Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Being Normal-ish

Thursday 6th November 2008
We appear to be heading into what might be called a normal lifestyle, nothing spectacular to report and all is hunky dory.
Ian went to work at the Café early.
Carolyn came in later because it was busy.
Carolyn picked the kids up from school, took them home, fed and watered them.
Ian finished work late tonight as it is late night shopping, we call it late night but we only do an extra hour. The centre is open until 9pm on Thursdays but Coles Supermarket is the only shop open in the centre until that time and they are empty after 5.30pm. We do the extra hour as a sign of intent that we are willing to serve the vast late night shopping population of Busselton, but as they are all at home watching Neighbours, having done their shopping during the day, we close as early as we can.
Ian got home from work, there was no dinner on the table because he had told Carolyn he wasn’t hungry as he had eaten a Beef, Bacon and Cheese Pie. Now Ian has developed a bit of a taste for these pies, who in there right mind would invent a meat pie with cheese in it? Probably the same person who put cheese in a sausage, but not only that, who in there right mind would manage to make it taste good?
In the UK this stuff would be on the prohibited goods list along with Radioactive Fuel Rods and Weapons of Mass Destruction, the secret is, over here they don’t have E Numbers, they call the ingredients by name so everyone thinks, that’s alright then.
And then, the Piece de Resistance, they don’t have Calories, it’s brilliant none of these pies have calories, they do have kilojoules but nobody knows how to use them so they don’t count so you can eat as many as you like, and they do.
If you don’t believe us, check out the obesity figures for WA.
In the evening Ian did a bit of blogging while Carolyn read a book, in the 18 years we have been together, we have never been able to have days like this (the pie is only a by-product of our new existence), we have always worked silly hours in demanding jobs and not spent much time together at all.
Having a normal’ish life in Western Australia is great, and to date we would recommend it whole heartedly, pies and all.

1 comment:

Ganeida said...

I'll trade you. My life is not remotely normal at present & I do NOT like it AT ALL!