Why oh why oh why?
Last year it was on a canteen week, this year it's on a canteen week and on top of that the family have decided it's time to celebrate my mother-in-law's 95th birthday that week, supposedly it's on the 27th but I don't think even she knows properly. I swear she's been 95 for the past ten years but it looks as if she won't get past that until she gets her party. Now this sounds like the ideal excuse for me not to spend too much time, or even any time, with an entire dysfunctional family from the back woods of Spain who would make a cross between the Beverly Hillbillies, the mountain folk from Deliverance and Cyclops look normal. However, last year, a quid a day was far too easy and having just had a wok buffet accompanied by couple of jugs I feel I could go the five days on a pound.
So if I'm allowed, if any one person donates 73GBP I'll sign up and do just that. Why 73? Then I'll know it's not a random 20/25/50/100 donation and that someone likes me enough to save me from a fate worse than a family gathering yet hates me enough to want me to suffer for it.
Have I thought this through? Of course not, those couple of jugs may actually have been four or five.