A memory a day - 26 - A moment on the lips

Around 12 years old still I am crossing the road and someone shouts out of a car window "out the way Porky". Owwwweeee, distraught by this I tell my mother I am embarking on a diet. My mother presumably trying to be helpful draws a picture and sticks it on the fridge. "A moment on th lips, a lifetime on the hips". This was rather nice. What wasn't so nice was the mouth watering temptation of the Cadbury's Creme Egg that was sellotaped on top of it. My mother is a great believer in willpower. I didn't inherit this trait so it the chocolate egg didn't stay there long although the tempestuous relationship with food has remained!


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