"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scones for a lifetime

Keith has decided that if he lives out his generally accepted allotted timespan of three score years and ten, or to stretch it a bit, three score years and fifteen, assuming that he eats three scones a day (which he shouldn't be doing anyway as he's supposed to be on a diet!), he is only going to be able to enjoy about 15000 more. (Actually it would be more like 16500, but who's quibbling?)
Hmmm, I think the January blues are getting to him!


CraigyBaby ! said...

Do you think it's appropriate to do the 'Fastest Cake In The World' joke Jenny, or do you think I need a new joke book ?????

***For the one person in the world who HASN'T heard that joke (you never know, they may read this blog) - the fastest cake in the world is a scone ('sgone ! - geddit ?). Oops, just realised - the posh people pronounce it SCOAN don't they so my joke will be lost on them !***

Pah - foiled again :(

Jennyta said...

Nice try, Craig. Are you trying to tell me you aren't posh then?

Craigy Baby ! said...

Nah, I ain't posh......but my butler is ! ;)

JustSue said...

Scones...strawberry jam...Devonshire clotted cream....slurrrrrrp!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I think Keith needs a full body massage with sweet smelling oils and you are the one to deliver it! After a warm bath, Keith should lie naked on your bed as your hands begin their soothing work. There are particular areas you should concentrate on. I don't think Keith will object. Some mood music will help - perhaps Serge Gainsborough and Jane Birkin.

Jennyta said...

And will that make him stick to his diet, YP? ;)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

My God madam, if a chap was getting such treatment regularly he'd eat hay!

Flighty said...

I think that the New Year blues are getting to most of us!

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Jennyta said...

You are quite right, anonymous, wifeinthenorth.com is a well written blog. I wonder how many vitriolic comments you have left on it? Or is it that honour reserved only for mine, you sad person?

Shooting Parrots said...

As a not posh person and Northern lad, I say 'scoan', not scone which in this neck of the timber is the upmarket version.

As for Keith though, surely his added life years depends on whether they are taken with lashings of Lurpak, Olivio or fresh air.


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