Friday, 4 September 2009

Club Med

I am, as the young people say, 'stoked'. (See what I did there, huh? said it like an old lady:)
I have received, in my capacity of (as the vicar herself calls me) 'sous-vicar' - which I wouldn't mind being for real, apart from the whole having to be nice to people thing - a letter of vehement complaint about the use of non-inclusive language in our church. This comes on the heels of an elderly man reading a passage from the authorised Bible, rather notorious for its sexist language.
On TV at the moment, the morons are advertising their wares, in the course of which advert they refer to God as 'he' and promise to send you a King James version.

I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get stuck in. Muahahahaha.....people are going to get educated to the nth degree.
The funny thing is, most of the people at church, even many of the older ones, are quite anti sexist language anyway.

The good old Mediterranean diet is in the news again. Even more studies have shown that it beats all other ways of eating for good health. It turns back the seven signs of ageing, kills 99% of all known germs and helps you relax, work and play.
And normally we do eat a fairly Mediterranean-ish diet at the Schloss, lots of veggies, olive oil, pasta, prosciutto, mozzarella, curry, no, I wasn't that good at geography, but some things I don't want to know, I have my fingers in my ears and am singing, lalalalalala!!!
Just that for the past few weeks we've been eating a North American diet as well.

And now, we discover that many items in the Med range are poisonous to dogs, grapes, avocados, onions, garlic, tomatoes, wine, funghi and some nuts. Well, bollocks to that I hear you say, dogs eat meat, oh yes they do, it's just something else to worry about.

Whisky, meanwhile, is making friends and influencing people.
Kev asked me to take Whisky for a walk midday. He's not a fan of the lead. Whisky that is, not Kev.
And, it turns out, he doesn't particularly have to be. We got as far as the grass verge round the corner, and girls on bikes stopped to cluster round and admire him.

He's going to be a big help next year with the veggie garden mark II. He is keenly digging a hole in the patch of earth in front of the house. Excavation is going well, from his point of view.


Sleepy said...

I think with the 'banned for hounds' food it's about being sensible.
A little bit of each won't kill 'em!
Blue and Jess both finish human food with no ill effects.
Jess loves chicken tikka masala and rice.
You just have to remember what comes out, you have to pick up!
All our family dogs were given olive oil for their coats and Dad used to starve Kim one day a week.
(But he did use her for poaching!)

Schneewittchen said...

Hmm...Kevin said that his parents were told to give Brady a raw egg mixed in with his food for his coat, and now eggs are on that list. And my parents always had doggy chocs as treats for the dog - now we find out chocolate can kill them.

No dog's getting my chicken tikka!