The Brown Sauce Solution

Sorry if the header photo startled you, but I’m struggling for something suitable and thought I’d carry on the pink theme. I know it will be a controversial choice, particularly with Julia, but what is life without a little controversy to spice it up?

It’s the early hours of the morning, Storm Jorge is howling outside, though there is, as yet, no rain, and the internet is full of dire predictions of a “weather bomb”. This is good (in a way), as it means people have stopped talking about coronavirus. I suppose when you are faced with floods and gales the less immediate stuff, like the possibility of picking up an exotic illness, becomes even less important.

Fortunately, being on top of a hill, flooding is unlikely, though I am always a little wary of the wind. Being on top of a hill may be great as a preventative against flooding, but it does tend to be a bit breezy.

I keep thinking of that mystery researcher who will be using my blog in 100 years to do a PhD on Stupidity in the Early 21st Century. Or however an academic would dress it up.

The monarchy is crumbling. We have withdrawn from meaningful politics. Coronavirus is going to kill us all. Boris Johnson has started breeding again. And the weather is getting steadily worse.

But, they will say, despite this the subject seemed more upset at having to eat a bacon sandwich without brown sauce (a popular working class condiment of the time) than he was about the breakdown of society, world recession and global warming. And, dear reader, my future academic researcher would be correct.

You see, I can correct my bacon sandwich problem. I am not able to mend the Royal Family, reboot British politics, cure coronavirus, castrate Boris Johnson or put an end to the excess wind (see previous comment about politics). But I can go to the shop and buy a bottle of brown sauce.

I have decided that as from today I’m going to worry as little as possible and that when I do worry I’m going to worry only about the things I can change.

Global warming – recycle more, use less plastic, eat less meat.

Fossil Fuels – drive less, save up for an electric car.

Bacon Sandwich – buy some sauce.

Politics, the Royal Family and Boris Johnson’s wedding tackle are all problems for someone else.



22 thoughts on “The Brown Sauce Solution

  1. tootlepedal

    I don’t like brown sauce or red sauce on a bacon buttie. I like bacon and a lot of butter. You only need sauce on something if it doesn’t taste good in the first place. Buy better bacon and give up the sauce. I like the other three targets though.
    I put my socks on while standing up the other day but I was leaning against a wall when i did it so it was cheating.

  2. Lavinia Ross

    Yes, the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and always has been, according to each generation. We can only change the things we can, and the rest is…well…out of our control. πŸ™‚ Soldier on, Quercus! Enjoy that brown sauce. I prefer hot sauce myself. πŸ™‚

  3. Laurie Graves

    Well, dear blogging friend, I have learned two things today: First Boris’s level of devotion to his partners is right down there with Trump’s. Second, some people put brown sauce on bacon sandwiches. I think you are right to take comfort in the things you can control, no matter how small.

  4. charliecountryboy

    Excellent and made me laugh just before I set out on this morning’s windy run, not quite like Greta Thunderburgh put it, but much more entertaining, enjoy the bacon πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    1. quercuscommunity

      I have just had an enjoyable brunch featuring bacon sandwiches without brown sauce, as I have yet to go shopping. Another life lesson – they were still good. I hope you enjoyed your run as much as I enjoyed my sandwich. πŸ™‚

      1. charliecountryboy

        I did thank you and you were part of a discussion on said run. Small steps! I reiterated that you might not be able to cure Coronavirus or change the political scene or even save the planet but you can at least buy some brown sauce but now I feel deflated πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      2. quercuscommunity

        I’m off to buy brown sauce as soon as I have answered this. I will then go and shop for vegetables that aren’t in plastic bags. In an ideal world I would run to the shop, but I will leave that to the more fit and virtuous of the WP Community. Over to you… πŸ™‚

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