Thank you for your contribution this week.
The Self Sufficiency show came and went. Now you know how hard it is to keep up the momentum.
This weeks homework is ETIQUETTE.
You, and food and manners.
I heard a wonderful talk from Lisa Jardin, who quoted her favourite intellectual hero MARAGART DOUGLAS, who said that it’s the displacement of matter that deemed something clean or dirty.
In other words a towel in the bath room is clean, whilst a towel slung over the settee is dirty.
Likewise shoes on the floor are clean, whilst shoes on the table are dirty.
Well the displacement of matter in my home felt totally unlike the displacement of matter any where else.
In my youth shouting and screaming over dinner was de rigeur, eating a lot and talking with your mouth full was perfectly acceptable.
Nobody left anything for Mr. Manners in my house, my father had chased him away years before.
When I was placed next to the Head Mistress at lunch, in my snobby little school I attended for 2 years, we were served rice and prunes.
Discarding the prune pips became so intensely embarrassing that, even now, the mere sight of a shrivelled plum can have me quaking in my slippers.
How DO YOU get rid of a prune stone.
I know what I did.
What would you do?
Next saturdays show will give us the definitive answer.
Thank you to Ms M. who blogged me about my mother. I wish your mother better.
And a BIG YOUSAR to all of you who, so far, have not let me down.