Wednesday, January 02, 2008

In praise of wee small oranges


I don't like winter, with its cold weather and long dark nights. But one thing I do like about this time of year is the variety of small orange fruits like clementines, satsumas, mandarins and tangerines. Easy to peel, pleasant to the taste and oh so juicy - one of the hibernal season's few redeeming features. Be thankful for small (orange) mercies.

Crap joke about a South American politician
Which South American politician wears a burberry baseball cap, a shell suit and chunky gold jewellery and can be seen walking rottweilers around a council estate?

Hugo Chav-ez.

Cue the usual stoney-faced glares and deathly silence punctuated by the swooshing of tumble weeds and distant clang of a funeral bell.

1 comment:

Mope Monster said...

The best oranges are the ones where there is a small gap between the inside and the skin so they are easy to peel and also sweeter for some reason than the pithy hard to peel bitter ones. Blueberries are my favourite fruit at the moment.

As for the chav(ez) joke - mildly funny - did you make it up all by yourself????!