My second favourite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
– Erma Bombeck
We can assume that what Erma says is such an exaggeration, but put your hands up whoever doesn’t like ironing.
While I know there are some saintly people out there that find ironing relaxing, I certainly dislike ironing. If you like playing Sherlock – like I do – my photo just below is a telltale sign. Such is my dislike that when I go shopping for clothes, I’m notorious for not buying something I really like just because it is made of a material that would always need ironing. It’s lame, I know.
I think ironing is the household chore I most put off doing. I think I haven’t done it at all in the last 12 months. Which is the chore that, no matter what, you try not to do?
While we are on the subject of domestic slackness, I have to admit that despite the fact that obviously I know that breakfast is such an important meal of the day, and that I really enjoy eating a good breakfast, ironically one third of the times I’ll make myself a coffee (the must of my mornings) and then sometimes I’m just too sleepy to prepare anything to eat. So the other day when I made this gorgeously colourful oat bowl, I couldn’t resist photographing it, even if it’s just to document the effort. It’s also a reminder to myself that making a healthy, colourful, scrummy breakfast like this only takes about 55 seconds to throw together.
I’m happy to report that I did make something similar this morning.
1/2 cup oats, blueberries, strawberries, hazelnuts, milk or yogurt
Wash the fruits well. Cut the strawberries. Throw everything together in a bowl. Serve with milk or yogurt.
Optionally add a touch of brown sugar, honey or maple syrup if desired.
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