Friday, 5 November 2010

Overheard All Over the Place

Overheard in the car:

Radio Announcer: “Apparently modern men have lost their DIY skills….

Hay: “I can certainly agree with that!”

Chairman: “Here we go – you’re going to mention THAT SHELF again, aren’t you?.”

Hay: “It was upside down, for God’s sake!”

Chairman: “It was a small mistake and a long time ago. You can’t go trashing my entire DIY oeuvre on the basis of one upside-down shelf.”

Hay: “Yes I can.”

Overheard in the caravan:

Hay: “Is this what you call washing up?”

Chairman: “No – I’m planning to put the dishes in a pan of boiling water and develop a delicious stock.”

Overheard while watching Nigella:

Hay: “It’s not so much cooking as the assembly of expensive ingredients.”

The Chairman’s cooking tip of the week:

If you want some very low-priced arborio risotto rice, get yourself down to Lidl - £1.79 per kilo, which I guarantee is half what you could buy it for anywhere else (and a quarter of the price at any normal outlet). Bought 5 kilos yesterday, that should keep us going for a while.

I’ll leave you with a beautiful interpretation of Led Zep’s Battle of Evermore, by a lady called Amy McCann.


  1. Buy British - those Oz DIY kits don't work in the northern hemisphere.

    Ah...Nigella (sigh). Cooking? Ingredients? Don't recall...What's all that about?

  2. Surely a shelf is just the same whatever way up it is?
    Lidls, really ?