Do you have a ritual when you read the weekend papers ? In that aspect of our lives , John and I are 100% compatable. He goes for news, sport,business, money. I go for family,travel,weekend mag and entertainment guide- so everyone’s happy. Last night we got in from supper at Terracotta, a local little Italian deli/restaurant. Fab food, fab company- Clare and Bob. The classic Lemoncellos on the house , Jacob’s liqueur of choice, Amaretto,back at the Fletchers house and then home for the papers.Sadly , I even have a ritual when I read the Guardian Weekend magazine – Blind date followed by , restaurant review followed by Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe followed by your pictures…your letters …..Q&A.**…Experience. It was at Q&A it all went wrong. It was Kirsty Young’s this week. dam good photo, she looks beautiful . Q: What is your greatfest fear ? A:My daughters becoming serously ill. Q: What is the closest you’ve come to death A: I had bacterial meningitis in my mid 20’s. that was pretty close.
After that , I couldn’t read on . I felt that pysychological punch in my gaping open broken heart .
** I know Edward Steven’s of Hanwell reads Q&A , as I have read his complaint on ‘Your Letters ‘ as to how trite it is becoming !