Here's one I prepared earlier
Knowing I wouldn't be home today (voluntary job at Pilgrims Hospice eBay shop) I just couldn't resist writing this Blog Post (yesterday)
David came home this afternoon (yesterday now) and prodded me in the back ... inviting me to guess what he was holding ... guaranteed to bring tears to my eyes !!!!! Well, really HOW RUDE!!
Here's the 'offending' object: - it looks slightly strange as its wrapped in cellophane/clingfilm here
Well, its something I've been craving for some time - I just love horseradish ... but unfortunately its not easily grown in the UK and we have to settle for the wishy washy creamed horseradish we find in jars in the supermarket. But BLISS!! David saw this root for sale, immediately thought of me and purchased it!! I just love the stuff (and even mix it with mustard for a further kick sometimes)!
Now if you've never tried to grate this wonderful root - be warned!!! It will make your eyes and nose burn and must be treated with extreme caution and only grated in a room with good ventilation - hence my Blog title. David used the food mixer/blender but ... even so ... it definitely reduced him to tears and made him choke!! So ... as I said, No greater (grater) love etc....
But I found a way to show my gratitude ......
I went to school in the days when we had morning assemblies and it was considered important to learn the three Rs ... to have to recite multiplication tables forwards and backwards and have class spelling tests (with no holds barred - to hell with the kids who struggled - we can't all hold back for your sake - life's a bitch) etc .... At my primary/junior school some of the lessons were broadcast via special school radio programmes. One such English lesson struck a nerve with me - so much so that I memorised the poem we heard and I still remember it perfectly today - periodically I reel it out for David's edification. He hates this poem - or at least he hates it when I start reciting
David has no soul and no appreciation of the fact that 43 years on I'm still word-perfect ... Hilaire Belloc's book 'Cautionary Tales For Children' was published in the UK in 1907 but I'm sure it must still appeal today with its tales of naughty children being devoured by lions or crushed by falling statues .... I played this audio link today and I'm 100% word perfect - how amazing is that? especially when I barely remember what happened yesterday!
Still have to convince David who cringes if I start reciting ... There was a Boy whose name was Jim ... etc
If you want to hear the whole tale - click the link below
Hilaire Belloc Cautionary Tales for Children
Apparently a revised version of the book is available through Amazon ... I'm very tempted! There are a lot more lessons to be learned