There is a programme on Sky 3 called 'The Secret Life of Suburbia'. I stumbled upon it by accident the other evening, whilst searching for something mindless and trivial to watch and decided to have a look as it seemed likely to be one of those quirky peeps into eccentric lives that television is sometimes quite good at. This week it featured housewives; those who love housework and make it the centre of their everyday lives, those who do it because they have to and because their husbands are unbelievably idle and can barely dress themselves without help (one of those in this programme) and those who are chasing self-sufficiency and the good life.
But then there was one lady who really grabbed my attention. She was 50 but looked at least ten years younger, had the figure of a twenty year old and
SHE EATS NOTHING BUT CHOCOLATE!
How can that happen? We saw her piling handfuls of chocolate into her supermarket basket, stacking it all in her own special cupboard and tucking into it at the table when the rest of her family was eating a normal meal. Although she cooked the meals, she had to ask her husband to taste the food to make sure it was ready; not a mouthful of ordinary food seemed to pass her lips.
Yet she was enviably slim, had no spots or greasy hair and generally looked wonderful.
How unfair can life get???