Maintenance tips for a healthy diet

Healthy eating is never far from our thoughts. Personally I believe the best thing is a balanced diet, even if ‘balanced’ does mean an equal sized bag of crisps in each pocket. (Comforting to know, isn’t it, that even though we are well into a new year, the jokes remain as reliable as ever 🙂  )

Anyway, talking of healthy food, I spotted a television ad for a booklet on how to grow vegetables, fruit, and herbs. It’s published by the ubiquitous ‘Which?’ consumer group.

The  telly ad showed brief shots of several pages, including one on blueberries (yummy), beans and peas (yummy but maybe not for breakfast) and one titled ‘Maintenance Tips’.

‘What are maintenance tips?’ I asked Shana, who chose that point to start counting her knitting stitches very loudly (THIRTY, THIRTY-ONE, THIRTY-TWO…) almost as if she hadn’t quite heard my earnest enquiry.

‘Are they like asparagus tips?’ I persisted. ‘Does one have to lightly boil one’s maintenance tips and enjoy them with a knob of butter?’

At this juncture, Shana seemed to be double-checking her knitting (ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR…)

Either that, or (rare, this) I’d put her off her counting.

Oh well, if one hand-knitted sock turns out longer than the other at least we can blame the Which? group, can’t we? 🙂


2 thoughts on “Maintenance tips for a healthy diet

  1. Oh thankyou for that laugh, Chris!
    I can just picture Shana’s face as you disturb her stitch count – it’s funny, but bob almost always seems to do that to me, just when I need to concentrate all the more 🙂
    Are you going to have a go at growing your own? Or do you do that already?
    We did for very many years, until the garden got too much for Bob’s poor back (it’s clunky clay soil here – and WET!), but we always enjoyed the fruits of our labour – and our neighbours miss all the handouts, too 🙂

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  2. Shana’s concentration varies. Sometimes she can lose her stitch count even when knitting i-cord 🙂

    As for growing our own, we used to grow all our own nettles. But now we just grown our own lawn. If you do have proper clay soil over there in Walesland, why not try making your own pottery? Or is it the wrong kind of clay? Do tell…


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