Thursday, May 17, 2007

Learning New Tricks

Its like going back to school. My first shopping expedition this morning was terrifying. Morrison's in Welshpool was packed with professional shoppers as I entered, clutching my little list. First up was the veg. There was a 'choice' of broccoli. Resort to the mobile phone. Cling wrapped - not mixed with carrots in a neat plastic bag. Another mobile cry for help at the milk and yogurt section. So much choice. Disaster struck at the cheese section. There was a choice of Mozzarela - and my mobile signal was gone. In the event I did the wrong thing. I bought a 'block' for pizzas - rather than a 'ball'. The checkout was a 'breeze'. I just watched from a distance for a few minutes - and then stepped forward with an air of nonchalant confidence. My 8 years experience in the corridors of power paid dividends.

And then there was tonight's supper. I'd almost exhausted my range, having made beans on toast last night and cheese on toast the night before. I was planning on poached eggs on toast tonight - but found some fishcakes in the freezer when I was looking for some ice cubes to put on Bobbie's knee to help bring the swelling down. Tomorrow, I might venture forth and buy a Chinese take away! I had no idea there was so much involved in looking after the house. Thank goodness my mother-in-law comes down every day to do the lunch. I am finding my wife's knee replacement operation a deeply traumatic experience. Two weeks of this and running a Rainbow Coalition would be a doddle.

6 comments:

Marcusian said...

Made me chuckle this did...

Get well soon to your wife, for her and your sake by the sound of it! haha

Glyn Davies said...

I am made of stern stuff and I will pull through.

Mike Cridland said...

When going gets tough!
The Tough Goes Shopping!

;)

Alison said...

Some people prefer TV and fame:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6669089.stm

Anonymous said...

why Kirsty over Peter Black? I'll give her some credit, she is feisty and gives a good show, but really.
She just fought a dull campaign not meioning local job losses, rural depopulation etc but on "local" issues. loss of services etc, but then all her party material was printed in liverpool - hardly supporting local business!
Besides I still see her as parachuted in, someone explain why she stood in B and R years ago when based in Camrthenshire and Roger Williams based in B and R stood in Camrthenshire, Lib Dem madness.

Glyn Davies said...

Just being pragmatic. Kirsty is desperate to be the Leader - and Peter isn't.