Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Kitchen pickers...

...wear big knickers! I had a boyfriend who said this to me once, so I chucked him. One boyfriend surprised me with a tickets to an Elton John concert. I had no choice but to join in - I only found out when we were at Wembley. I chucked him too; geez sorry if anyone is an Elton John fan but when I found myself waving arms in lieu of a lighter at Daniel I knew I needed drugs and not the man next to me!

However, clothes have always been my drug of choice and so far my resolution to not buy clothes for a year is working. Now, lets face facts here! My resolution is due to many an overspend over many a year on little bags of joy and treats of the retail variety. I would like to pretend it was a holier than thou ban, in search of inner redemption or learning but truth be told I can't afford to buy anything other than my college books, travel fares and pay for petit garcon's nursery fees. Had I been a better saver well...

But I am nothing less than resourceful. When Mr MDS came home and mentioned that someone at his work had been praising my rocky road crunch bars to someone in HR who requested a taster I sprang into action - look either I'll get a nice pressie from the said work place for supplying them in goodies or hubbie will get a gold star and potentially a reward. My reward will be an item from Cos and I won't have broken in to my account. Now who's wearing the knickers hey!

PS it also allows for me to add a picture of Nigella - the rocky road recipe creator. When I met her in real life I could not get over her beauty, seriously I was smitten.




PPS. Mind you is it just me or do you think Sally Hawkins of the Golden Globes Best Actress in Musical/Comedy could do with eating a few of Nigella's meals? How scrawny is she?


20 comments:

  1. I want to be Nigella. I want to look like her, eat like her and have her money and art collection.

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  3. Killer hook, I thought this was going to be a post about those naughty granny pants favored by you Brits :)

    I was momentarily distracted hence the deleted comment - can't 'ave you thinking I can't write! I just can't multi task.

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  4. Hi there-oh you shrewd girl, this is totally the way to go around the no spend ban, LOL!

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  5. Oh, i was told that frightful sentence too!!! I am on a "no-buying" scheme too, my visa bill has reached 4 figures and it has to come seriously down!!! (i have already posted the pics ofthe boots my mum got me). XXX.

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  6. LOL how funny is the post. Wht an genius move. Sally Hawkins is very thin and could do with some rocky roads.

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  7. Since you have given up a habit (the buying of clothes) have you found that you have picked up a new one to fill the gap? Or is that where the making of rocky road comes in?

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  8. Ha ha I don't think I could cope at an Elton John concert. Also I love Nigella but wish she would ditch that denim jacket, at least when she is cooking. No one in the world wears a jacket to cook.

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  9. hehehhe your post made me smile at the Elton John bit,funny thing is I have never been to his concert but would love to :o)
    also think the cooking for clothes is great.so at least you dont beak your shopping ban.
    you mebntioned college my dear,what are you studying? Hope its going well.
    muah x
    marian

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  10. heheh..admiring your ingenuity, but wondering if this is cheating??!

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  11. Nigella is fab isn't she, never tried any of her recipes though - might have to give them a go.

    PS. I survived spin class and it was great fun, although I was a little sore the day after!

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  12. Ha! That is a funny saying . . .

    I love Nigella too, and yes Sally needs a sandwich STAT!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. I hate to comment on people's weight but I must admit I was taken aback by how frail Sally looked.

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  14. The Elton John bit made me laugh.
    Cool post dear.

    xoxo

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  15. Hah! What a coup on the Rocky Road bars! I hope you earn a pressie. :D

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  16. Sounds like your Rocky Road went down a treat. Onya, Nigella. (I've also met her - she's got the most amazing complexion, hasn't she?) xx

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  17. I loved this story! From granny pants to Sally Hawkins..funny :)

    x Grayburn

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  18. Most actresses need to be force-fed butter and lard. They're all entirely too skinny and unhealthy

    Fabulously Broke in the City

    "Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

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