This morning Nigel and I made our weekly visit to Chichester. The cold kept numbers down so it was very pleasant not having to queue in Boots or Costa Coffee.
Because it was so cold I thought I would pop into Accessorize to see if they had any reduced hats. A jaunty beret in moss stitch caught my eye but try as I might I just looked like Frank Spencer in it….70% off too. A very pleasant assistant offered to ‘style’ me but try as she might I oscillated between the Spencer and a mad woman. Nigel kept shaking his head which annoyed me to the extent I thought of splashing out all of £4.50 and buying it just to piss him off but then I found the matching scarf…..
In the (poor)photo you will see my own sad attempt at knitting a moss stitch scarf (for Stella’s Christmas present – note to Stella I haven’t said which Christmas have I ?) I’m not going to say why bother knitting your own, but I am kind of thinking it….. It was £5.40 - you couldn't even buy the wool for that, even acrylic.
Anyway I asked Stella if she minded if I mentioned her little problem …adult acne. Just when she thought all she had to worry about was wrinkles and the odd grey hair perioral dermatitis came a knocking. The reason I am telling you this is because we have made a pact – to both follow an anti-inflammatory diet – she for her skin and me for my rheumatoid arthritis which is presently very active.
The good bit is we are going to encourage one another to eat oily fish, walnuts et al; the bad is we have to lay off sugary foods, refined carbohydrates, and everything that makes life pleasant….we have 3 months to our Birthday (we are coeval) to see if diet will help either complaints.
So I was going around Waitrose thinking healthy thoughts until I saw this
It is the 125th anniversary of Golden Syrup and they have a selection of limited addition tins….they are soo cute having different things printed on the tins I want all of them but what the hell am I doing buying golden syrup when I should be avoiding such temptations?
Tomorrow I play with quinoa…..does anyone actually like it? I know it was the food of the Aztecs but let’s face it that’s not much of a recommendation considering they all died out? Maybe it was quinoa porridge that did for them?