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? 🙂