Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Is there not a law that Australians have a right to shoot incompetent car drivers dead? Such an action would certainly bring down our population explosion. There should be such an action.. Once home, my mood rose.

"Hello sweetheart, love of my life and my most dearest person in the world. How was your afternoon of alternating between napping and watching tv?"

"Fine". 

"And what romantic dinner have you planned for us?"

"Bangers and mash, and be grateful you are getting that. I serve you carrots, but you are not eating them!"

"Aw, you do really love me. In the name of love, I will try to eat all of my carrot serve tonight". 

Back to my childhood where I would fill my pyjama pockets with cabbage and dispose of it later, I now just chuck carrot out. I don't mind some carrot, just not too much. 




22 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's day you two, eat your carrots Andrew, think of your ageing eyesight 😀😀

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    1. Thanks Grace, especially the ageing eyesight crack.

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    2. you can get just as much, or more Vitamin A by eating oily fish or taking cod liver oil capsules daily, the CLO contains A+D vitamins.

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  2. I like carrots. Cabbage, not so much.

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    1. Strayer, the luxury of living alone and not being cooked for. You can eat what you want.

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    2. I read somewhere that cabbage contains more calcium than milk, so eat it up for strong bones. Find a cooking method that makes it more palatable.

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    3. Ok thanks River, I'll try.

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  3. Happy Valentine's day. I celebrated at home drinking vodka

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    1. Gosia, and after vodka, then what happened?

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    2. I could use some vodka right now.

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  4. Oh I can just see the headlines: Snarky old man expects Champagne not carrots, shoots partner.
    It could have been done more romantically, purple carrots served to the sounds of Prince singing purple rain.
    And what did you bring to the day of romance, a box of surly?

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    1. A smile, a kiss and a card\, sans the Haigs chocolate heart he stuck on mine. I would draw the line at purple carrots, suspecting they would be poison.

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  5. As a child (and as an adult) I never hid or tossed away anything that was placed on my dinner plate. I never picked or chose. My older brother and I ate what was put before us. There may not have been a lot of money in our little household run by our Mum and Nana, but we always had ample, good food on the table and a pantry and cupboards filled with whatever was needed.

    I guess I still just about eat anything and like most things.

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    1. Lee, we too had to eat everything on our plate, hence the subterfuge with the cabbage and brussel sprouts. I can eat sprouts now, but they used to make me feel physically sick. Wise advice was to eat the cabbage and sprouts when they are hot.

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  6. Nope, I will not have Valentine's Day in Australia. It is not a holiday we know about and is just an excuse for the card and flowers industries to make money.

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    1. Hels, I saw on someone's blog that they refer to it as 'Hallmark Day'. Rather clever.

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  7. Why not just ask for a smaller serve of carrot? I haven't had bangers and mash since last winter. I might have to go back to the shop for a pack of sausages and a bag of spuds.
    Did you exchange gifts of chocolate?

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    1. River, we serve ourselves at the table, which has proven to be a good way to lose weight. See comment to Jah Teh above re chocolate.

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  8. Crikey Andrew ...... I like carrots ..... I'll eat 'em for you!! Happy Valentine's day. Mum and Dad don't do all that sloppy romantic stuff either. Oh and talking about incompetent drivers ..... Mum bashed a hole in the wall backing the BIG car out of the garage yesterday. Didn't damage the car ..... just the bumper but the wall's not looking so flash.

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    1. Oh dear Charlie. I hope you weren't in the car and got a fright. It's a nuisance but can be fixed, I'm sure.

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  9. Filling your pockets with cabbage. Heh heh. When the HH was young, he would hide the remains of his food behind the stove. Big trouble when they replaced the stove:)

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    1. Sandra, it is wonder it didn't smell bad.

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