Saturday, 20 October 2012

Rather Porridge Than Steroids

There's a very nice health shop in town ... well , actually , there are two  but the other one's more for things like Devil's Claw or Mega Ginseng Brain Food supplements .  So I go to the plain one that reckons that organic is good and affordable organic is even better . And anyway , they're the only place in town with Jumbo oats which I mix with the ordinary kind to produce my own Mega Brain Food ... hearty porridge .
So if you're ever in town ... not totally unlikely since Leeuwarden is now officially a candidate for European Culture Capital in 2018 .... and you're admiring the very fine Art Nouveau pharmacy , take a quick look down the alley at the side .You might catch a glimpse of me trying to get into the Eko winkel . According to the large-ish young man behind the till  , my "profile" isn't big enough to be recognised by their new automatic doors . We reckoned I should eat more porridge .

10 comments:

Friko said...

Hm, I don’t have a solution for you. Would mirrors help? They’re said they do magic. Or perhaps a very large coat with lots of bobbles for bobbing about in front of the doors?

Or knock on the door, make the large-ish man come out and open the damned door for you if he wants your custom.

Mrs Smith said...

I like the sound of jumbo oats! A hearty porridge with honey and a sprinkle of LSA ( not LSD) is my favourite breakfast.

Tania said...

Cripes. You're obviously not 'Dutch' enough. I can't imagine that profiles anything under 6'7" tall would register on any Dutch door sensor.

colleen said...

Yes! More porridge! We eat it every day - cooked in the microwave for speed. I'm all at sixes and sevens if we run out.

Suse said...

I thought i was alone in my porridge addiction around here but recently Son#2 started making it every day for breakfast too. I feel inordinately proud.

I like the sound of your super duper oats.

Rattling On said...

Oh, good show! I wish my profile were so inconspicuous. You'll just have to carry a flag to attract his attention.Or keep a lackey to do the door opening for you. A hefty one.

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rachel said...

Your profile isn't big enough???? Sheesh. More porridge yes, but with golden syrup, maybe!

frayedattheedge said...

I would be delighted if I wasn't big enough to cause the door to open!! We eat porridge in the winter - I like a large spoonful of home made jam on mine!

Liz said...

How wonderful to be too petite to be recognised!

Porridge, mmm. Must start eating it again.

Trying to get into the Eko winkel sounds rather dodgy though ...