The time honoured punishment for gluttony which is the forced
feeding of rats, toads and snakes, sounds surprisingly
like a bush tucker trial to me so don't be afraid, at any point
along our merry way, to cry out,
"I'm a crosstitcher, get me out of here!"
and your ordeal will immediately be terminated.
You will, however, be required to feed the Tamworth while you
wait back at camp for the others to return as this wondrous
creature personifies in one go not only gluttony's associated
animal but it's allocated colour as well - an orange pig!
From the Latin, as are so many things, gluttive means to
gulp down and swallow. It's over-indulgence, over-consumption
to the point of waste, over the top. In fact it's over the teeth,
over the tongue, look out stomach here it comes!
Thomas Aquinas, who seems to have been a rather picky killjoy
of a man actually went to the tedious lengths of preparing a
list of six ways to commit gluttony:
1. eating too soon
2. eating too expensively
3. eating too much
4. eating too eagerly
5. eating too daintily
6. eating wildly
If only he'd made a list of ways to leave your lover I
could have referred to him again when we get on to lust,
but maybe I will anyway. Can't wait for that one. Steady Suzie!
My gluttony quote of the week must come from Jenny Coogan,
the author of Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe, who said,
"I have a head for business and a body for sin.
Unfortunately, the sin appears to be gluttony."
Way to go girl!
Now prepare to fill your boots, waddle over to the Chez Long Dog
Emporium and shop till you drop. Chef''s dish of the day is
All Thigs I. Just change the words and instead of that old school
assembly favourite you have the Long Dog "Hymn to Gluttony."
All things sweet and sugary,
All gateaux great and small,
All things made from marzipan,
I love to scoff them all.
Each tiny little cream cake,
Each chocolate eclair,
Great swirls of royal icing,
I pig out - I don't care!