The Town House and The Country House‏

Ok you sexy beast, today I have a little story about The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse for you.

And it goes a little something like this:

A Town Mouse once visited a relative who lived in the country.

For lunch the Country Mouse served wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, with a dash of cold water for drink.

The Town Mouse ate very sparingly, nibbling a little of this and a little of that, and by her manner making it very plain that she ate the simple food only to be polite.

After the meal the friends had a long talk, or rather the Town Mouse talked about her life in the city while the Country Mouse listened.

They then went to bed in a cozy nest in the hedgerow and slept in quiet and comfort until morning. In her sleep the Country Mouse dreamed she was a Town Mouse with all the luxuries and delights of city life that her friend had described for her.

So the next day when the Town Mouse asked the Country Mouse to go home with her to the city, she gladly said yes.

When they reached the mansion in which the Town Mouse lived, they found on the table in the dining room the leavings of a very fine banquet.

There were sweetmeats and jellies, pastries, delicious cheeses, indeed, the most tempting foods that a Mouse can imagine.

But just as the Country Mouse was about to nibble a dainty bit of pastry, she heard a Cat mew loudly and scratch at the door.

In great fear the Mice scurried to a hiding place, where they lay quite still for a long time, hardly daring to breathe.

When at last they ventured back to the feast, the door opened suddenly and in came the servants to clear the table, followed by the House Dog.

The Country Mouse stopped in the Town Mouse’s den only long enough to pick up her carpet bag and umbrella.

“You may have luxuries and dainties that I have not,” 
she said as she hurried away,
“but I prefer my plain food and simple life in the country with the peace and security that go with it.”

Why do I tell you this old tale?

Because it demonstrates something interesting which I have observed.

Lots of us enjoy the finer things in life, just like the Town Mouse does and that’s ok, up to a point.  

Life is just full of chances to have little treats.

Social occasions with nice food, booze, coffee & cake EVERY DAY/WEEKEND

AND at the end of the day, you know deep down that living this lifestyle has its drawbacks, apart from the weight gain, one day it may kill you.

And just like the Country mouse, you may well be thinking, that you would prefer to live a more simple life, and have the peace of mind (and health) that comes with it.

Learn how to take a balanced approach, and lead a safer, simpler life here:

Richard Clarke

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