And so it begins at the same time each week, the shopping list is generated.
In years gone by, I remember my list starting with the staples: bread, margarine, cheese, milk.
Those days are long gone. Now, each week the list starts with my staples: wine, chocolate, crisps and coffee.
What happened to those days of peace and quiet? Where I would eat a decent meal until I was finished, in one sitting? Relax with a nice cup of tea while catching up on my favourite soaps? And even eating a bag of sweets, all to myself, engrossed in a really good movie.
Life happened, and now, my shopping list consists of energy fuelling quick boosts to make sure I make it through the day with my Three Little Rascals, without falling asleep at an inappropriate moment!