Sunday 19 February 2012


Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of my step into the Blog world. I shall probably forget it on the day so I'm reminding myself of it now with a repost of one of my earlier, unread posts. Enjoy!

Cling – to hold tightly, be emotionally over-dependent, refuse to let go

I'm a reasonably independent woman, not often prone to temperamental outbursts. I love the members of my family and I think they love me. We embrace affectionately, support each other emotionally and respect each other's privacy. Why then, given these parameters, can I not cope with clingfilm?

Other people efficiently manage to encase widely differing objects; jugs of stock are staunchly refused permission to spill, cakes are neatly parcelled and hermetically sealed, the onions of winter salads resolutely try but fail to send their fumes beyond the plastic. Portions of fruit and slices of vegetables, roast chicken carcasses and too-generous casseroles all consign themselves to the constraints of this thin clear self-adhering plastic material.

They do all this until I try to marshal them. To be more precise it is not the contents that prove problematic but the clingfilm. Does it recognise in me a person who secretly longs to be enfolded in strong arms and held close till, breathless with passion, I beg for release? Well, of course not, but I have to distract myself with idle thoughts as I wrestle with the wretched wrapping that clings to itself and to me as if scared to let go. I mutter and curse as the film tightens and thickens and eventually manage to reduce it to a sulky pellet which I would love to hurl into the rubbish bin but cannot as it still seems loath to leave me.

Thus, the contents of my fridge are left unwrapped, tainted with onion and curry, the chicken carcasses dry out to firewood consistency, the lemon halves shrink to husks, the cabbages wilt and everything that was once fresh and crisp limps into unappetising decrepitude.

Ah me, such is life!


  1. Oh, how I can relate to this post!

  2. This is why I store my foods in Tupperware or plastic containers!

  3. So glad you reposted this. I too can definitely relate!

  4. I can identify with that too!

    Congrats on your bloaversary!!!

    Well done you

    Keep all those posts coming


  5. I only buy one kind of plastic wrap - Glad. It is more expensive, but at least I can get it off the roller onto the plate or bowl. The cheap ones are impossible.

  6. I know someone with a fridge like that. (Not me!) Good that this post is getting read this time. Happy bloggoversary!

  7. Congrats on 3 years. I love your photos, even if I'm slacking in the comments department, or late to the party.

  8. Thank you folks:-) It's good to know I'm not alone in the fight with clingfilm. I persevere because I'm stubborn - one day I will conquer!

  9. Happy blog anniversary! Loved this post on cling wrap. :)

  10. Well done on your 3 years!

    We use inverted plates and bowls most of the time instead of that madness-inducing stuff.


  11. Congratulations on your 3rd Blogaversary. I'm coming up on my date too. I can't imagine why I chose to have it on a Leap Year day.

    And I'm totally no-good at the cling wrap either. That's why they all go into plastic tins.


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