I have successfully recruited Celia and Charlie to the millet gang. Woohoo! I made a vat of the red bean stew last night, had some myself with millet and leeks and today took portions of stew plus uncooked millet and instructions for how to prepare it to B&J and to C&C. I’ve not heard from B&J yet, but C&C had theirs for lunch and I received a very positive text from Celia afterwards. Not only that but when we met up later for a walk she gave me a bag for millet she wants me to buy for her on my next visit to Fare Shares, our local co-operative shop.
I am imagining a near future where millet becomes the in thing (and probably quadruples in price) featuring on menus in all the hippest restaurants and recipes. C&C and I will be saying things like, “Millet? Oh yes, we’ve been eating it for years. Have you tried it in a pilaff?” I’m going to be a tad deflated if B&J turn round and say, “Nah, not for us.”
MasterB made a Zoom event unsettling as he was unsettled. He yowled, he clambered, he raced. I tried to watch and listen while playing with him. I tried bribing him with biscuits. I tried telling him off. Nothing worked. Eventually I gave up and left. He continued to be unsettled. I began preparing my meal, MasterB became operatic. I tried taking him outside, he hissed and spat and came straight back indoors. But when, dinner eaten, I turned on the television, sat down on the sofa he came and curled up beside me. Right now he’s asleep across me. I wonder if he just wanted my attention, all my attention, all my companionship and no sharing.
I’d like to go to bed now, so he’s likely to be upset again. I hope he feels happier when he understands I’m not going anywhere.
Stay safe. Keep well. Try millet.