Friday, February 09, 2007

Garlic: scourge of Vampires and Fathers-to-be

Two years ago I wrote a blog entry about how the pregnant woman's sense of smell is increased 280% and how as a result Hayley was sniffing me in a disapproving manner.

This time round her sense of smell seems unable to tolerate any trace of garlic that I might have unknowingly eaten. This evening she has held her nose, pulled her face and finally banished me to the spare room for the night because I ate a rather delicious Vegetable Madras for lunch at work today.

Of course the many benefits of garlic do nothing to persuade my beloved that I am really doing us both a favour by eating it. Perhaps it should carry a government health warning: "this plant can seriously increase your risk of sleeping in the spare room."