‘Time flies like an arrow—but fruit flies like a banana.’ Terry Wogan.

02 Feb

Stories from my Sketchbook . . . 

I’ve never really been that much of a fan of eating fresh fruit (except maybe berries—I do love berries) but I have always eaten it, even when I didn’t particularly want to, because I was told it was good for me.  It seemed entirely the wrong thing to say that I always preferred a good slice of apple pie (or apple crumble) to just eating a plain old apple  . . . and I would have much preferred a great big fat slice of banana bread to just any old banana . . .

Since last October I have been following a low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle and that has also meant eating little to no fruit (and especially not in pies or crumbles) although I have still managed to sneak in a few strawberries underneath my dollop cream!   But you know what?  I haven’t missed it.  At all.  (I have probably just alienated every fruit-growing person on the planet, but there you go.  I am sure there are still enough people out there devouring the world’s fruits in such quantities that my no longer partaking will hardly be missed.)

Having said all that, no longer eating fruit does not make me totally immune to its charms.  The myriad colours, textures and shapes are all pretty fabulous . . . and a lot of fun to sketch . . .


Posted by on February 2, 2018 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “‘Time flies like an arrow—but fruit flies like a banana.’ Terry Wogan.


    November 11, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks , I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?


    • sallyinthehaven

      November 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I haven’t written anything here since Christmas last year as I really felt like a needed a break from writing for a while. I just sort of ran out of things to say! I have instead been doing much more drawing and sketching (see instagram – also sallyinthehaven) but I have been thinking about getting back into the writing again. Your lovely comment might just have spurred me on!! 🙂


  2. stevetalbot51

    February 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Bit ho-huim about fruit myself too Sal -although I do enjoy grapes (in liquid form) 🙂
    Nice sketch though, very colourful and almost looking good enough to eat

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