Certainly unexpected, but, as I was only the messenger, I put the originator into the line of fire, so-to-speak. As the recipients were out, a gift of two  cheese truckles were left by the originator for the recipients to find upon their return home. The cheeses were bought at a specialist counter, a rather special one at that too. The originator was not one to shop at the best of times.

Recipient 1. I found some cheeses here, were there a lot lying around the house.…….

Me. What?……… I will pass you on.

I repeat what has been said. Originator’s expression changes from bemusement to realisation, to irritation.



I’ve been browsing through little books again and I just must share these:

“Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?”

William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.” Ludwig Erhard, 1897 – 1977


You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

Bob Hope 1903 – 2003