This though was kindly laughter, the recipient of which was MOH.
I was out here in my work room when in he strolled looking very serious. "What have you been up to?" I asked, to which he replied "I have been thinking about my 85th birthday."
As he only turned 82 last December I thought this a little unusual so asked him what had brought these thoughts to his mind.
His reply was wonderful and was the reason for my good natured laughter:
"I have been thinking about my 85th birthday when (and if ) I get there" he explained, "and I've decided on that day I will break all the rules of our healthy diet:
Breakfast...Bacon, eggs, sausage and maybe a slice of fried bread.
Morning tea....Small pork pie
Lunch....Fish and chips and a glass of dark ale
Afternoon tea...Chocolate eclair
Dinner...Traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings followed by apple pie and cream and of course a
glass or two of wine.
Supper...Camembert cheese and biscuits and before retiring for the night a drop of good Scotch.
MOH says if he makes it to 85 then he deserves to have all of the above and I agree with him. This will probably use up all the fat etc., allowed for about a month so back to a rigid diet afterwards but I feel he will be quite happy to be good again for some time.
I have made a note of the menu so that when he reaches 85 I will be able to make sure he gets his wish. Hopefully I will still be here to do just that and enjoy it with him.