. If they were invented for the general public. If Mr. of Ms. Normal can open one of these packs without breaking out in a sweat or pulling a muscle. If they can end up with the pack still in one piece and not hacked to death by teeth, forks and other such implements...what is wrong with me?! Do I have a below average I.Q? Am I physically challenged in any way that prevents me from mastering this skill. Worrying!
And, don´t even get me started on those food packs that also say "re-sealable"- only true if you have super glue handy!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Why do they call it a funny bone? There is nothing remotely funny about it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Just a quick gripe! All these anti wrinkle/ age defying creams that cost a fortune-what a load of cods wallop! They claim that they are "absorbed" into our skin. If our skin absorbs everything, how come after a shower, or being caught in the rain, we don´t fill up with water and end up looking like Mr Blobby?

Now even tastier!

Recipes for Life has now been published and so far readers seem pleased with it (phew!) So time to get this blog going again (I really am a lazy trollop). New book, new look. The new book you can order from or from Author House. The new look....I am not referring to the fact I have gone blonde....I have played about with my blog set up (but any advice is gratefully recieved by this computer stupid writer) and my plan is to add something everyday- a comment, a recipe, a "get it off my small, but perfectly formed, chest" type rant.....
I say my "plan" is a to add something everyday- but I also planned to do sit ups everyday, stop eating crisps, stop drinking wine and watch the news far none of the afore mentioned have been put into action.
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