... I learnt that the best way to get the stone out of the middle of an avocado is not to cut it in half, hold the half with the stone in in your left hand while you try and stab the stone with a sharp knife in your right hand. The blade will deflect off the shiny stone, the avocado will slide out of your hand and you will end up stabbing yourself in the palm of the hand. Messy.
... we have had bright sunshine, drizzly rain, snow, wind and sleet. The sky has been pure blue, covered in fluffy white clouds, grey and greeny-grey-there's going to be a storm'. The English weather can never be called boring, no wonder we talk about it so much.
... our local Waitrose supermarket has a scheme where every time you pay, you pick up a token and post it through a collection box for their chosen charities for the month. The amount of money given to each charity is determined by the number of tokens donated to each one. So there is a man and his young daughter in front of me. The boxes for the charities this month are either for the local animal rescue centre or the local Women's Institute. 'Who do you want to get your money?' dad asks daughter. 'What are the choices?' she asks. 'Well, either the home that lost or unwanted bunny rabbits, kittens or little puppies go to be looked after until someone comes along to adopt them, or um, old ladies to have a cup of tea.' The old ladies never stood a chance did they?
... is my day off work. Allegedly. I'm up to date on washing, ironing, dusting and hoovering. That's not a true day off is it?
... I've eaten healthily with a lunch of