As I get older my back aches a bit and my trousers get tighter otherwise I feel much the same but I notice that the people around me seem to ail more and the things that fill my days are changing. A lot of the things that we do hardly merit a blog — I can’t promise you a riveting account of my breast screening appointment next week.
This week I have scratched the new car and got stuck in the car-wash but I have mostly been making chutney — apple chutney. Well, I’d cleaned the house after the cider episode (the floor no longer clings hysterically to my shoes as I walk, nor the door handles to my hands) so I thought, I’ll fill the kitchen with vinegar fumes, taint the washing on the dryer and torture myself with chilli fingers when I remove my contact lenses!
I can feel exceedingly green by recycling jam jars, soothing my hands in warm soapy water, marvel at the amazing adhesiveness of modern labels and turn a blind eye (still red from the chilli) on the amount of sugar that goes in — much less than in jam!
All because I read somewhere that the reason the days seem to fly past as we get older is because we don’t do enough different things– distinguishing things — that-was-the-day-I-made-the-chutney things!