Ode To A Biscuit – Sunday Supplement

Last week found me suffering with the mother of all colds and feeling really sorry for myself. I don’t tend to handle illness very well, but common sense prevailed and I gave in to my body’s desire to be nursed back to health.

After a week of doing just that, still feeling the after effects of ‘scary heart day‘ and not being allowed to do anything other than the mildest of exercise (doc’s orders) – I have come to the conclusion that I am, indeed, slug woman.

  • Over the past few day I have more than overindulged in snuggly evenings on the sofa with Mr Chic.
  • I have eaten way too much (I think I’ve been feeding my cold to starve a fever – so I went with it).
  • I have sat at my computer for hours without moving around or exercising.
  • In fact, exercise last week was journeying from the bed to the fridge and back again 🙁

As a result I have the speed and stamina of your average slug! To top it all off, I’ve had an overwhelming desire to stuff the entire contents of a pack of biscuits down my throat. Seriously guys, my mind is filled with thoughts of chocolate digestives. I even wrote an ode to a biscuit:

An Ode to a Biscuit

An ode to a biscuit - a poem about my love of chocolate biscuits


I’m sure this is just a blip; I think my body’s going a bit haywire. It’s used to fresh air and lots of exercise. I don’t think it takes too well to being cooped up with a head cold. I cannot wait to get back to myself! How about you, does ill health affect the way you eat or the foods you crave?

And for those of you wondering; I did have a couple of biscuits. I don’t believe in denying myself, I’m just controlling the urge to keep Cadbury in business 🙂




  1. March 21, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Hi Michelle, this post made me smile. It’s only 3 weeks since I left my job and in that time I put on 6lbs. I haven’t been eating biscuits but I think it’s about state of mind affecting your body as you say, whether you’re physically sick or just going through period of change it definitely has an effect on your body. I think you were quite right to hunker down and eat biscuits, I’m going to do the same with Easter eggs this weekend and start again next Monday! Hope you’re feeling better now. x

    • March 24, 2016 / 8:20 am

      I can definitely see a pattern of over-indulgence during periods of deep emotional distress, or illness when I look back at my life. I ate so many chocolate biscuits when I was younger, it’s a miracle I have a tooth left in my head!
      Michelle xx

  2. March 22, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Michelle, this is hilarious! Your ode to a biscuit is actually really good, lol! Your writing is funny and so relatable; we’ve ALLLLLL been there. I hope you’re right as rain and gambolling about the countryside soon, instead of writing poetry to biscuits. I’ve been buying Cadbury mini-eggs “for my son” who eats two, and then I eat the rest of the packet, so I completely relate. Maybe I need to compose a poem to those chalky, crunchy, little chocolate eggs…. xx

    • March 24, 2016 / 8:24 am

      I’ve been writing poems and short stories for years. Somewhere (lost in a move) there is a black plastic bag chock full of my scribblings. If I ever find it the posts of The Barefaced Chic will be heaving with poems 🙂
      Michelle xx

  3. Caroline Baker
    June 12, 2017 / 11:51 am

    hahah what a wonderful welcome to your newsletter…I’m a bit like you with scribblings everywhere!!

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