"Along with millions of other viewers, I frequently watch the television cook Mary Berry and am amazed by the seeming effortless she puts into creating her marvellous food treats. Two things puzzle me the most though. The first is how she is so slim as she always appears to be sampling her delicious wares and the second is that constant smile which never seems to leave her soft yet lived-in face, however big a pile of washing up and table tidying her armpits are up to?
The thing I most like about her however, is the fact that she obviously enjoys cooking for her family, the next door neighbour, everyone else and Uncle Tom Cobbley it would seem. Never once have I discerned a spot of inner resentment sneak out about being in the kitchen preparing for all manner of occasions, both routine and celebratory while her dear husband has been in the lounge downing a port with the rest of the family while he entertained the visitors in fits of laughter and fun all round.
Things obviously work like clockwork in the Berry household because everyone knows their place and Mary has happily found hers in the kitchen. Please don't get me wrong now ladies, as I'm all for chaps having a bash at the cooking if the apron fits, but however much you try to to dress it up, there is no denying that men have always been more able poaching the bird instead of roasting it!
By the way, did you hear the one about the two lady cooks chatting away as they got the Christmas dinner ready? One cook was a staunch Roman Catholic and the other an agnostic. The two were discussing the meaning of the Christmas message and eventually the exasperated agnostic cook threw her apron down in disbelief and said, 'Get away with it, woman! I am prepared to accept the possibility of the virgin birth, but as to there being three wise men...... pull the other cracker.You'll be telling me next that men are as smart as women, Santa comes down the chimney and pigs wear wooly coats!' Merry Christmas everyone xxx" December 20th, 2017.