Tuesday, 1 January 2019

New Year resolution

Strange gaunt females used to come down from London, with small parcels full of tough food that tasted of travelling-bags and contained so much nutrition that a portmanteau full of it would furnish the daily rations of an army.

E. F. Benson – Queen Lucia (1920)

Hmm - perhaps this quote suggests a New Year resolution –

Be wary of strange females from London with indigestible offerings.

Be wary of faddish diets too I suppose - so that's two resolutions from one quote. Must be a good start to the year. 


Michael said...

"strange gaunt etc etc..."

Looks like the old hop-pickers trains are getting going a bit earlier this year...

Demetrius said...

Is she just popping round to Aldi to check out the inflation figures?

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - must be global warming.

Demetrius - I'd be surprised if she knows her way round Aldi.