SINCE my husband has been easing himself into retirement, such as being at home just a little more frequently than before, he has started to stand in front of our fridges and freezers perusing the contents.

His latest comment was “I think we should eat everything in the fridges and freezers before we buy any more food whatsoever”.

I am so looking forward to giving him a litre of chicken stock, an onion, half a cup of tomato purée, a soupcon of frozen peas, a couple of chicken wings bought for our daughter’s dog, and a manky ancient morsel of apple crumble, without custard, for his supper.

Other than that I love him dearly and wouldn’t be without him.

Louise Broughton