By: Blonde Two
When energy levels get low out on the hills and Blondes (usually me) start to get a bit grumpy, there is only really one effective answer – sweeties. Blonde One can quite often be seen slipping me sugary morsel when I start to get a bit ratty with her, with the kids or even just with life.
Sweeties should be carried in a convenient pocket or pouch where they can be reached without stopping walking and without anyone noticing (no Blonde wants to admit to being moody). Of course, you can do the same with nuts, dried apricots or funny flakes of banana but we have tried all of these and nothing beats a …
Now this is where Blonde One and I have a difference of opinion. We don’t have many, in fact, it is a bit scary how often we agree with each other, eat the same food and make the same decisions. We do not, however, agree on which confectionary should win the title of “Blonde Walking Sweet”. Blonde One favours the Jelly Baby and I prefer the Wine Gum (shaped ones not round ones). Blonde One is more organised about bringing hers and has a special pouch to put them in, so over the course of a year’s walking we would probably consume more Jelly Babies (there may be the possibility for some serious research here).
So if you ever bump into us out on Dartmoor and want to work out which Blonde is which, look tired and a bit fed up (but please don’t swear) and see which type of sweetie you get offered.
Jelly Babies – every time!
I like both but I would lean towards wine gums as you get a longer chew
Exactly – Blonde One is wrong but don’t tell her as I often end up eating her Jelly Babies because I have forgotten my Wine Gums!
But with jelly babies you get to check out the face that you are about to chew off!!
Now on Saturday and Sunday
When the weather is quite fine
And I’m bored with too much tele
And Baby’s begun to whine,
And me gums ‘ave turned to jelly
An early-warning sign,
Out on Dartmoor you will find me
In the bogs and on the Tors,
And my face will be quite dreamy
‘Cos I love to be outdoors
and what will I be chewing as I march along the way?
Sure, there’s only one worth choosing – a lovely MILKY WAY !
That is brilliant – I am going to steal it for a future blog post – maybe a Two Blondes poetry competition!