Snow joke

February 3, 2009

Oh, the bliss! The Treasures’ ludicrously expensive schools are shut, shuddering at the thought of a single snowflake sullying their immaculate tarmac, and we have spent two days at Brockwell Park, whooshing down slopes on my least favourite tray from Peter Jones, emblazoned with an unpleasantly photographic rendition of a passion fruit.

There was some muttering from the darlings, I do admit, as they are used to their top of the range Swiss sleigh, which has every possible embellishment a girl could want, short of a team of matching Lipizzaner ponies to pull you along (I was working on that when everything went belly-up Abroad). But, as I pointed out, someone just along from us was using a blue Ikea bag and there were a couple of boys making do perfectly well with corrugated cardboard, accessorised only with merry smiles.

Best of all, while I was working on developing a lushly apple-cheeked glow in the great outdoors, True Love was snowed in at home, unable to get to his office in an achingly trendy part of town and forced to bunker down in Divorce Towers with only his laptop and Jumbo the bunny for company.

Natually, the moment we were back, he managed to get the front door open, (my strategic piles of snow were no match for his manly muscles, sigh) and he was off, saying he was going to do the panic buying at Sainsbury’s Local. I thought that would be the last we saw of him for some time, but he made his way courageously home through the wild, snow-blasted terrain of Herne Hill with not one, but four different types of humous and a brace of avocados.

Hmm. Humous was on the list, and I was mindful that, as ever, I was not only looking a gift Lipizzaner in the mouth but kicking it in the shins for good measure by even mentioning staples like milk, bread and butter. ‘Humous?’ I said weakly.

He shrugged. ‘They’d run out of doughnuts,’ he explained.

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  • A Modern Mother February 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    At least he bought a vegetable 😉

  • nixdminx February 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    But did he bring wine? Our local corner shop had a queue round the block yesterday, I didn’t think locusts came out in the snow, but by the time we reached it the shelves were bare. No milk, bread or juice, but sensing an opportunity, the staff were hastily stacking wine onto the shelves

  • More than a Mother February 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Too true, nixdminx. Quite often, when we have run out of milk, I have my morning cereal with wine instead. In fact, occasionally I do the same even when we haven’t run out…

  • rosiero February 4, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I think Kay and I were the only ones in our local Waitrose yesterday. Not a car in sight in the car park (we had walked there too). So had the pick of the pain rustique and organic cucumbers! There were about 10 check-out assistants all vying for my custom to ease their boredom. Such a contrast from the usual mayhem.

  • Jennysmith February 4, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I think you’re very good, DD, I treasure my trays. Couldn’t bear to use them as sledges.

    Don’t like real sledges anyway, i think they’re dangerous.

    Hope things are back to normal now. xxxx

  • what happened ?how did i get HERE? February 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Love it! My darling man shops in Aldi….need I say more? A true test of love if ever there was one…Mxx

  • Potty Mummy February 4, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Tag – you’re it. (Check out my last post to see how). And I so would have had to mention the milk…

  • Coding Mamma (Tasha) February 6, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I didn’t even know there were four types of houmous (surely I have spelt that wrong?)! We used to use the coal sacks to go sledging – they were really strong. I was astounded, when out today, to see how many people had proper sledges. I can’t remember the last time we had this amount of snow. To people buy them just in case?

  • DulwichDivorcee February 6, 2009 at 11:02 am

    You're so right, MM, I am an ungrateful minx! NM, no, he didn't bring back wine, this being Herne Hill it was the first thing Sainsbury's ran out of, followed by the doughnuts and then G & B organic choc ….MM, you're lucky to get wine, though I must say a good slosh of Bacardi works quite well on Jordan's Tropical Crunchy I always find ….Rosiero, where is your Waitrose, I'm coming over! Our nearest is in Balham and it's a legal requirement that you have to bring everyone you know and fill your car right to the gunnels,Jennysmith, this tray is really hideous, I'd take a picture of it if I wasn't a)useless at photography and b) owner of the world's worst camera. What happened ….actually, I rather long for an Aldi, v bored now with Lidl's chocs ….oooh, PM, I will rush over and look x ..Coding Mama, yes, there is something odd about the spelling of humous but I can't be bothered to trek all the way to the fridge to check …and yes, 4 types, organic, roast pepper, mixed veg and (yuck) lemon and coriander, sounds nice but isn't, sadly. You're right about the sledges, tho some made of plastic, not nearly as good as the former marital sledge, sniff sniff x