Isn’t it crazy how we all know what's good for us, yet we sometimes do the exact opposite. For example, I know it's not healthy to eat Greggs sausage rolls, cream slices and chocolate chip muffins. Yet here I am near the end of August and all logic has gone out of the window! For Wells readers, you may not be aware, but the biggest news recently in Shepton Mallet
( apart from that we have possibly/probably/hopefully save our beloved town centre library, there have been a spate of arson attacks, and there are 6 new fairy doors about town!) is that we have our own Greggs store !
Since I'm on a 'break' from my regular slimming club - i have no idea how much damage this has done to waist line. But I'm pretty sure it's not been doing my wallet any good. I find myself 'bribing' the kids to come with me to do our necessary and affordable ALDI food shop, by promising them a treat from Greggs. By the time I've got them both a sausage roll or cheese and bean melt, drink and a donut - I've spent almost a tenner. That's about how much I've spent on three days worth of meals, and snacks in the supermarket,and I'd fuming with myself...but 5 weeks into the hols I haven't the energy to say no.
Oh, and I also feel the guilt of not supporting our high street shops, so some days on the way to the park, I stop into our lovely ‘Denelas’ bakery or a local cafe, where I do the same thing again. In order to fund our guilty family pie habit, I began selling stuff online.
Has anyone else experienced the joys of advertising a ‘bundle of 6 xbox games’ on marketplace for £10 only to be bombarded with annoying messages like
“How much for one game? Will you take a fiver for all of them? and ‘Can you save till a week on Saturday please hun?” To be honest, no, Bunnyfilter96, I’d rather stick pins in my eyes or give the blimmin things to charity.
My roots need doing, my nails are chipped, i hardly know up from down. I know the kids need new trousers and shoes, and haircuts. But what all felt perfectly easy to manage in the optimistic early days of the balmy summer hols now feels quite overwhelming. And, so I crawl to the sofa, rip open a pack of ‘everyday’ saver digestives, and dunk them mindlessly into a cuppa.Next, I scroll through facebook, and to my horror see that SUBWAY is opening nextdoor to Greggs. Ha,ha , “Grubway” I chuckle deliriously to myself, before breaking down in tears. Roll on term time!
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)