The Monday Muse. Skinny Fry.

You will have to excuse my meandering mind again today. As I was laid face down on a surgeon’s table this morning, I couldn’t help but wish I was sat on the riverside bench that the boy and I had perched on just 20 hours previously with two portions of chips and a can of Dr. Pepper. I’ve always loved what we Brits can do with a potato, but I hadn’t sampled the magic for at least six months.

So as I studied the speckles of a blue vinyl floor, I started reminiscing about chips…



Skinny Fry.

I was a fussy eater until I was around 25 years old. As a kid, I was often left sitting at the dinner table long after everyone else had finished, staring at a plate filled with greens.

I would long for a portion of fries.

My Dad used to tell me I’d turn into a chip. I used to think it wouldn’t be as bad as turning into a cauliflower or a piece of broccoli. At least I could be a supermodel skinny fry with a French accent.




  1. 15 June 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Hope you feel better soon and can reward yourself with chips. I saw my surgeon this morning! But recovering well now.

    • 15 June 2015 / 6:23 pm

      Now there’s an idea, I didn’t think of that, it’s the perfect excuse to eat some chips again! Thank you, it really wasn’t anything too serious, just a very minor procedure. I hope you’re ok! 🙂

      • 15 June 2015 / 7:13 pm

        Op on my right wrist a month ago. Just had the plaster off. Yippee. But hubby is still having to cook. Always a silver lining. 😉 Enjoy your chips.

        • 15 June 2015 / 8:02 pm

          Gosh, I bet that was a relief to have that off! Haha, there is definitely something in being looked after, although I’m currently still waiting for my Florence Nightingale to come home… Then maybe I’ll send him for some chips 🙂

  2. 15 June 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I hope you’re okay and have a speedy recovery.
    I agree with whichwaynow101, reward yourself with a bunch of yummy fries.
    Take care. 🙂

    • 15 June 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you. I definitely will, I wish I’d have thought of it myself earlier!

  3. 16 June 2015 / 12:46 am

    I think the best way to heal after surgery is with a HUGE batch of chips. Wish you were here on the boat. The Captain makes the best homemade chips I’ve ever tasted.

  4. 16 June 2015 / 12:52 am

    Hope you are recovering well and eating chips

    • 17 June 2015 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Donna! I’m still exercising some degree of self-restraint and moderation, my Dad’s warning is always at the back of my head… plus they’re better when you don’t have them very often 🙂

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