Now, I am very worried that I'm not getting my five portions of fruit and veg that's necessary to keep me bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - if I want to resemble a fox, that is. I'm not sure I do. Though when I was a child, I used to draw people with a variety of tails tacked on, in an attempt to decide what sort of tail I would have. I rejected a horse's; too much brushing, though it might have come in handy for swishing off the flies. A cat's? Not very useful, really. A squirrel's? Too much grooming again. I finally decided a monkey's tail could come in very handy and allow me to swing from chandeliers, though what good that might do, I couldn't possibly imagine at the age of nine.
Back to the five a day goal. Today so far I have had:
Breakfast: 12 grapes, 7 cherries, half a pear, a huge dollop of coconut probiotic yogurt.
How many cherries and grapes count as a portion? As the yogurt was coconut, does that count as another? Do you have to eat a whole pear to have had a portion? Does this make three of my five? Or only one?
Lunch: a bowl of Mr G's home-made leek, pea and potato soup.
Again, does this count as three, because it had three vegetables in it, or only one because it was just one bowlful?
Help, somebody. I'm mystified. And foundering. And my tail isn't bushy. And my eyes are red from staring too long at the computer.
3 days ago