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Now for the past few weeks my every spare moment has been taken up with writing quite a number of presentations that are coming up in August and September. (I am soon to enroll in the latest online course on how to say no). So you may have noticed that the blogs have been a bit thin lately. Good old Peg (via Mum of course) has come to the party again with one of her jokey emails and I am going to post it because I can justify the good eating, healthy diet message which is the backbone of this email……..
Mike and Yvonne were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Yvonne’s insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.
One day, their good health didn’t help when they went on a vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favorite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, ‘Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.’
Mike asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. ‘Why, nothing,’ Peter replied, ‘remember, this is your reward in Heaven.’
Mike looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth.
‘What are the greens fees?’ grumbled Mike.
‘This is heaven,’ St. Peter replied. ‘You can play for free, every day.’
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch.
‘Don’t even ask,’ said St. Peter to Mike. This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.’
Mike looked around and nervously asked Yvonne ‘Well, where are the low-fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?’
‘That’s the best part,’ St. Peter replied. ‘You can eat and drink as much as you like and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!’
‘No gym to work out at?’ said Mike
‘Not unless you want to,’ was the answer.
‘No testing my sugar or blood pressure or…’
‘Never again’
Mike glared at Yvonne and said, ‘You and your F—n Bran Flakes. We could have been here ten years ago!
old couple sitting
Good old Mike and Yvonne get around – they were also the stars of another blog earlier!
Of course the message for us all is clear:

  • Eat healthily
  • Decaf tea and coffee
  • Adequate water intake
  • Exercise safely
  • Don’t smoke and keep alcohol in moderation
  • I’m pretty sure there was a be frugal with your pennies as well?!

Safe flying everyone.