“Darling, do you think the supermarket will stock…?”

A funny blog post about interesting cooking ingredients, from Midlife Dramas in PyjamasMy husband likes to cook. At the weekend he likes to read a broadsheet newspaper. And he particularly likes to combine the two – by using recipes he finds in the broadsheet’s magazine. The recipes invariably contain somewhat ‘out there’ ingredients: French rock salt in a dinky, stylish, expensive jar as opposed to table salt in a massive, plastic, economy tub.

Last night I was writing the weekly shopping list. Husband was reading the broadsheet magazine. He looked up. I knew what was coming, “Do you think the supermarket will sell quinces and malt powder?”

I went to said supermarket today. Did they stock these two items? No they did not. I looked around for replacements, and did the best I could.

I bought him an apple and some Horlicks…


A funny blog post about learning songs for choir, from Midlife Dramas in PyjamasI’m in a choir. We perform in a concert hall. We’re accompanied by an orchestra. It’s all very prestigious. Therefore we have to sing everything by heart.

We’re given a CD of the songs, which I instantly transfer onto my iPod. I then plug myself into this wherever I go – literally. Today I wore it around the supermarket.

Got very odd looks as I sang You’ll Never Walk Alone down the tampon aisle. Might have traumatised a passing toddler for life.

Got even odder looks in the fruit & veg aisle. It would appear not everyone appreciates a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus whilst weighing out their plums…